The 4 best traditional markets for shopping enthusiasts in Al Basma City, Sharjah

 The United Arab Emirates is rich in many historical and heritage tourist destinations that provide tourists from all over the world with a distinctive tourist atmosphere. In our report today, we pack the luggage to accompany you on a charming tourist trip for shopping enthusiasts in Sharjah, through which we will inform you about the most prominent shopping destinations in that charming destination.


The 4 best traditional markets for shopping enthusiasts in Al Basma City, Sharjah

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The Emirate of Sharjah is one of the most important tourist attractions in the United Arab Emirates, which is visited by millions of tourists annually throughout the year, especially in the summer, which is the most beautiful season of the year due to its moderate weather, the warmth of Emirati life and the kindness of its people, where the visitor can enjoy an experience Charming, living daily stories that confirm the Emirati spirit based on generosity, giving and initiative, and receiving the country's guests with open minds, hearts and hands.

The Emirate of Sharjah is characterized by its dual view between the Arabian Gulf and the Omani Gulf through its diverse geography extending between the two destinations. Exceptional for eco-tourism, adventures, and lovers of nature, recreational and sports activities


Arsa market


Since ancient times, Souk al-Arsah has attracted merchants from Persia and India, as well as local Bedouins. It is now a covered market that features charming air-conditioned alleys decorated with beautiful solid wood doors, beautiful coral brick walls and studded with beautiful hanging lanterns. Its charming quaint stores sell everything from shells to copper coffee pots, jewellery, perfume bottles and incense to add to the experience that can be experienced in that market .

In the Al-Arsah market, you can review today's purchases for the same cup of luxurious Arabic coffee in the cafe located in the center of the market, and shop for delicious sweets from the popular sweet shop .

The shopper in the Al-Arsah market is experiencing a charming heritage experience with many distinctive traditional and popular goods that are spread throughout the original market.


Saqr market


One of the most beautiful experiences that you can enjoy in Sharjah is to visit Souk Saqr, which was one of the most important markets in the past, as Souk Saqr was a center for gold trade, with its bustling seafront and crowded with dhows carrying their goods to Iran, Pakistan and India. Today, you can take a leisurely stroll along the Corniche and explore this authentically ancient bazaar in a comfortable air-conditioned atmosphere .

Thanks to its very reasonable prices, you can shop for spices, herbs, henna, aromas, perfumes, oils, shisha bottles and flavored tobacco.

There are also larger stores selling Arabic abayas, sheilas and trousers, as well as women's tailoring shops specializing in local clothes, brides, and embroidery.


Jubail market


Souk Al Jubail is one of the most beautiful markets in Sharjah. The market covers an area of ​​more than 37,000 square meters. It is the largest market in the Middle East and attracts thousands of shoppers every day.

Built in a traditional Islamic style, the market houses nearly 400 shops selling fresh fish, meat, poultry, fruits, vegetables and plants.

Souk Al Jubail is distinguished by its distinctive location, as this attractive market is located between the Corniche Road and Sharjah Creek, near the Central Market.

Head here for a picnic to shop your home, or just enjoy what the many stalls have to offer. The market is open daily from 6 am to 11:30 pm (closed during Friday prayers).

There is a twice-a-day auction of fresh seafood caught on the same day.


Shinasiyah Market


Al Shinasiya Souq is one of the most prominent tourist destinations for shopping lovers in Sharjah. Built on the ruins of one of the oldest and most vibrant markets in the region, this beautifully renovated market specializes in all the unique goods created by regional designers .

During your trip in the Shinasiyah market, you can find the best types of elegant modern furniture, household items, prayer beads, Arabian perfumes and oils, as well as high-quality clothing including bespoke kandora and handmade abayas .

You can also recharge your energy and enjoy in a café specializing in delicious Emirati cuisine at Al Saroud Heritage Restaurant and its charming heritage ambiance.








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