Sharjah Tourism Travel Quiz

Trace the faded footprints of ancient caravans

Ancient caravan routes once crisscrossed Sharjah’s Central Region, connecting the east and west coasts to trade goods like dates and pearls. Today, the sandy and rocky terrain holds important fossils and sites for desert adventures.

Less than an hour's drive from Sharjah city, you’ll find the country’s most important archaeological sites at Mleiha, mighty sand dunes like Big Red at Al Badayer, and farming towns like Al Dhaid that reflect the rich heritage and history of UAE. You can choose to delve into pre-Islamic history, or go trekking, dune bashing, or quad bike riding through open desert. The centre of the emirate is also home to small villages, where Bedouin culture is still prominent. There are several desert safari tours that come to Sharjah’s central region, where guides can show you the best spots to set up camp.

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Al Badayer

The ultimate destination for adventure in the desert.

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Al Dhaid

The desert turns green in this bustling oasis town where you can rub shoulders with the locals at camel races and markets.

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Al Hashmia Date Farm

Eat the fruit that is a symbol of Arabic food and Arabic culture as a whole, right from the source.

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Fossil Rock

A landmark rock formation rising over expansive sand dunes in the UAE desert.

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Friday Market (Al Dhaid)

A roadside Arabic market open seven days a week.

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Mleiha

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the UAE.

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Sharjah City

With vibrant souks and inspiring art galleries to enlightening mosques and historic monume…

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East Coast

Craggy mountains provide a scenic backdrop to Sharjah’s east coast, which is home to seasi…

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Sharjah is the third largest emirate in the UAE, its largest city and its most family-friendly destination. Experience a Sharjah museum, a desert safari and a Sharjah beach — the emirate offers things to do for everyone.