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How to Spend 3 Days in Sharjah

How to Spend 3 Days in Sharjah

With three days in Sharjah, you have time to explore the city’s must-sees and go on an outdoor adventure or two. Unwind on the beach, search for ancient fossils in the desert, and visit Dubai and the United Arab Emirates’ east coast. Here’s how to do it.

Day 1: Sights and sands

Get an overview of the city the easy, air-conditioned way—on a guided private or group tour with transport that stops by attractions such as the Al Noor Mosque, Sharjah Fort, and Buhaira Corniche. If you want more flexibility, a hop-on hop-off bus lets you set your own itinerary and pace. 

In the afternoon, choose one of Sharjah’s museums to explore. Nature and history enthusiasts can admire the aquatic life and maritime artifacts at Sharjah Aquarium and the Maritime Museum, while automobile buffs will enjoy the Classic Car Museum.

Later, discover the desert’s beauty on a dune bash and Bedouin-style dinner tour—or fly over the dunes at sunset in a hot-air balloon. For the full Arabian Nights experience, sleep under the stars at a desert camp.

Day 2: Skyscrapers and desert adventures

Dubai’s skyscrapers stand tall just down the coast and are well worth a look. Book a tour that covers the main attractions, such as the Burj Khalifa and Palm Jumeirah. Or, opt for a 2-city tour—you’ll visit Dubai before continuing on to Abu Dhabi to marvel at the capital’s Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Ferrari World, and architectural wonders.

Alternatively, immerse yourself in Sharjah’s desert. Venture into the dunes to pick through prehistoric settlements, and study the fossils at the Mleiha Archaeological Centre. Or, look for desert flora and fauna on a trek to Stone Age caves. 

Day 3: Day trips and cruises

Join a tour to the less-developed east coast and cross the Hajar Mountains to the coastal town of Fujairah, with its medieval fort and beaches lapped by the Gulf of Oman. Then, journey into neighboring Oman’s Musandam Peninsula for an Arabian dhow cruise. Board one of these wooden boats, and take in the views as you cruise around fjordlike inlets, watching for dolphins and stopping to snorkel.

Alternatively, relax and stay in Sharjah. Kick back on the sandy beaches of Al Khan or Al Mamzar Beach Park, or seek some thrills at the Island of Legends amusement park or Pearls Kingdom water park.

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Overnight Camping

Overnight Camping

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This overnight expedition begins with a tour of the Mleiha Archaeological Centre to acquaint you with the area. Next head out on a short dune ride and desert hike where you will be able to see it all for yourself. Your evening features star-gazing and a barbeque supper before retiring to your tent for the night. In the morning, hike in the dunes to witness the desert sunrise before breakfast.
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  • 12 hours
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$152.00
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City Sightseeing Sharjah Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Sharjah Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Explore the United Arab Emirates' cultural capital from atop a double-decker sightseeing bus. Set out on a hop-on hop-off tour through the city, stopping at 21 various locations along the way. Learn about third-largest emirate and its vast history as you travel and disembark at as many stops as you like. Shop for rugs at the Blue Souq, wander the white sands of Ajman, see eagle rays and jellyfish at the Sharjah Aquarium and take in a fountain show synched to music. Your pass is good for 24 or 48 hours, depending on which option you choose.
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  • 1 hour
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$34.00
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Sharjah Mleiha Desert Half-Day Tour

Sharjah Mleiha Desert Half-Day Tour

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Enjoy a desert trip focused on history and nature—rather than camel rides and Bedouin-style camps—on a half-day private tour from the Mleiha Archaeological Centre in Sharjah's desert. See prehistoric artifacts, view the remnants of an early desert fort and Stone Age tombs, look for fossils, and drive across huge dunes to see the rock formations known as Camel Rock and Fossil Rock. Includes entrance fees, guide, air-conditioned transport, and choice of departure times.
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  • 4 hours
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$85.00
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Sharjah Arts Heritage and Culture Tour

Sharjah Arts Heritage and Culture Tour

Experience the different strands of Sharjah’s arts and cultural heritage on this 5-hour city tour. With a knowledgeable guide, start by exploring the city’s historical heart on foot. Stroll through the Souk Al Arsa, once a hub for camel-trading Bedouins; learn about Emirati life at the Heritage Museum; and delve into Sharjah’s seafaring past and marine life at the Maritime Museum and Aquarium. Enjoy photo stops at must-sees like Grand King Faisal Mosque, and later, switch your sights to wildlife at Sharjah’s Wildlife Centre and other natural history hotspots.
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  • 5 hours
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Sharjah Aquarium & Maritime Museum with Transfers from any Hotel in Sharjah

Sharjah Aquarium & Maritime Museum with Transfers from any Hotel in Sharjah

Enjoy Sharjah’s most interesting marine stories and explore the Emirate's rich marine heritage which was collected and documented by Sharjah inhabitants; the sea played a significant role in their lives.
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  • 4 hours
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