This comprehensive private tour offers insight into the history and culture of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) via the nation’s oldest city: Sharjah. A visit to Masjid Al-Noor starts off your 5-hour itinerary; step inside with mosque representatives who explain Islamic beliefs and cultural practices. You’ll also see Sharjah Fort (Al Hisn), Souq Al Arsa, the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, and the fish and fruits market of Souq Al Jubail. Pick-up and drop-off is provided from centrally located hotels in Dubai.
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30 minutes before your start time
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat: 08:00 AM
The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization holds thousands of rare and important Islamic artifacts. Here you can esteem the timeless achievements of Islamic past grandeur and its universality, learn about the facets of Islamic faith, science, discoveries and culture, and embrace the beauty of Islamic art.
Begin your tour with hotel pickup in Dubai and relax during the short drive northeast to Sharjah. Your first stop is the Masjid Al-Noor (Mosque of Lights), located in the heart of Al Buhaira Corniche. This iconic masterpiece is influenced by classical Ottoman architecture, reminiscent of Istanbul’s Blue Mosque.
Souk Al Arsah once captivated merchants from Persia and India, along with local Bedouin who traded charcoal for rice. It’s now a topped market with air-conditioned alleyways featuring solid wooden doors, beautiful coral brick walls and hanging lanterns. The quaint stores sell everything from pearl chests and copper coffee pots to jewellery, perfume bottles and incense. Review the day’s purchases over a cup of Arabic coffee at the café in the centre of the souk, and stock up on delicious sweets at the popular traditional candy shop.
Sharjah Fort Museum provides a unique, interactive experience that brings the emirate’s history to life.
Souq Al Jubail, located on the Corniche Street in Al Soor Area, Sharjah, is an integrated shopping destination that caters to Emiratis and residents’ needs; offering competitively priced fresh fish, meat, fruit and vegetables. Souq Al Jubail includes 67 meat and poultry shops, a fish department, and 212 fruit and vegetables stores.
Arabic, German, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
No wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travelers with serious medical conditions
Stroller / pram accessible
Public transportation nearby
Infant seats available
Conservative dress is highly recommended
Not suitable for pets
To receive a full refund, travelers may cancel up to 48 hours before the experience start time in the local timezone. No refunds will be given after that time period.
We may reserve the right to cancel a customer’s booking for a full refund in case of bad weather or not enough travelers.