Culture Capital 2014
Only 15 min from Dubai we reach the neighbouring, less famous, but most authentic emirate of Sharjah, which has been named the Islamic Culture Capital 2014. In 1998 it was chosen by UNESCO to be the Culture Capital of the Arab World.
Join me off the beaten track and let me introduce you to its history and culture. It's a hidden gem with lots to offer. There are 16 amazing museums to choose from, however I do realize museums are not for everyone. Sharjah is also the perfect place to shop for good bargains in the traditional souqs. You can find beautiful silver and gold jewellery, Pashmina scaves, home decor items, carpets etc
Our tour is private and we are flexible and spend a memorable day in Sharjah together.
Sharjah is the most traditional Emirate of the seven United Arab Emirates. It is the perfect place to get an idea how life was like before oil was discovered.
-Visit the Heart of Sharjah, the original pearling and fishing village, which houses the Sharjah Heritage Museum and the Calligraphy Museum etc
-shop at Al Arsa Souq
-have an authentic rustic but delicious traditional Lunch
-time for shopping at Blue Souq, which is much cheaper than the traditional markets in Dubai
-visit the fish market and admire the view of beautiful governmental buildings
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: you will be picked up from your hotel or cruise ship in Dubai. If you are staying in Abu Dhabi, I can arrange a transfer at additional cost.
End location: you will be dropped back at your hotel or cruise ship or a location of your choice within Dubai, Sharjah or Ajman
Duration: 5 hours
spacious, comfortable car with AC
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 AED - your shopping expenses
Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere, therefore no need to carry too much local currency.
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We were with a group of 49 people from Aruba. We had 3 days of tours with Ute. She was one of the best tour guide we ever got from all our tours. Everybody was very happy and satisfied with the tours. We can recommended everyone who goes to Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Hire Ute as your guide.