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If you want to experience the UAE beyond the glitzy resorts and gigantic shopping malls, this is... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Sharjah, UAE
A little hidden gem....

Heart of Sharjah is great to visit, the information centre has a lot of information on how and what... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Taqui Q
Algarve, Portugal
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

If you want to experience the UAE beyond the glitzy resorts and gigantic shopping malls, this is the place to go. Although it does attract tourists, this area is an authentic neighborhood where residents live and work each day. Highlights are the renovated old souks...More

1  Thank MandanaJames
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Heart of Sharjah is great to visit, the information centre has a lot of information on how and what and where.. very friendly and helpful lady gave us all the ins and outs... Still a lot of work to be done, but it looks well...More

1  Thank Taqui Q
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is a nice little air-conditioned building that shows some of the preservation work going on in the historical district of Sharjah. Check it out on way to the Heritage Museum or the Fort.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Heart of Sharjah is an effort to preserve the history and showcase the old-day Sharjah. It's a project which is expected to be completed by the year 2025. You can visit the information center to see the project map and learn more about it. Upon...More

Thank Parvez S
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Historical area in the middle of Sharjah, start your day with a coffee from nearby Ratios cafe then go and explore

Thank jamesholmes81
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a work in progress. This designated historical/cultural district features restored and simulacra buildings from Sharjah's earliest days. Of special note in terms of architecture is the nice way they've partially scraped the traditional mudding/plastering off of the coral/seashell bricks to display this unique...More

1  Thank JennyAnyStripes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

If you like history and are tired of all the beautiful buildings then head to the Heart of Sharjah. The fort is fully restored and interesting to tour. Like the Alamo in San Antonio, it is in the midst of 10 story buildings. However the...More

Thank Davistravels
Reviewed 7 February 2017

If you love shopping in old markets - this is the place to go. Do not forget to have tea there in a local cafe.

Thank AnuradhaGoyal
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Read from the lonely planet about Sharjah. Local friends said there's nothing there. But since we had time, we popped into Sharjah one day. It was quiet and peaceful. Hardly any tourists which was refreshing. The place was being rejuvenated and the lady from the...More

2  Thank mingzy
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The Heart of Sharjah is the historical district where many museums and artisan areas are located. Non historical buildings are being torn down to make way for restoration and rebuilding of historical structures. There are many museums, shops, galleries and areas for artisans to work....More

Thank Sallie S
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