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Souk al Arsh - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

Gunjan Upreti
Located on an island in Khalid Lagoon, Al Noor Island is a great place for an afternoon stroll. Walk across the pedestrian bridge I headed towards the most visible structure; the Butterfly House. A temperature controlled environment it’s fun to see the butterflies in their ‘natural’ environment. And when you have had enough of the fluttering, I took a walk through the rest of the island which provided great places for envy raising Instagram photos of the skyline and interesting artwork.
Gunjan Upreti
For the afternoon, I grabbed a short taxi ride to Al Qasba to relax and grab a something to eat. This is a location with some great views. In the middle there is a man made canal with shops and restaurants lining both sides. Finding the place is easy. Just look for the big Eye of the Emirates Wheel. And only 30 AED you can take a ride in the wheel and worth it for the views of the city and the calm Sharjah lagoons.
Gunjan Upreti
The name alone was enough to convince me that my journey should start here. This massive site turns out to be where Sharjah actually began. Heading over to the Discovery Centre, I picked up on some information on what the area was and the plans for the region’s largest historical preservation and restoration project. Walking around the Heart of Sharjah, the restored villas and alleys framed with modern building on its outskirts give you a real sense of how far Sharjah has come in a short period of time.
Sharjah Tourism
Located on an island in Khalid Lagoon, Al Noor Island is a great place for an afternoon stroll. Walk across the pedestrian bridge I headed towards the most visible structure; the Butterfly House. A temperature controlled environment it’s fun to see the butterflies in their ‘natural’ environment. And when you have had enough of the fluttering, I took a walk through the rest of the island which provided great places for envy raising Instagram photos of the skyline and interesting artwork.
Sharjah Tourism
For the afternoon, I grabbed a short taxi ride to Al Qasba to relax and grab a something to eat. This is a location with some great views. In the middle there is a man made canal with shops and restaurants lining both sides. Finding the place is easy. Just look for the big Eye of the Emirates Wheel. And only 30 AED you can take a ride in the wheel and worth it for the views of the city and the calm Sharjah lagoons.