Are you looking to escape the summer heat as well as all the busy places this season? We’ve got the best solution for you right here. It’s time you enjoyed some quality time in Dubai’s neighboring emirate Sharjah.
Whether or not you live there or just visiting, it’s time to experience a whole different side of it with these indoor places you have to check out.
1. Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
If you’re interested to discover more about the Arab and Islamic culture, this is the place to be. Here you can find more than 5,000 artifacts that represent the glorious history of Islamic civilization.
All displays have been collected from all over the world throughout the years and they are divided into 7 main sections within the museum. It’s among our top picks for best museums in the UAE.
The museum is located right on Corniche St. of Al Majarrah area in Sharjah.
- Adults (13+ years): AED 10
- Kids (2-12 years): AED 5
- Kids below 2: Free
- Saturdays to Thursdays: 8 am to 8 pm
- Fridays: 4 pm to 8 pm
00971 (0)6 565 5455
2. Sharjah Aquarium
This one is for a day of family fun like no other. Sharjah Aquarium is home to a vast number of marine life creatures to marvel at. With 20 large tanks, you get to meet many colorful aquatic animals.
With more than 250 species, Sharjah Aquarium’s main purpose is to preserve the life of such beautiful creations. It is one of the best indoor places to visit in Sharjah indeed.
Sharjah Aquarium is located at Al Meena St.in Al Khan, Sharjah.
- Adults (13+ years): AED 25
- Kids (2-12 years): AED 15
- Kids less than 2 years old: Free
- Saturdays to Thursdays: 8 am to 8 pm
- Fridays: 2 pm to 8 pm
- Sundays are off
+971 (0)6 528 5288
3. Sharjah Science Museum
Maybe it’s time to make use of the summer months with a bit of educational fun for the little ones and adults too. Sharjah Science Museum is an attraction aimed to make learning an enjoyable experience indeed.
Visitors will get to enjoy various displays and interactive activities about life and space. The on-site planetarium is a must visit here. It is the perfect summer destination for the entire family.
The museum is located at Al Halwan area in Al Abar, Sharjah.
- Adults: AED 10
- Kids: AED 5
- Sundays to Thursdays: 8 am to 2 pm
- Fridays and Saturdays: 4 pm to 8 pm
+971 (0)6 566 8777
4. Blue Souk
How about a bit of unique summer shopping? The Blue Souk or Central Souk is one of the most popular indoor markets in this peaceful emirate. Its unique Arabian flair will have you shopping there for hours without getting bored.
Its exterior is memorable with its striking blue tiles and its interior is divided into two main sections on each side. You will find everything from clothes, electronics, and perfumes to home accessories and gold jewelry.
It is located at King Faisal St. facing Khalid Lagoon in Sharjah.
Entrance to the souk is free of charge.
- Saturdays to Thursdays: 9 am to 10:30 pm
- Fridays: 4:30 am to 1:30 pm
+971 (0)6 556 6777
5. Al Noor Mosque
Al Noor Mosque is a well known attraction in the UAE and was the first mosque in the country to open to non-Muslim visitors. Its architecture is quite beautiful to admire both inside and outwards.
The design is inspired by Turkish Ottoman architecture and with its prime location by the water, it’s an amazing spot to catch some wonderful pictures. You can opt for the tour inside the mosque in which you will learn all about the Islamic and Emirati culture.
Al Noor Mosque is located on Corniche St. in Al Majaz, Sharjah.
Entrance to the mosque is free of charge.
The mosque is open 24/7 but the tours have the following timings:
- Mondays to Thursdays: 10 am to 11 am.
+971 (0)6 505 5888
6. Rain Room
This is by far one of the coolest indoor places in Sharjah simply because of its idea and unique experience. The Rain Room mimics the feeling of walking in the rain, only without getting wet!
So how does it work? The stunning display replicates rainfall indoors using 2,500 liters of water. With high-tech 3D tracking cameras and sensors, the water diverts as soon as a person is inside. It’s such a fun feeling.
The Rain Room is located at the Sharjah Art Foundation, Al Mujarrah, Sharjah.
- AED 25 per person
- AED 15 per student
- AED 15 per teacher
- Kids under 5 years enter free of charge
- Saturdays to Thursdays: 10 am to 3 pm and 9 pm to 12 am
- Fridays: 9 pm to 12 am
+971 (0)6 561 0095
Your summer adventure with the kids is right here waiting for you. Adventureland is an exciting indoor theme park that offers many games and activities for the family.
You will find many rides within adventureland to enjoy such as car bumper rides and a rock climbing attraction. Furthermore, they recently opened a VR experience too. It’s among the greatest indoor places in Sharjah to check out this summer.
Adventureland is part of Sahara Center in Al Nahda, Sharjah.
Visitors can purchase an access card to the rides which is rechargeable as needed. Tickets for rides within Adventureland range between AED 11 and AED 26 per ride per person.
- Saturdays to Thursdays: 10 am to 11 pm
- Fridays: 1 pm to 12 am
+971 (0)6 531 6275
There you have it! Now you can check out these amazing places for the perfect indoor experience in Sharjah this summer.
In addition, if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, you can check out this list of best indoor activities in Dubai as well on Property Finder.