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Heart Of Sharjah

A captivating journey through Sharjah's history

Once the hub of Sharjah’s merchant trade, the original city centre has been reborn as a vibrant heritage and arts district. You can easily spend a whole day exploring the art spaces and museums housed in traditional barjeel (wind tower) buildings.

Due for completion in 2025, restoration is well underway and the area has been listed as a potential Unesco World Heritage Site. Keep an eye out for Al Hisn Fort and the only round wind tower in the UAE while bartering for souvenirs in the old-style souks.

The district hosts a number of annual events including the acclaimed Sharjah Biennial and Sharjah Summer, which takes place from July to mid-September.

Heart Of Sharjah

Destination Highlights

  • Explore the diverse art galleries and museums
  • Take in the traditional architecture
  • Walk through narrow alleys along the creek
  • Buy souvenirs at local souks
Heart Of Sharjah

How to get there

The Heart of Sharjah district is situated just off the Corniche and 20 minutes from Sharjah International Airport.

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