Al Hisn is two-storey fort situated in the centre of old Sharjah. It was constructed in 1820. Now it has been converted into a museum that showcases a world of local history.
This fort was a traditional house of the rulers of this city. Sheikh Sultan bin Saqr Al Qassimi constructed this edifice around two hundred years back. This fort was set in the heart of the various developmental activities taking place here. There is an exhibit at this fort which showcases contents that provide information about the history of this emirate.
Museum opens daily from 08:00 to 20:00 and from 16:00 to 20:00 on Fridays.
This is interesting; every thing for kids. Banks with ATMs; Airports with checking in counter and luggage conveyer built; Traffic signs and driving cars; construction crains; Human Anatomy; recording studio; Water dynamic; oil refinery: Music; car work shop; satellite and communication; Supermarket; stuff that kids will love to play with and adults will be thier to teach them some thing from it. There is also a canteen, a soft play ground for toddlers and a gift shop.
Saturday to Tuesday from 9 AM to 2 PM
Wednesday to Friday: from 3:30 PM to 8:30 PM ONLY
Adnission is 10 dirham/Adult and there is a family ticket that you can buy.
Sharjah city has three artificial lagoons, which make its landscape very picturesque. The first lagoon – Al Khalid is the most impressive because of its wonderful corniches with great skyscrapers and beautiful parks. Khalid Lagoon is of two square kilometers of water surface. Khalid Lagoon Corniche extends to about 5 kilometers and surrounded by a green landscape that embraces the lagoon from all sides, the surrounding walking track is used for walking and running sports.
The Corniche side has aluminum fencing and the pavement area is landscaped with grass and palm trees. The pedestrian footpaths have a number of benches. The area is a popular meeting place, and walking around one can enjoy the many unique features of the Khalid Lagoon Corniche such as:-
You can watch my 5 min 25 sec HD Video Sharjah daytime walk part 5 out of my Youtube channel with Dzihan & Kamien – Just You and I.
The Sharjah Aquarium was inaugurated in 2008, by the Ruler of Sharjah.
The aquarium, built by locals and British experts, enables visitors to make a journey underwater and discover marine life.
Opening days and time:
Friday: 4pm - 8pm
Saturday: 9am - 8pm
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 4pm - 8pm
Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Adults 20 AED
You can watch my 3 min 41 sec HD Video Sharjah daytime walk part 2 out of my Youtube channel with Tata Simonin – Desert Sun.
In this center you'll see the Flora and Fauna of the Arabian Peninsula. There is a special hall for nocturnal animals where you can see Owls, foxes, Blind fishes and Bats. There are halls for Insects, snakes, Birds, Rodents, and mammals like wild Cats, Sand Cats, few species of Foxes, Jackal, Lizards, striped Hyenas, wolfs, Baboons and Leopards.The entire facility is climate control. The only animals out side are the last 4 on the list but you'll be in A/C area. Every thing is labeled in Arabic and English.
The visit is very educational. The Museum is closed on Tuesday “don’t believe the web site which says Monday”. Open daily from 9- 5:30, Fridays 2-5:30. A combined ticket for the Wild life Center, The Little Animal farm for Children and SHARJAH NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM will cost you 15 DH. or 30 dirham per family. You'll probably need. At least 4 hrs to see all three centers which are next to each other. The is a little canteen next to the Baboon cage!!
Qasba Channel is considered to be one of the important landmarks of Sharjah because its one kilometer stretch links Khalid Lagoon and the Al Khan Lagoon.
From Al Qasba there is a ferry that gives you a boat tour around Sharjah.
You can watch my 4 min 12 sec HD Video Sharjah daytime walk part 4 out of my Youtube channel with Khaled – Didi Didi.
This little exhibit show the livelihoods of people, not only in UAE but across the entire the Arabian Gulf Region. It contains various rooms exhibiting sea-related occupations. It has a room dedicated various occupations and display their tools from pearl traders to pearl divers, Fishermen, Ship Captains, Ship Craftsmen, and has few models of ships on display. It has various equpments and tools uses on thses ship with map of pearl diving sites. It has also a small display of a local fishes; the upcoming new Aquarium will really do a better job in this regard.
The Emirate has plentiful beautiful beaches to enjoy sunbathing, beach combing, and water sports.
I should say that the main attraction of the UAE and Sharjah city for us was the opportunity to spend several days in December in warm and sunshine region with splendid beach of the beautiful Persian Gulf. And we got it: air temperature 25-28C at day time and 18-20 by night, water temperature 23-24C.
You can watch my 4 min 45 sec HD Video Sharjah Grand Hotel morning walk part 1 out of my Youtube channel with Cris De Burgh & Elissa – Lebanese Nights,
5 min 02 sec HD Video Sharjah Grand Hotel beach part 2 with L. Pha X – First Transmission,
4 min 38 sec HD Video Sharjah Grand Hotel beach part 3 ,
3 min 38 sec HD Video Sharjah Grand Hotel beach part 4.
The second lagoon – Al Khan is still under construction which comes to its end. I walked along its eastern side twice. The third lagoon – Al Mamzar is bordered with Dubai and is under construction which began not so far.
A walk around lagoons is very exciting because of magnificent views on skylines and waterfronts.
You can watch my 3 min 41 sec HD Video Sharjah daytime walk part 2 out of my Youtube channel with Tata Simonin – Desert Sun,
4 min 24 sec HD Video Sharjah daytime walk part 3 with Radar & Christophe Goze - Caravane.
Al Qasba area with its Channel is known as ‘Sharjah’s Venice’ and the Islamic designed buildings on the channel banks includes educational and Islamic organizations as well as scientific and cultural institutes, semi governmental institutes, including the social society, and Arabic Language Protection Society. These buildings are characterized by classical Islamic architecture.
You can watch my 3 min 59 sec HD Video Sharjah Al Khan bay and Al Quasba evening walk part 1 out of my Youtube channel with Hussein El Masri – Allah, Alik, Allah
and my 3 min 38 sec HD Video Sharjah Al Quasba evening walk part 2 with Reviyat a Maerkidim Ensemble – Leorch Chiyoouer.