Sharjah Tourism Travel Quiz

Sail through pristine waters like Arab seafarers of the past

A symbol of the seafaring history of the UAE, dhows were once used by fisherman and pearl divers to scour the region’s waters. Today, the dhow is used for cruising in nearly every lagoon, lake, or coastline near popular Sharjah tourist places. Along the Sharjah corniche, destinations like Al Qasba and Al Majaz waterfront offer special dhow cruise packages. The dhows usually dock at the boardwalks, which host popular restaurants in Sharjah and several summer activities for kids. Locals and tourists may prefer these city tours if they are with children. Dining on the water is one of the special things to do with kids.

If you’re looking for a dhow cruise in a more adventurous location, consider Khorfakkan or Dibba Al Hisn. Here, you can ask dhow captains to take you to the best underwater spots for scuba diving and snorkeling. You can even venture beyond places to visit in Sharjah to the Omani side of Dibba, where you are almost sure to spot a dolphin while cruising through fjord-like bays. Typical prices for a cruise are around AED 200, including lunch. If you’re lucky, you may also witness some dhow racing events, especially on Sharjah beaches along the Arabian Gulf and the Khorfakkan bay on the east coast.

How to get there

Dhow cruises also operate around Khalid Lagoon and offer a great opportunity to view the modern city from the form of transport that first brought it fame and wealth.
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