Sharjah is home to numerous restaurants and cusines offering an excellent dining experience. Fesh Seafod is a must to try while in Sharjah. Cuisines to choose from includes Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Japanese and local. In Sharjah you can discover dishes from all over the world!
City Centre Al Zahia is groundbreaking from the very entrance; a beautiful canopy overhead sets the scene for a landmark destination. The mix of new and established brands, the range of leisure offerings, its meticulous layout superbly designed to reinforce the visitor’s experience, underlines its ambition to be the number one attraction offering a flawless balance of public spaces and commercial areas.
Zero 6 is the emirate’s lifestyle destination. The go-to venue for families looking for unique entertainment, leisure, shopping and fitness activities closer to home and under one roof. Zero 6 combines a sophisticated contemporary design with a diverse selection of dining, retail and leisure attractions.
The mall has something for everyone with shopping spread across three levels, Oasis Mall encompasses a wide selection of brands and categories in a compact, shopping-focused format offering outstanding value for money.
The mall features diverse global anchor stores for fashion and footwear for children and adults (Centrepoint, Max), home ( Homecentre), electronics ( Emax), sports and leisure, beauty, health and wellness, food and beverage (restaurants and cafes) entertainment, foodstuff (Carrefour) and gifts.
To maximize shoppers convenience, Oasis Mall offers 600 free parking slots to shoppers. The mall conducts a series of events and activities that reflect the spirit of the multicultural community of Sharjah, also, the mall organizes throughout the year promotional campaigns aiming at rewarding shoppers with unmatched deals and offers.
Mega Mall opened on February 17, 2002 land marking the Emirate of Sharjah’s retail sector, and becoming one of the leading retail and leisure destinations in the UAE. It is one of the largest malls in the UAE at 800,000 sq. ft. spanning across four floors.
Matajer is a neighbourhood retail centre concept by Sharjah Holding, a joint venture between Majid Al Futtaim Properties and the government of Sharjah, bringing small-scale, high quality retail and easy access to everyday services to neighbourhoods across Sharjah. The flagship Matajer Al Quoz opened in October 2011, followed by Matajer Al Juraina, Matajer Al Khan and Matajer Al Mirgab in 2012 in residential and academic areas of Sharjah. All Matajer locations are anchored by Majid Al Futtaim – Retail’s Carrefour, to complete the premium community shopping experience, which includes quick availability of banking, electronics, beauty and pharmacy needs.
City Centre Sharjah is located in the heart of Sharjah, along the main Al Wahda Street. Developed and managed by Majid Al Futtaim Properties, the centre has recently undergone a transformation to become a Regional Shopping and Entertainment destination. The mall offers an elevated and holistic customer experience with a brand new retail mix of 143 value-oriented and trendy international stores, diverse dining concepts and Sharjah’s first 12-screen VOX Cinemas with GOLD by Rhodes for a premium moviegoing experience. Other leisure and entertainment facilities in the mall include a Magic Planet family centre and 10 fast food outlets, positioning City Centre Sharjah as one of the dominant shopping malls in the region for smart shopping, varied cuisines and unique entertainment that cater to residents and tourists.
The Sahara Centre is one of the leading shopping destinations in the UAE and is strategically located on the Dubai-Sharjah Highway. Since it opened its doors in February 2002 the mall has become a Sharjah landmark that is today bigger and better than ever before.
It allows families experience a diverse range of shopping outlets, dining options and entertainment facilities offering some of the world’s leading brands in a convenient and easy to access location.
This year Sharjah’s most popular lifestyle destination expanded its offer with new upgraded facilities, restaurants and additional stores as part of a one million square feet extension that is now completed.
To step in to Sharjah’s Old Souq is to enter a bygone era. In an Emirate dotted with ultra modern buildings, the Old Souq is an island of traditional architecture.
The narrow streets are chock-a-block with shoppers hunting for a good bargain and the air is filled with the fragrance of burning oud (incense) from the perfume shops.
There’s a lot to discover in the 25-year-old Souq. There’s Al Daleel Mosque – the oldest mosque in the city, and some retail stores where customers can find good bargains on clothes and food; there’s Sara Shopping Centre – a one-stop shore for women, and many more astonishing attractions that will appeal to visitors.
Within the context of phase 1 of the Heart of Sharjah development project, geophysical surveys were completed and excavations started in the area between Al Hisn Fort and the Corniche, which revealed the foundations of the old souq that used to link the covered souq in the Mreijeh area to Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi souq in the Shwayheen area.
With over 600 shops across two levels, you’ll find everything from modern watches and clothing to authentically local trinkets and souvenirs. For decor connoisseurs in particular, the souk is one of the must-do Sharjah tourist places. The upper level has shops featuring arts, crafts and regional specialties like handwoven textiles and intricate carpets and kilims. On the lagoon-side, you’ll find a glittering row of shops dedicated to authentic Bedouin jewelry, precious stones, gold and diamonds. Some craftsmen here can recreate a design based on just a sketch.
Souq Al Jubail is a perfect example of shopping in the UAE culture, with many locals talking to the grocers at each stall to find the best produce at the best price. This makes the souk one of the few Sharjah tourist places for an authentic travel and shopping experience. If you plan your visit for sunrise, you’ll witness an auction of the day’s catch, which starts as early as 6 am.
he Friday Market is a lively example of UAE culture, and shopping here is one of the popular things to do with children. Even if your family doesn’t have a shopping list, come for light food and drink before setting off on a dhow cruise, scuba diving or going on other adventures in the area. It is easy to access with stalls running right along the roadside, selling enticing grilled corn and coconut water straight from the husk.
Souq Al Arsah is probably the oldest market place in the U.A.E. and was the meeting place for the Bedouins and their camels in the old days. Step into the souq and begin a journey back in time. Walk along the comfortably air-conditioned alleyways of the market designed with solid wooden doors, beautiful coral brick walls and hanging lanterns.
The souq is home to numerous quaint stores selling local, new and antique handicrafts, wooden articles, Arabic bridal and pearl chests, copper coffee pots, ethnic and handmade jewellery, perfume bottles and incense, hand-made woven garments, palm-leaf baskets, medicinal herbs, carpets, shawls and novelties.
Take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque waterfront and explore the shops offering an assortment of products – spices and herbs, henna, clothes and textiles, perfumes and oils, spices and fragrances, palm leaf baskets, Sheesha (water pipes) and flavored tobaccos. There are also larger stores selling Arabic clothing and accessories, cosmetics and perfumes, and a number of ladies’ tailors specializing in national, bridal and beaded clothes. This area is ideal for those in search of an authentic ambience and is a photographer’s paradise from every angle.
Rolla Area has a massive commercial area that covers a great fraction of the development. It features Rolla Mall, Rolla Market, Gold Market, Souq Al Rolla, Al Ghuwair Centre, Sharjah Plaza and a few individual retail stores. The community is known to offer everything, from leather goods to mattresses, even jewellery and high-tech gadgets.