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There is more to Sharjah than its skyscrapers and splendid scenery. The Sharjah Cultural Heritage tour is a multifaceted experience ideal for tourists and expats alike. This tour touches upon a variety of museums, art, markets, lifestyle, religion, social recognition and of course food! This experience allows you to see and explore the true colors of Sharjah. After a morning pick up, embark on a walking tour of Al Eslah School Museum which was founded in 1935.
Experience a time warp as you observe the old-school education methods. Head out to UAE’s oldest marketplace and a meeting spot of Bedouins and camels back in the days. The Historical Souq Al Arsa is a collection of alleys lined with coral brick walls, wooden doors and dangling lanterns. Next stop will be the Majlis Al Midfa, an ancient structure famous not only for its one-of-a-kind circular wind tower but also as a meeting place for merchants, scholars and residents to meet and discuss politics, literature and poetry.
Walk through the 6 different themed exhibits of Sharjah heritage museum to observe the landscape, lifestyle, traditions and other aspects of Sharjah’s wealthy culture. In the Calligraphy Museum guests can admire the stunning works of Arabic calligraphy created on wood, paper, ceramic and canvas. You can learn more about Sharjah’s maritime and coastal history while observing a wide variety of underwater creatures at Sharjah Aquarium and Maritime Museum.
En route to the Aviation museum make a photo stop at the Grand King Faisal Mosque and the central souq. Step into UAE’s first airport which has been transformed into a museum and showcases UAE’s flying and aviation history along with models of many old aircrafts. Final visit before lunch will be the classic car museum showcasing olden goldies of famous car brands like Bentley, Chevrolet, Ford, Mercedes and Rolls Royce.
After all the sightseeing you will be given an exciting local lunch experience with authentic Emirati food while being accompanied by a local Emirati. Enjoy the ambience of a traditional Emirati setting as you not only feed your hunger but your cultural curiosity. Interact with the Emiratis who are very eager to meet with expats and foreigners that share the love for UAE, just like them.
Emirati Guide or Expatriate guide (Upon request)
Emirati Lunch (Optional)
Air Conditioned Private vehicle Full day tour with customizable itinerary
Aed 800 per person
An Emirati Chauffeur guide will pick you up from your hotel in Sharjah or Dubai and drive you to your first attraction of the Sharjah Arts, Heritage and Culture tour.
Begin with a walking tour of Al Eslah School Museum. Proceed to the oldest market in Sharjah, Souq Al Arsa. Following next are visits to the Majlis Al Midfa, Calligraphy Museum and Heritage Museum. Continue to the Sharjah Aquarium and Maritime Museums. Make a photo stop at the Grand King Faisal Mosque and the Central Souq before making visits to the Aviation Museum and Car Museum. Finish off the tour with a cultural Emirati lunch and the hospitality of a local Emirati.
After your lunch is over your chauffeur guide will return you back to your hotel in Sharjah or Dubai.