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Five hidden gems of Sharjah

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.

Noor Island
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!

Muwailih Road
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.

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