Sharjah at a Snip

Tue, Dec 17, 2013


Located in close proximity to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, Sharjah is the capital city of the UAE and happens to be an exotic holiday destination for thousands of tourists from all over the world. Sharjah is an extremely popular tourist destination as it offers a combined experience of desert dunes and sea beaches. Further, you can indulge in an endless shopping spree – this place known as a shopper’s paradise. Sharjah will certainly be an unlimited source of fun and entertainment for your entire family. Let us have a closer look at some of the things you can do or see in this small desert country.

Sharjah Aquarium:

The Sharjah Aquarium is one of the top tourist attractions of this flourishing Middle East country. This amazing underwater world is located only a whisker away from the city’s iconic observation-wheel known as “Eye of the Emirates.” The aquarium educates the visitors about the marine life of gulf region. You get a spectacular sight of the rich marine life of Sharjah’s eastern as well as western seas. You can view the wonderful sea creatures such as turtles, lion-fish, reef sharks, sea horses, clown fish, stingrays, and moray eels. You can have a wonderful experience of coral reefs, mangroves, and lagoons. A visit to the aquarium is a fulfilling experience and you gain a better understanding of how to conserve the environment.

A Desert Safari:

A desert safari could be your best bet if you are looking for an unforgettable experience of fun and entertainment. You can easily hire a special four-wheeler (4WD) that takes you though the desert sands at a blazing-fast speed. You get a rush of excitement when the vehicle crashes against hot sand dunes. The fun is overwhelming when the vehicle bounces over rocks and passes through small water streams. Locally this is known as “Wadi Bashing” and it concludes an hour before the sunset. So you get a chance to capture the beautiful sunset in the backdrop of the desert. Just take out your camera shoot as many pictures as you like. This is followed by a dinner on the desert sands. You get to enjoy the mouthwatering local barbecue dishes. Of course, the experience ends in the night after you enjoy a local song along with the famous belly-dance inside a desert tent.

Enjoy the Beach:

The eastern coast offers the best scenic beaches in UAE. The yellowish sands and the foams created by waves breaking on gentle rocks make a perfect sight for beach lovers. Khorfakkan is the most popular beach. This place is also known as the “creek of two jaws” as it surrounds the Bay of Khor-Fakkan from two sides. There is a beautiful walkway along the long beach. You can have a comfortable walk along this path. You can also enjoy the exotic local foods sold on the beach. Of course, you can visit the nearby fishing village.

Indulge in Shopping:

Your holiday experience in Sharjah is never complete without indulging in a shopping spree. The Central Market is the most popular place for shopping in this little desert country. You can also check out the marketplace on Khaled Lagoon. There are more than six hundred shops selling a diverse range of items. You get it all – from electronic gadgets to precious stones. You find a marvelous display of local handicrafts as well.

When you land in Sharjah, you will be surprised to find many beautiful beaches scattered around this desert like landscape. You can easily find good hotels in Sharjah near these exotic beaches. The hotels are affordable and offer a magnificent view of the seemingly endless coastal belt. So, pack your bags and visit this wonderful place soon!

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