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Where to go in UAE

Places you should visit in UAE.

Part 2- North Emirates (Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah & Umm Al Quwain)

Here are 14 attraction places you should visit or know about UAE.

Ras Al Khaimah

Jebel Jais

Jebel Jais is a mountain of the North-Western Hajar range in Ras Al Khaimah,United Arab Emirates and also in the Musandam Governorate of Oman.

It considered the tallest mountain in the UAE with its sumit at 1934 m.

The highest point of this mountain is located on the Omani side, but a secondary hill (in the same mountain) west of this peak is considered the highest point of the United Arab Emirates.

Al Jazirah Al Hamra

Al Jazirah Al Hamra (The Red Island) is a town in Ras Al Khaimah.It is known for its collection of abandoned houses and other buildings, including a mosque, which are widely believed locally to be haunted.

The Emirati inhabitants here would have made their living out of pearl diving and fishing, but the villagers all left in the 1960s, and the dry desert climate has helped preserve the buildings.

The entire place is infused with a lost-in-time atmosphere.

Ras Al-Khaimah National Museum

Ras Al-Khaimah National Museum is in a fort that was the residence of the ruling family up until the early 1960s. The museum houses an excellent collection of archaeological and ethnological artifacts. The Qawasim Room on the first floor is particularly interesting, with a collection of documents, manuscripts, and treaties between the rulers of Ras Al-Khaimah and Great Britain. There are also exhibits of traditional weapons belonging to the ruling family, and archaeological displays about the earliest settlers in the area up to the late Islamic period. The museum's ethnographic section introduces traditional life in the emirate, including architecture, pearl diving, date growing, farming, and fishing.



Sharjah Arts Museum

It is one of the largest Arts Museum in the United Arab Emirates it was opened in 1997 and features a permanent collection as well as a program of temporary exhibits.

The permanent collection includes valuable artwork from the collections of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, the Ruler of Sharjah.

There are 72 galleries spread over three floors, with a focus on works by artists who painted the Arab world.

Many artworks are by 18th-century painters who visited the Middle East and became fascinated by the natural environment, architecture, and culture.

The Ali Darwish gallery contains watercolors of Sharjah.

The contemporary section consists of more than 300 works by local, Arab, and foreign artists.

Opening Hours: Daily from 09:00 am to 01:00 pm and 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM.

Fridays: from 05:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Central Market

Sharjah's Central Market is the city's most famous landmark.

The sophisticated blue tile work on the exterior has given it the nickname the Blue Souk.

More than 600 shops are inside, where shoppers will find sections devoted to gold and jewelry, perfume, clothing, food, electronics, and gift-type items.

The upper floor has the atmosphere of an authentic Arabian bazaar, with vendors selling antiques, carpets, Omani and Yemeni jewelry, and all sorts of other exotic souvenirs.

For downtime after shopping exploits, the market area is also home to plenty of cafés.

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM–10:00 PM.

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization is a good place to dive into the deep roots of Arab and Islamic culture. A number of scientific and religious manuscripts as well as a collection of Islamic arts and craftwork dating from the 7th to the 19th centuries are on display.

Features of particular note include the exhibit of clay, pottery, and glass as well as metallic handicrafts inlaid with silver, gold, and brass, and the collection of astrolabes.

The museum holds items dating back to the Abbasid and Umayyad eras, including a coin collection of silver dinars and dirhams, but also traces the far reaching tentacles of Islamic culture, with exhibits of Mughal and Ottoman craftwork.

Opening Hours: 08:00 AM–08:00 PM.

Fridays : 04:00 pm- 08:00 PM.

Sharjah Archaeology Museum

Sharjah Archaeology Museum has exhibits tracing the wide arcing history of humanity in the area.