Sharjah, one of the most popular Emirates in U.A.E, is the perfect place for staying and even visiting. Sharjah boasts of a good number of tourists visiting the city each year and the number keeps on growing. There are a lot of tourist attractions that Sharjah houses and which helps flock the multitudes to the Emirate.
What makes visiting Sharjah more interesting is that there are many places that are absolutely free to visit and even makes your time visiting them worthwhile. So, here are a few of those attractions that are free to visit in Sharjah:
1. The Buried Village
If something spooky interests you, then it is time you pay a visit to the Buried Village in Sharjah. This place has everything to send a chill down your spine. The eerie silence that welcomes you as soon as you near the village, which is situated outside the town of Al Madam, make your heart racing with excitement. The village was believed to be thriving once and the reason is unclear as to why it was abandoned suddenly. The village, which was inhabited by the Al Kutbi tribe, is now lying in ruins and the village is half buried in the sand. The popular stories that make rounds are that it is a doing of the jinn or the inhospitable desert. Well, if you need to experience something unusual, then the Buried Village is the perfect place for you.
2. Blue Souk
A visit to Sharjah won’t be complete without a visit to the Blue Souk, or the Central Souk. The Blue Souk is not just a place to visit, but you can also indulge in shopping in the various stores and products the souk has to offer. The souk got the name Blue Souk, thanks to the magnificent blue tiles outside the wall. This is one of the main reasons why people find the mall attractive and it is also probably one of the most photographed buildings in Sharjah. You can find as many as 600 stores and shop for jewellery, electronics, handicrafts, carpets and much more. You can indulge in buying all that you need, without spending a fortune.
3. Al Mamzar Beach
If visiting a beach in Sharjah is on your to-do list, then it is recommended that you visit the Al Mamzar Beach. Even though Sharjah boasts of many beautiful beaches, the one that is much popular is Al Mamzar. This is a perfect spot to unwind and relax, to put your feet up and bask in the warm sunlight. Let your kids play around in the sand, let them make castles of sand while you sit in peace and be one with the waves and breeze. The Al Mamzar beach is the best place to have a break from all the sightseeing during your vacation.
4. Al Majaz Waterfront
The Al Majaz Waterfront, located at the heart of the city of Sharjah, is one of the most popular places in Sharjah. The place is frequented by tourists and locals alike, making it one of the most visited places in Sharjah. The waterfront, with its calm and cool waters, the sweet breeze and everything it has to offer will provide you with an experience that no other place in Sharjah can provide you with. The waterfront is also home to Sharjah’s most famous musical fountain that lets your heart dance with joy. You can also find play areas that help your kids have a great time and a jogging track that could help you find your fitness. This is an iconic tourist destination that portrays the rich culture and history of Sharjah. In short, this is a must-visit place in Sharjah for perfect family time and bonding.
5. Al Qasba Canal
If you wish to indulge in quality sightseeing while experiencing endless options for fun and entertainment, then make sure that you pay a visit to the Al Qasba Canal. This is yet another famous tourist destination in Sharjah and attracts people from near and far. The beauty of Al Qasba is that it can cater to the needs of all types of people. This is a perfect place for families and kids, as there are a lot of spots for fun and enjoyment. The Al Qasba Canal is packed with cafes, shops and restaurants. This means that this is the perfect place for you to purchase all that you need and to pamper your taste buds with your favourite dishes and delicacies. The Al Qasba Canal has a musical fountain that families can enjoy and it also houses a fun zone for kids and an indoor soft play area. The Maraya Art Centre and the Masrah Al Qasba Theatre cater to the needs of the art enthusiasts. A true excitement awaits you at the Eye of the Emirates wheel.
These are some of the most popular ‘free to do’ things or popular destinations in Sharjah. Visiting the places or spots mentioned above would make your visit and time worthwhile. Apart from these places, you can also visit the famous Al Noor Mosque, the Arabian Wildlife Centre, the Sharjah Natural History Museum and Desert Park, the Sharjah Archaeology Museum and many more.