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What are the top recommended foods to try in Sharjah?
Some of the must-try foods in Sharjah include traditional Emirati dishes like Machboos (spiced rice with meat), Harees (wheat and meat porridge), and Luqaimat (sweet dumplings). Don't miss out on trying local specialties like Shawarma, Falafel, and Kunafa for a true taste of the region.

About Sharjah

Sharjah is a city in the United Arab Emirates known for its cultural heritage and stunning architecture. The official currency used in Sharjah is the United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED). The city boasts a mix of modern skyscrapers and traditional Arabian buildings, offering a unique blend of old and new. Visitors can explore the Sharjah Art Museum, Al Noor Island, and the Al Qasba waterfront area. The city is also famous for its bustling souks, where you can shop for traditional handicrafts, spices, and textiles.

When to visit

The best time to visit Sharjah is during the winter months from November to March when the weather is mild and pleasant. Summer months from June to August can be extremely hot with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees Celsius. It is advisable to avoid visiting during this time to enjoy outdoor activities comfortably. Spring and autumn offer a good balance of warm weather and fewer crowds, making it an ideal time to explore the city.

The best time to visit Sharjah is during the winter months from November to March when the weather is mild and pleasant. Summer months from June to August can be extremely hot with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees Celsius. It is advisable to avoid visiting during this time to enjoy outdoor activities comfortably. Spring and autumn offer a good balance of warm weather and fewer crowds, making it an ideal time to explore the city.
Getting around

Getting around Sharjah is easy with a well-connected public transportation system that includes buses and taxis. The city also has a modern tram system that provides convenient access to key attractions. Renting a car is another popular option for exploring Sharjah and the surrounding areas. Walking is a great way to explore the city center and enjoy the vibrant street life. Cycling is also becoming increasingly popular, with dedicated bike lanes in certain areas.

Getting around Sharjah is easy with a well-connected public transportation system that includes buses and taxis. The city also has a modern tram system that provides convenient access to key attractions. Renting a car is another popular option for exploring Sharjah and the surrounding areas. Walking is a great way to explore the city center and enjoy the vibrant street life. Cycling is also becoming increasingly popular, with dedicated bike lanes in certain areas.
Traveller tips

When visiting Sharjah, remember to dress modestly and respect local customs and traditions. It is advisable to carry a scarf or shawl to cover your shoulders when visiting religious sites. Be mindful of the local laws and regulations, especially when it comes to public behavior and alcohol consumption. Bargaining is common in souks, so don't hesitate to negotiate prices. Make sure to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen, especially during the hot summer months. Lastly, be prepared for prayer times, as shops and restaurants may close temporarily during these times.

When visiting Sharjah, remember to dress modestly and respect local customs and traditions. It is advisable to carry a scarf or shawl to cover your shoulders when visiting religious sites. Be mindful of the local laws and regulations, especially when it comes to public behavior and alcohol consumption. Bargaining is common in souks, so don't hesitate to negotiate prices. Make sure to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen, especially during the hot summer months. Lastly, be prepared for prayer times, as shops and restaurants may close temporarily during these times.

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