The UAE is made up of seven emirates; each with its own personality and charm. One such example is the emirate of Sharjah, it caters to people with different interests such as music, art, science and nature. Sara Al Madani, Board Member at Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry shares her top five hidden gems of Sharjah:
Meliha Archaeological Centre (Meliha desert)
Launched just a few months ago, the Archaeological Centre is a place where both adults and kids can go and learn the history of the region. Activities at the centre include - paragliding and paramotoring, star gazing, overnight camping and much more. For coffee lovers, there’s a Bistro café overlooking the spectacular Fossil Rock.
Sharjah Art Foundation
Located in Sharjah’s historical Art and Heritage Area. Visitors can enjoy film screenings, performances, music as well as extensive art education programs for every age.
Located near Buhaira Corniche, Noor Island promises to be the first island in the region to fuse nature, entertainment and art all under one roof. It has numerous attractions such as the Butterfly House, with around 500 exotic butterflies from the East Asian region, as well as a café for you to unwind and a literature pavilion for book lovers. The perfect place to relax with friends on a weekend!
Located near University City, and home to some of the most amazing F&B startups, it’s a food lover’s paradise. Startups such as Paperfig, Zawaya Cafe, Mochi Ice Cream, Monkey Cookies, Felix and Norton, are all lined up on this street. Tasty and economical – this is a must-visit.
Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences
The centre is located in Muwailih Commercial, near Sharjah University City. It has numerous attractions such as: Planetarium, Astronomy Exhibition, Space Exhibition, Exhibition of the Universe in the Holy Qur’an, Astronomical Observatory and a Cosmic Park. This is the perfect place for a SCI-FI Fanatic and a great family edutainment outing.
The chateau from which this park gets its name was destroyed in the 8th century. Le Chateau Park is located on the hillside lying between the old town and the harbor. It is a popular park containing a huge waterfall and a children's playing corner. Here you can get an amazing view of the city and also take in some medieval ruins. There is also a Maritime Museum here. Tour Bellanda ...
This is a National Historic site; its military history dating to 1793. The Historic Fort York offers guided tours through soldiers and officers quarters and showcases muskets and other equipment. There are also drill and music demonstrations. The Kids Drill is very popular with children. Timings: Daily 10AM-4 PM Admission: C$ 6 [Adults] C$ 3 [C Address: 100 Garrison Rd Tel: 416/392-6...
The Mausoleum of Princess Aziza of the Ottoman Empire is a historically significant site in a very intrinsic way. History has it that the princess had a very generous hand for the poor and destitute and even guided the construction of a hospital. Therefore, this mausoleum is visited often by locals and tourists for its beautifully decorated walls and ceramic work. Within the mausoleum is the grave...
Singapore is a place which offers equal advantages to adults and children alike. Some of the major attractions for children in Singapore are: Singapore Duck Tours It's a boat, a bus, a truck, it's the splashing duck! This Tourism Award winning DUCKtours offers a combined City and Harbor tour including some of the major sites for entertaining children along with a duck which will...