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SHARJAH SIGHTSEEING AND AJMAN TOUR – PRIVATE TOUR

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In 1727 the Kingdom of Sharjah declared themselves as independent and its boundaries extended up to Khorfakkan – an ancient trading town and with a medieval period seaport. The 18th century Kingdom of Sharjah made a history by chasing out of the Ottoman rule by the Huwayla tribe from the Qawasim clan with the support of British army. The General Maritime Treaty was signed on the 8th January 1820 between Sheikh Sultan and the Royal British Army to protect the kingdom.

Until the end of 20th century, Sharjah made remarkable developments in every field that include infrastructure, industrial development, tourism and constructed the first airport in UAE in 1968. Sharjah even had an airbase during the 1930’s. It is vivid that during 90’s Sharjah was most developed Emirates among the 7 Emirates of the UAE federation. The world-famous "The Cricketers Benefit Fund Series” (CBFS) then organised the cricket tournaments in Sharjah from 1981. How-ever during last 3 decades Sharjah gave more priority for social and family development program by building skyscrapers and promoting many parks in Sharjah. Sharjah banned sale and consumption of Alcohol by the end of 20th century to give more priority for safe and secure life. Sharjah is the third largest Emirates and third populous city of UAE Federation, with an approximate population of 1.4 million as per statistics in 2015. Sharjah is the only Emirate to have access to Arabian sea and Gulf of Oman.

Sharjah sightseeing tour is detailed visit to the history of Sharjah. The main city centre of Sharjah is a treasure of ancient culture and heritage. It highly suggested to visit the Sharjah Museums old market of Sharjah. Explore the rich Emirati culture and heritage that is being preserved and maintained along with its rich values by the rulers of Sharjah.  The Emirate is recognised as the Cultural Capital of Arab World in 1998 and the Capital of Islamic Culture in 2014. Sharjah also know for some of the most beautiful mosques and a city with highest density of Mosque in the middle give information about the various architecture of mosques and its religious importance.

Sharjah is one of the oldest Emirates of the Union that has got century old trading history – the visit to old man of those sites. The Emirate is known for shopping at the lowest price and quality living. The word "Sharjah" means the "rising sun" and the Emirate has risen to be one of the world’s most beautiful cosmopolitan cities. Sharjah is recognized as the cultural capital of the UAE by the international accreditors for its exertions in preserving the heritage, arts, culture, and history. The major landmark of the Sharjah tour is the “Cultural Square” known for Islamic architecture and the most beautiful Sharjah University where the tour makes a detailed visit. It is indeed a great attraction to see the architectural elegance of Middle East, where displays of authentic style of Islamic architecture with large entrances and high room beautifully decorated with hand works are a feast to the eye.

  • What`s included

    • Explore Cultural capital of UAE – Sharjah
    • Guided tour of Sharjah
    • Sharjah university
    • Visit the Nabooda house – the watch tower of the locals
    • Photo-stop at the King Faisal Mosque
    • Stroll through the fish, bird and vegetable markets
    • Pearl Monument – See the symbol of unification
    • Sharjah Central souk
    • Sharjah corniche, bustling fruit, vegetable and fish markets
    • Light house of Al Khan
    • Short travel across the city of Ajman (the smallest emirate of UAE)
    • Mineral water (01x 500ml)

    What`s excluded

    • Souviniers
    • Meals on the tour

    Overview

    In 1727 the Kingdom of Sharjah declared themselves as independent and its boundaries extended up to Khorfakkan – an ancient trading town and with a medieval period seaport. The 18th century Kingdom of Sharjah made a history by chasing out of the Ottoman rule by the Huwayla tribe from the Qawasim clan with the support of British army. The General Maritime Treaty was signed on the 8th January 1820 between Sheikh Sultan and the Royal British Army to protect the kingdom.

    Until the end of 20th century, Sharjah made remarkable developments in every field that include infrastructure, industrial development, tourism and constructed the first airport in UAE in 1968. Sharjah even had an airbase during the 1930’s. It is vivid that during 90’s Sharjah was most developed Emirates among the 7 Emirates of the UAE federation. The world-famous "The Cricketers Benefit Fund Series” (CBFS) then organised the cricket tournaments in Sharjah from 1981. How-ever during last 3 decades Sharjah gave more priority for social and family development program by building skyscrapers and promoting many parks in Sharjah. Sharjah banned sale and consumption of Alcohol by the end of 20th century to give more priority for safe and secure life. Sharjah is the third largest Emirates and third populous city of UAE Federation, with an approximate population of 1.4 million as per statistics in 2015. Sharjah is the only Emirate to have access to Arabian sea and Gulf of Oman.

    Sharjah sightseeing tour is detailed visit to the history of Sharjah. The main city centre of Sharjah is a treasure of ancient culture and heritage. It highly suggested to visit the Sharjah Museums old market of Sharjah. Explore the rich Emirati culture and heritage that is being preserved and maintained along with its rich values by the rulers of Sharjah.  The Emirate is recognised as the Cultural Capital of Arab World in 1998 and the Capital of Islamic Culture in 2014. Sharjah also know for some of the most beautiful mosques and a city with highest density of Mosque in the middle give information about the various architecture of mosques and its religious importance.

    Sharjah is one of the oldest Emirates of the Union that has got century old trading history – the visit to old man of those sites. The Emirate is known for shopping at the lowest price and quality living. The word "Sharjah" means the "rising sun" and the Emirate has risen to be one of the world’s most beautiful cosmopolitan cities. Sharjah is recognized as the cultural capital of the UAE by the international accreditors for its exertions in preserving the heritage, arts, culture, and history. The major landmark of the Sharjah tour is the “Cultural Square” known for Islamic architecture and the most beautiful Sharjah University where the tour makes a detailed visit. It is indeed a great attraction to see the architectural elegance of Middle East, where displays of authentic style of Islamic architecture with large entrances and high room beautifully decorated with hand works are a feast to the eye.

  • Itinerary

    A guided tour to Sharjah is a 5-hour complete tour, and one among the top tours of UAE, to see the history and heritage of Sharjah. The cultural capital of UAE is Sharjah, recognised for its well-preserved historic landmarks, beautiful greenery, and great diversity, is located at a distance 15 kms from Dubai city tour. Recognised as the Arab Capital of Culture by UNESCO in 1998 the tour to Sharjah city showcases the country’s traditions.

    Sharjah’s museum of Islamic civilization is a treasure of historical calligraphy, ancient ceramic artifacts, Islamic Era coins, etc well preserved. Sharjah ancient city with old -fashioned houses and shop are a must to see spots. Sharjah has many forts and watchtowers which make the Emirate unique.

    Our tour to the old city of Sharjah include inevitable visit to the Al Nabooda house, one of old Emirati house with hidden windows and large fence walls, that displays the culture and lifestyle of the Emiratis. The tour continues to reach the bustling cattle, bird, vegetable, and fish markets. The Sharjah sightseeing tour will take a stop at the famous New Souk or the Blue Souk, which is built like a train to experience the vintage Arabian grandeur. The Blue souk in Sharjah is a shopper’s paradise with more than 500 shops selling antiques, souvenirs, jewellery, cosmetics, clothing’s etc. This place is famous for gold and carpet shopping.  It is believed that the best place to do shopping in UAE is Sharjah as it is economical, when compared to rest of UAE. It highly suggested exploit golden opportunities for the tourist to buy gold, electronics as Sharjah is known to be the lowest priced markets strictly not during the tour as you need to bargain. The price bargaining culture in all souk still prevails.

    Adjacent to the central Souk, another tourist attraction of Sharjah is the “Pearl Monument” – the symbol of the Federation of the seven emirates. Beside the monument, sprawling over an area of about 12,000 square meters, stands proudly the majestic & resplendent “King Faisal Mosque”, one of the largest mosques in the UAE.

    As you travel along the beach road, you will see wooden dhows (boats) lined to load goods shipped to Iran and African countries. Continue the Sharjah sightseeing tour and you would witness the Palace of the Sultan Mohammed Al Qassimi’s stunning palace; the visit is only possible from outside. The Tour of Sharjah would continue to the Emirate of Ajman to visit the ancient fort that has been transformed into a museum.  On arrival at the Corniche, witness the ancient wooden boats that are still employed for fishing and goods transportation from neighbouring countries.

    See the ever vibrant Qanat Al Qasba – a waterfront community in Sharjah. Sharjah is the home to half of the population working in Dubai, therefore is a planned and landscaped city to accommodate the working population. The city has some of the most beautiful residential apartments.

    Our Sharjah day trip concludes with a visit to the fort built as a watchtower as well as an ancient light house, one of the rare standing monuments of ancient Persian history. In short with a limited time for 4 – 5 hours you would experience a lot.

  • Important

    • Pick up time: Exact pick up time will be informed by our operation team via WhatsApp or your email prior to the tour so you can may in the hotel lobby/pick-up location at the earliest. Once you have confirmed the reservation online please make sure you contact our team by adding our WhatsApp or email us to sales@abctoursdubai.com
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