From Dubai: Sharjah City Tour

From Dubai: Sharjah City Tour

From $31 per person

Enjoy a trip of "Pearl of the Gulf" Sharjah. See landmarks such as Emirates largest "King Faisal Mosque", Heritage Museum, and shop amongst the treasure trove of carpets, jewelry and handicrafts at "Al Markazi" souk.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 4 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Optional audio guide
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, Russian, Japanese
Pickup included
PICKUP TIME: 30 – 60 Minutes before departure time from your Hotel
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • King Faisal Mosque
  • Fort of Sharjah
  • Heritage museum
  • Al Arsa Souk
  • Blue Souk
  • Al Markazi Souk
  • Jewelry & handicrafts
Full description
This tour will take you to Sharjah, the "Pearl of the Gulf". A pivotal landmark to see during the tour is King Faisal Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the Emirates. You will visit the renovated Fort of Sharjah, the former residence of the ruling family built in 1820.  Then you'll proceed to wander through the adjacent souk "Al Arsa". Before returning, there's time to stroll and shop at souk "Al Markazi" – a treasure trove of carpets, jewellery and handicrafts.
Includes
  • Pickup from Dubai central hotels
  • Professional English guide
  • Entrance fee to Sharjah Fort and Sharjah Museum
  • Multilingual audio guide
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case, confirmation will be sent as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Ladies visiting the mosque are required to cover their head with a scarf. They should not wear shorts, beachwear or sleeveless outfits
  • Men visiting the mosque should wear long trousers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 56 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
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The half day trip to Sharjah was fantastic! Our driver, Mahir, picked us up on time from our hotel in downtown Dubai. We were given ample time, between 30 minutes to hour, to visit each of the highlighted stops in Sharjah. Our first stop was the immense and beautiful King Faisal mosque. The highlight of the trip was without a doubt the Heritage museum, which holds truly remarkable exhibits of the ancient Islamic world including the history, science, technology, commerce, and “Silk Road” trade from Islamic antiquity. One of our last stops was Al Arsa souk where we found numerous shops selling heavily discounted gold (bargaining is a must). We even had time to relax at one of the souk’s cafés to enjoy delicious karak tea (try it once)!! This excursion is definitely worth doing and provides a unique perspective of an entirely different emirate (Sharjah being one of 7 distinct Emirates) in contrast to the bustling and touristy areas of old/new Dubai and Jumeirah.

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November 22, 2020

Loved the place- a nice getaway towards more cultural/ heritage aspects of UAE. But given our half day schedule, we felt time constrained at most places. That being said, arrangements were good. We had multilingual audio guides to brief us throughout the route. Even our driver cum guide Shanaka was a very warm and pleasant person.

January 18, 2020

Traveling to Dubai is fascinating, but while there, do not miss the opportunity to meet other emirates such as Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. There are tours with pick up from the hotel. Also take a tour to explore the city. The desert tour was a nice experience. The metro helped us a lot since we arrived at the airport and made transfers. We took the Sharjah tour with this agency and we are really very pleased.

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September 25, 2019

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