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A treasure trove of the world’s finest textiles.
The Textile Souq is popular on the Sharjah map as a shopping destination for every type of clothing material. People from all over the UAE travel to Sharjah for the shops here, which feature collections of raw silk, cotton, and embroidered fabrics. A modern take on the traditional Arabic souk, this row of shops looks regular on the outside. On the inside, you will find exquisite beaded material, heavy lace, the finest saris, silks, designer fabrics and more, giving this souk the reputation of being one of the best places to shop in Sharjah.
While you browse, you’re bound to find an exact match to whatever fabric or colour you’re looking for. The Textile Souq should be on your list of things to do with kids, especially if shopping is one of your planned family activities in Sharjah. Even children will find something they would like to wear among the array of textiles in different textures and every imaginable shade of colour, making for a great family experience. For even more fabrics, explore the shops alongside the Creek in Rolla Square Park, Al Shaab Village, and the Textile Souq Centre opposite King Faisal Mosque.
Among all the Sharjah tourist places, the Textile Souk is one of the most naturally photogenic. So if you’re wondering what to do in Sharjah, consider coming here with a camera just for photographs. You can find more picturesque views with a walk along the nearby Sharjah Corniche and onward to the Central Souk, where there are more textiles and jewelry shops, as well as Arabic artifacts and antiques. The Central Souk is also one of the most popular places to visit in Sharjah at night for shoppers, tourists and photographers..
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