A thoroughly modern metropolis with over 6,000 years of history, Sharjah is located along the southern shores of the Arabian Peninsula. All around us, natural landscape stretches from pristine sea waters to mangrove forests, sweeping sand deserts to craggy, soaring mountains.

One hears greetings of ‘Ahlan wa sahlan’ exploring our timeless, treasure-filled souqs and in the streets where the scent of gahwa, our rich, strong Arabic coffee, fills the air. Travellers with adventurous palates can even take their culinary experiences a step further by trying it in a camel milk cappuccino, paired with a sweet side of lugaimat – a honey-soaked dessert with a history dating back to the 13th century.

The art capital of the United Arab Emirates, Sharjah is also home to a vast timeline of human creativity and craftsmanship, from the meticulously restored ‘Heart of Sharjah’ heritage zone where The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah is located, to the cutting edge and contemporary works in our world-renowned Art Museum.

Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in the historic archaeological sites of Mleiha, or enjoy the thoroughly modern water slides and thrill rides of Al Montazah Amusement Park, Sharjah has plenty of attractions and landmarks for visitors and tourists to enjoy.

Unsure what to include in your itinerary? Our Dubai concierge is available to provide personalised recommendations for guests here at The Chedi Al Bait. Our VIP concierge service can also help with booking transportation for day trips out into the desert, and a variety of other services to make your stay with us a dream come true.



Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

Despite its small size, Sharjah is a veritable treasure-trove for the culturally-minded traveller. With over 17 museums to choose from, those who want to immerse themselves in the rich heritage, culture, and history of Sharjah and its surrounding emirates will be spoilt for choice. Of all the museums in the city, the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation stands out as a must-visit even on a short itinerary. Located less than a 10-minute drive from The Chedi Al Bait, the museum houses breathtaking collections of over 5,000 artefacts from across the Islamic world dating as far back as the 7th century AD. The museum’s location along the Al-Majarrah Waterfront also makes it a beautiful landmark amidst the city’s skyline.

Discover Sharjah’s museums, art galleries, and other cultural attractions.

Central Souq

No visit to the Middle East would be complete without a trip to a souq, and Sharjah is no exception. Several souqs can be found across the city, each with their own dedicated assortment of foods, goods, handicrafts, and tourist souvenirs. However, travellers who want to browse a little bit of everything all at once have to include the Sharjah Central Souq on their itinerary. With over 600 shops housed within massive two-storey buildings, one can easily spend a whole day getting lost amidst the winding rows and aisles peppered by upbeat shopkeepers. Tapestries, toys, luxury goods, leather products, gold jewellery – you’ll find all of this and more in just one place!

Discover Sharjah’s Central Souq and other shopping destinations.

Khor Kalba Conservation Reserve

People tend to associate the UAE with sprawling sand dunes and arid deserts, but the emirates promise so much more than that when it comes to sightseeing. Travellers who want to avoid the usual tourist traps and see a whole new side of Sharjah should make a trip to the Khor Kalba Mangrove Parks. Located a 90 minute drive away from The Chedi Al Bait, this unforgettable place houses the Khor Kalba Conservation Reserve which includes a Mangrove Centre, Bird of Prey Centre, Al Hefaiyah Mountain Conservation Centre, and Al Hafiya Park. Take a stroll amongst the mangroves and try to spot an oryx, or plan a picnic on the sprawling green areas with your travel companions. There’s no shortage of things to do and breathtaking views to enjoy.

Discover Sharjah’s natural attractions and sightseeing spots.

Al Montazah Amusement Park

If you’re looking for a place in Sharjah that the whole family is sure to enjoy, head over to the Al Montazah Amusement Park! Al Montazah is a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike, and houses both the Pearls Kingdom Water Park and Island of Legends Sharjah theme park for guaranteed all-day fun. Visitors of all ages can cool down in the Lazy River, careen down water slides, or simply take a break at the Great Oasis. Once you’ve dried off, look forward to thrill rides, mascot meet-and-greets, and more at the theme park next door.

Discover Sharjah’s recreational pursuits and thrill-seeking adventures.

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