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Back to the Roots Tour of Sharjah from Dubai

Sharjah - United Arab Emirates


5 – 7 hours

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

15 people




This comprehensive small-group tour offers insight into the history and culture of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) via the nation’s oldest city: Sharjah. A visit to Masjid Al-Noor starts off your 5-hour itinerary; step inside with mosque representatives who explain Islamic beliefs and cultural practices. You’ll also see Sharjah Fort (Al Hisn), Souq Al Arsa, the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, and the fish and fruits market of Souq Al Jubail. Pickup and drop-off is provided from centrally located hotels in Dubai.


  • Visit Al-Noor Mosque for coffee and dates, and learn about Islamic beliefs
  • Explore the craft shops of old Souk Al Arsah, and Souk Al Jubail fish and fruit market
  • Chart Sharjah’s history at Sharjah Fort and Museum of Islamic Civilization
  • Small-group tour with 15 people or fewer ensures a more personal service


Pickup Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up and drop off is included from all hotels in Dubai City
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization holds thousands of rare and important Islamic artifacts, Here; you can esteem the timeless achievements of Islamic past grandeur and its universality, learn about the facets of Islamic faith, science, discoveries and culture, and embrace the beauty of Islamic art.
Al Noor Mosque
Begin your tour with hotel pickup in Dubai and relax during the short drive northeast to Sharjah. Your first stop is the Masjid Al-Noor (Mosque of Lights), located in the heart of Al Buhaira Corniche. This iconic masterpiece is influenced by classical Ottoman architecture, reminiscent of Istanbul’s Blue Mosque.
Souk Al Arsah
Souk Al Arsah once captivated merchants from Persia and India, along with local Bedouin who traded charcoal for rice. It’s now a topped market with air-conditioned alleyways featuring solid wooden doors, beautiful coral brick walls and hanging lanterns. The quaint stores sell everything from pearl chests and copper coffee pots to jewellery, perfume bottles and incense. Review the day’s purchases over a cup of Arabic coffee at the café in the centre of the souk, and stock up on delicious sweets at the popular traditional candy shop.
Sharjah Fort - Al Hisn
Sharjah Fort Museum provides a unique, interactive experience that brings the emirate's history to life.
Souq al Jubail
Souq Al Jubail, located on the Corniche Street in Al Soor Area, Sharjah, is an integrated shopping destination that caters to Emiratis and residents’ needs; offering competitively priced fresh fish, meat, fruit and vegetables. Souq Al Jubail includes 67 meat and poultry shops, a fish department, and 212 fruit and vegetables stores.
Drop off Point
Traveler drop off is offered
Pick up and drop off is included from all hotels in Dubai City


  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Tour's Location

Sharjah - United Arab Emirates


Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Dress code
Conservative dress is highly recommended


Based on 1 review
Very Good

Lynn C


Worth the short trip

The Museum of Islamic Civilization was one of the highlights of my whole trip. It was very quiet and we had the museum mostly to ourselves. Mohammed the guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to talk to. It was a great way to spend half a day and I only wish the credit card machine in the museum shop has been working—I’d have come home with many more books! The Al Noor mosque is lovely and the Blue Souq is, well, a souk. This was day 10 and I was pretty much over souks by then.
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