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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 Heritage Days, and many other events of Sharjah Art Foundation and Sharjah Institute for Heritage.
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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