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  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $52.63

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Get to know Sharjah’s incredible history and culture on a half-day trip from Dubai, led by a private guide! The comprehensive 4.5-hour excursion introduces you to the city’s must-visit sites, such as the striking King Faisal Mosque, historical fort of Al Hisn, Sharjah Heritage Museum and more. Lose yourself in the shoppers’ paradise of Souq Al Arsah and Souq Al Markazi, and learn all about day to day life in the UNESCO-listed city.
Leave Dubai with your private guide and travel north to Sharjah, the coastal city that’s often known as the Pearl of the Gulf. As you travel, chat with your guide about the UNESCO-listed city, and about the things that you want to see. Your itinerary is flexible so if there’s something you particularly want to see, simply let your guide know.

First stop is King Faisal Mosque, Sharjah’s largest place of worship that was gifted to the city by the Saudi Arabian king. Stretch your legs on a stroll around the outside and pose for pictures in front of its towering minarets.

Continue to Al Hisn Sharjah, the city’s historical fortress, and hear how the building was once lived in by Al Qasimi — the city’s ruling family. Stroll around inside and admire the traditional Emirati architecture and artifacts that date back some 200 years. Nearby is Sharjah Heritage Museum, so head here next to browse a fascinating array of exhibits that document the city’s history.

After getting acquainted with the city’s religious history and heritage, head to the souks to discover the importance of these lively markets in everyday Emirati life. Wander through Souq Al Arsah to browse stalls selling colorful pashminas and khanjars (daggers) alongside everyday herbs and spices, and hear stories of the Persian traders who hawked their wares at the souk almost 50 years ago.

Travel on to Souq Al Markazi where stalls brandishing gold and diamond jewelry are sandwiched between silk carpet shops. Enjoy some free time to explore the stalls and shop for souvenirs, and then start your journey back to Dubai. Your tour finishes with a drop-off at your Dubai hotel.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Your centrally located Dubai hotel
Departure Time:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original point of departure

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Private Tour: Sharjah City Highlights

King Faisal Mosque

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini van
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid copy of your passport is required on the day of travel
  • It is considered offensive to photograph Arab women
  • Men and women should ensure shoulders and knees are covered when in public, especially in souks, shops and villages
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Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: novotny, November 2015

The tour was excellent. Special thanks to the guide Mr. Garmeny ? who really was very knowledgeable, professional and generally pleasant.

Reviewed by: DAVID L, Australia, July 2013

Since having problems with previous two tours in Dubai, we were given a different driver for this one. He was excellent and the tour was very interesting. He took us to the museum which was great and other places of interest. Plenty of photo stops. He didn't rush us and it was a very enjoyable morning. We were told by our previous day's guide that there was nothing to see in Sharjah. There was plenty. Would recommend this tour.