The 34th Sharjah International Book Fair is scheduled to be held from November 4 to 14 and will witness participation of as many as 1,502 publishing houses from 64 countries, oﬀering a display of over 1.5 million books. There will be 33 seminars, spanning various literary and cultural topics, book reviews and discussion panels—if you are a bookworm then November sure is a month to be in Sharjah. Interestingly, a popular feature at the fair is the Cooking Corner that will host famous chefs.
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Dubai International Airport - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Day 4: End of the Tour After breakfast we head out for some last minute shopping. The same evening we head back to the Airport and take our flight back home.
Sharjah Heritage Museum - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
Sharjah Heritage MuseumTo get and experience first hand the taste of desert life before at the civilization from their pre-oil days, the Sharjah Heritage Area is the place to visit. It is an opportunity to explore the authentic Bedouin Village and homes in Sharjah. Visitors are free to roam around the village, study the information provided about the houses and invasively investigate the life as long as it is done in a respectful manner. There are historic buildings on the site that has a house (Al Midfa house) with its own wind tower.
Maraya art centre - Al Khan - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
During your next visit to Sharjah, block some time to visit the Maraya Art Centre, a venue that features art exhibitions and other related events at all times of the year. On its three fl oors are the Maraya Community, the Barjeel Art Foundation, and the Maraya Art Gallery that give an insight into the craft of the region and promote local artists.
Corniche Street - Al Majaz - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
Al Noor MosqueSharjah is home to some beautiful and intricately designed mosques. And, that too many of them. The most visited by tourists is the Al Noor Mosque on the Al Buhaira Corniche and what make sit stand out is the fact that it is the first mosque in the city that allowed non-Muslims to enter and because of this move visitors were able to learn more about the Emirati religion and culture. Public tours of the mosque are available every Monday at 10.00AM.
Al Amoor Restaurant - 15 C Street - Hor Al Anz East - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Watch the guys flip fateer better than Italian Pizza masters. Skip dessert somewhere else, and come here instead. Noise, vibrancy and tradition meet and give unceremonious high-fives Menu must-haves : A cream cheese feteer will set you back all of 15 aed and feed 2
Airport Terminal 3 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Travelling with tots through Dubai Airport’s Terminal 3? Head to the Zen Garden at Concourse B. It has a children’s area between Gates B7 and B8, complete with creative play equipment, television screens featuring children’s programmes, and more. 28. Time to Party
Souk al Arsh - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
The Blue SoukAfter Dubai and Abu Dhabi you might wonder why visit another shopping mall again in Sharjah. Well, firstly its unique architecture makes it the most photographed building in Sharjah with six spectacular buildings embellished in beautiful blue tile work. Even more reason to visit this souk other than 600 market like shops is that this mall in right next to the stunning Khalid Lagoon on the corniche. It is also known as the central market houses two types of markets: one for modern amenities and other for more traditional trades like UAE sourced jewellery and gems. And, do not miss the gallery of interesting Sharjah Artifacts like Arabic carpets, spices and antique jewellery.
Sharjah lagoon Al Majaz - Khalid Lake Trail - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
Khalid LagoonWith 1.7 million square hectares of water this tranquil lagoon amidst the hustle and bustle of Sharjah city next to the Blue Souk is truly a beautiful place to unwind and relax, especially around the sunset. In the evenings stay back or take a seat at one of the many cafes and restaurants at Al Jazeera park facing the vibrant musical fountain show in the middle of the lagoon. It is the third tallest fountain in the world the water jets of which reaches a height of 100m and is fantastic to watch. It is one of the main attractions to Sharjah and the fountain show is held daily between 4.00PM and 10.00PM
Eye of the Emirates - AL Khan Corniche Street - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
Qanat Al QasbaIt is the activity hub of Shrajah and homes some of the most exciting tourist attractions.Main feature of Qanat Al Qasba is the Maraya Art Centre which is a gallery curated by Giuseppe Moscatello a famous Italian artist. The center also holds a ton of exhibitions, so when you visit you might stumble up on some themed exhibition being taken place in the center. And, not to forget the “Eye of the Emirates” is right next to the Art Center. A very noticeably massive Ferris wheel that views over whole of Sharjah and is the most visible landmark.
Sharjah Cricket Stadium - Industrial Area - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
Sharjah Cricket StadiumThis stadium is not just any stadium, but, one that has created history for us Indians and given us a reason to be proud of. Most of us remember Sharjah Cricket ground because of the 1997-98 Coca Cola Cup. This is when Sachin Tendulkar led India to victory with his thrilling innings against Australia in the decisive final group game followed by another one in the finals. Do visit the stadium where the world witnessed this iconic moment in history of Indian cricket.