Explore the hidden gem right on our doorstep
Sharjah might not be the first place you think of when planning some downtime, but the emirate has plenty to offer. For the culturally curious there are 16 museums to choose from, including the truly fascinating 200-year-old official residence of Sharjah’s ruling family, packed full of artifacts and historic documents and located in the heart of the city (a UNESCO listed area). The Arabian Wildlife Centre and Sharjah Aquarium are both excellent draws for younger members of the family, and the newly renovated Souk Al Shanasiyah is a surprisingly beautiful collection of shops and old-fashioned cafes. All summer, visitors can enjoy discounts on the best available rates in hotels across Sharjah, just by visiting the website sharjahmydestination.ae.