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Al Dhaid

An authentic insight into local lifestyles

The heart of Sharjah’s hinterland, Al Dhaid is known for its date palm plantations irrigated by water from the nearby Hajar Mountains via centuries-old falaj channels. Fruits and vegetables also abound, including strawberries, limes, guava and mangoes.

The Camel Race Track holds races in the winter months, usually early in the morning on Thursdays and Fridays. Make sure to stop by the Friday Market in Fujeirah, which is actually open every day, to shop for local pottery, carpets, plants, dried fish, fruit and vegetables.

Al Dhaid

Destination Highlights

  • Take a tour of the date palm plantations
  • Eat fresh fruits alongside century-old irrigation channels
  • Buy locally-produced pottery and carpets
  • Watch camel races with local crowds
Al Dhaid

How to get there

Al Dhaid is located on a desert plain at the foothills of the Hajar Mountains, 60kms east of Sharjah city. It is an easy drive via the E88 (Sharjah-Al Dhaid Road).

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