Sharjah Landmarks

Qanat Ql Qasba
In a word, inspiration. Located at the heart of Sharjah, the setting itself along a picturesque waterfront will open your mind to new experiences. At Al Qasba, you can enjoy culture, entertainment and leisure attractions representing the very best from the Arab world and beyond. It’s a place where you can discover the highlights of contemporary Arabian arts among the galleries and theatre spaces.

Eye of the Emirates
To discover one of Al Qasba’s main attractions, simply look up. Standing 60 meters tall, the Etisalat-Eye of the Emirates is the most visible landmark in Al Qasba, and is one of the largest observation wheels in the region. Step aboard one of the air-conditioned cabins and you’ll be carried steadily upwards into the sky above Sharjah. From here, you can enjoy spectacular views of the city, dotted with landmark buildings, and the surrounding landscape all the way along the Gulf coast to neighboring Dubai.

Al Majaz Waterfront Area
Al Majaz Waterfront is one of the largest projects in Sharjah initiated by Shurooq. The scope included revamping the old Majaz park to a stunning 231,000 sq.m. wonder landscape that combines leisure with recreation. The highlights of the waterfront includes 8 buildings housing international restaurants and cafes, the musical cybernetic Sharjah Fountain (a key feature of the project), 2 major kids playgrounds, the mini golf and splash park for kids, as well as 4 events spaces that hosted large successful events such as 'Freej' in Ramadan and the national day celebrations.
Arabia’s Wildlife Centre
Located at Sharjah Desert Park, Arabia’s Wildlife Centre is the only ‘zoo’ in Arabia which exhibits all the animals naturally occurring in the Arabian Peninsula, both current and extinct. Opened in September 1999, this excellent facility houses over 100 species displayed in safe, spacious and natural surroundings. The centre demonstrates the diversity of the fauna found in the peninsula and creates awareness of the species, which have, and are, becoming extinct.
Bait Al Naboodah Museum
Bait Al Naboodah is a unique example of the traditional Emirati house and preserves the values of society in Sharjah. Its mission is to use this outstanding example of local architecture to recall and revive old Emirati traditions and make them known to the world.
Sharjah Aquarium
With over 250 species there is so much to see from the smallest clown fish and delicate seahorses to moray eels, rays and reef sharks. Take a journey underwater and discover everything from the larger ocean creatures to the smaller marine life to be found in the rock pools, coral reefs, lagoons and mangroves.
Sharjah Archaeology Museum
Explore the changing environments experienced by the region’s inhabitants from the Stone Age to the present day through displays of artefacts, coins, jewellery, pottery and ancient weapons. Investigate a dig in progress, explore models of burials, houses and tombs and see the first forms of writing in this area.
Sharjah Desert Park
The park covers an area of one square kilometre and offers three venues in one with the Sharjah Natural History Museum and Botanical Museum, Arabia’s Wildlife Centre and the Children’s Farm. The Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife is also located at the park and is an impressive research and breeding facility, but one that is not open to the public.
Sharjah Discovery Centre
Filled with action and entertainment, enter a colourful arena exploring the dynamics of water, the five senses, the art of travel and the mechanisms of building. Children can learn to drive, become a star on TV and have fun climbing the wall.
Sharjah Old Cars Club
Located next to Sharjah International Airport, this museum displays over 100 vintage vehicles dating back to the early 20th century.
Sharjah Art Gallery
Bait Obaid Al Shamsi is the most recent house to have been restored in the Arts Area. The renovations of this beautiful house that overlooks the creek have included the creation of a series of studios set around the traditional courtyard.

Top 10 Dubai Land Marks

Burj Al Arab
Everyone dream to stay at the Burj Al-Arab, the most extravagant hotel in the world. However, world’s first seven star hotel developed by Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts chooses its customers and not vice versa. Burj Al Arab’s billowing sail enjoys being a focus of public attention with its glittery gold interiors, ultra-spacious suites and the heightened level of luxury offered.
Palm Islands
When Innovation meets hard work, the resuls are astounding as the Palm Islands in Dubai. An ambitious project visualized by Nakheel Properties, these man-made islands were constructed to accommodate the ever-growing tourist influx in Dubai. Shaped to resemble a palm tree, the Palm Trilogy defines everyday luxury living.
The World Islands
Envisioned by Nakheel Properties, the ones behind the Palm Trilogy, the World Islands share the same idea of creating man made islands for luxury residential purposes. When photographed from above the islands resemble the world and each island is the country within it. The development will give rise to hotel properties and residential buildings, an opportunity enough to further Dubai’s images/tourism.
Ski Dubai
The words winter and desert are diametrically opposite yet Dubai manages it by constructing a Ski resort inside the Mall of Emirates, the largest mall in the world. Featuring 22,500-square metres of ski area covered in snow all year round, the indoor ski resort features various ski jump slopes and play areas to entertain children and adults alike.
Burj Khalifa
When it comes to Dubai constructions, sky is the limit in the literal sense of the word. Presently, Burj Khalifa tops the list for the tallest man-made skyscraper in the world at a height of 2,717 ft. Part of the new development called Downtown Dubai, the tower is the address to the most elite hotels, shopping centres, residences and offices in the world.
Dubai Internet City
State-of-the-art facilities and Dubai go together as Dubai Internet City proves its effectiveness as the most strategic and cost effective platform for ICT companies aiming to capture global markets. In fact, DIC is one of the few designated areas to offer 100 percent tax exemption business ownership.
Deira Clocktower
A major landmark in Dubai, Deira Clocktower has been a silent witness to the city’s changing faces when it was built in 1963 to mark the country’s first oil exports. Also referred as Dubai Clocktower, it stands at the gateway of Maktoum Bridge, one of the significant constructions in Dubai Creek linking Bur Dubai and Deira.
Dubai Marina
Located in what is known as “new Dubai”, Dubai Marina is a man-made canal city built to encourage luxurious lifestyles through exclusive waterfront constructions along the Persian Gulf shoreline. These include swanky hotels, aristocratic residential palaces and extravagant shopping and entertainment centres.

Sheikh Zayed Road
No description of Dubai would be complete without the mention of Sheikh Zayed Road. A section of the longest highway in UAE stretching from Abu Dhabi to Ras Al Khaimah, the E 11 is known as the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. Named after Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the then Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road is home to many properties and skyscrapers including Burj Khalifa, Emirates Towers and other elite hotels.

Al Bastakiya
Today Dubai is all about modern, hi-rise constructions, but a part of it remains umbilically connected to the narrow lanes and wind-towers of the historic Al Bastakiya district. The oldest residential district in Dubai dating to 1890, the area is significant for its old-time architecture and the unaffiliation for the busy lives of Bur Dubai.


Top 10 Dubai Activities

Beaches are a prominent part of Dubai’s identity as most star hotels are located on the Jumeirah stretch, many having their own private beach access. The major two, Palm Beach and Jumeirah Beach offer a wide range of recreational activities for holidaymakers such as water sports, swimming and beach bumming.
Dubai is a shopaholic’s paradise as it showcases the best brands around the world in its humongous malls. The icing of the cake are the never-experienced before entertainment facilities like the indoor ski resort, 22-screen cineplex, single volume largest aquarium and a stretch of glittering gold and aromatic spice shops.
Visit the Burj Khalifa
A visit to the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, is a must do for every tourist who wants to experience the amazing panoramic view of the Dubai city skyline from the 124th floor ‘Observation Deck’. The marvellous journey will take you through the vision and construction of Burj Khalifa and also let you shop At The Top to take home a souvenir.
Wild Wadi Waterpark
Dubai’s own water park, Wild Wadi is a part of Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts where kids and parents can spend their entire fun-filling days splashing on the rides and enjoying some tasty tit-bits at the food corners. If staying at any Jumeirah Resort, guests enjoy an unlimited access to the water park.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Witness a completely different image of Dubai from a bird’s eye with a Hot Air Balloon Ride soaring in the sky. As you fly high in the sky, behold the Arabian desert’s amazing sand dunes, mesmerizing oasis and camels wandering in the unknown horizon.
Dune Bashing (Desert Safari)
Don’t miss out a chance to go on Dune Bashing experience in Dubai. It’s the ultimate adrenalin rush adventure as you challenge the sand dunes in a SUV wheeler. This thrilling ride is most of the times accompanied with Quad biking, sand skiing, camel ride, etc.
Dubai is one of the rare places which has a real understanding of what makes for a good game of golf. It’s spectacular golf courses are where some of the world’s top-notch tournaments like Dubai Desert Classic are played. For additional fun, one could try a hand at sand golf.
Cruise the Dubai Creek
Cruise down the Dubai Creek in a traditionally decorated dhow as you enjoy a sumptuous BBQ dinner gazing the stars and reflections of the city in the soft waves. The experience is built up through entertainment provided by music and belly dancing.