Sharjah is the third largest city and one of the most popular cities in the UAE. Although the lifestyle in Sharjah is not as popular as in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, it offers a peaceful environment. Al Qasimia is a community located in Sharjah, named after the royal family ‘Al Qasimi’ who ruled the Sharjah since 1600 AD. It is the fifth most popular place to rent an apartment in Sharjah, according to the Sharjah Year End Market Report 2019 by Byayut. This area has a relatively inexpensive peace for singles and small families. There are many supermarkets, restaurants and shops for sale within the community and many picnic areas are also nearby. Al Qasimia is a well-developed area with many points of interest. There are many benefits to living in Al Qasimia. These include affordable rental facilities, near educational institutions, shopping malls, supermarkets and leisure facilities. Those who want to enjoy a fun day can head to the indoor story park in the Sahara Center known as Adventureland. This is a great theme park with riders full of fun and excitement. The region is located between the two most prominent places in Sharjah – Mega Mall, and King Faisal Mosque. There are many schools and hospitals in the vicinity, which make them popular with families.
Al Qasimia has almost every type of restaurant one wishes to visit. There is Pakistani food available at Jabal Pakistan Restaurant in the distance. The Aroos Restaurant in Damascus with Arab and vegetarian food options is also available in 4 minutes by car from here and Chinese lovers can go to Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant in less than 7 minutes. Mandi is served at Joraif at Mandi Restaurant. One can also drive to Al-Qulayaah to find the Al Matbakh Al Kuwaiti Restaurant which offers traditional Emirati dishes. These are a few restaurants in Al Qasimia, there are many more to explore in the area.
Many community events are held throughout the year. Especially during the month of Ramadan. Residents and visitors gather for 30 days at the Al Faisal Mosque and the place is lit during Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha. Besides, there are many events taking place inside Sharjah where people can participate and enjoy as fully as the lantern festival in February. Sharjah Heritage Day is an annual festival that incorporates many traditional events and ideas to enjoy cultural heritage. For food lovers, the Al Qasba Food Festival is a drug. It is an annual festival with a wide variety of delicious food and fun activities
Sunrise Hotel Apartments offers smoke-free flats, free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour front desk, a separate living area and a well-equipped kitchen. The King Faisal Mosque is available within 8 minutes from the hotel. It is located on Al Estiqlal Street, Al Qasimia Area. Other apartments in the area include Wardah Hotel Apartments, Al Hayat Hotel Apartments and Al Bishr Hotel Apartments. These are accessible at a distance of 2 to 3 minutes. Al Maha Regency Hotel Suites is a 4-star residence just 15 minutes from Sharjah International Airport and Dubai International Airport. Services provided by management include Al Maha Restaurant, conference and banquet facilities, room service, medical services, reception and security, hypoallergenic room access and satellite channels. Available in 5 cars per car. One of Sharjah’s top hotels, Four Points is Sheraton is a 5-star hotel with 225 guest rooms. Having connecting rooms, it is the most preferred accommodation for families. Key facilities include meeting rooms at the business center, swimming pool, gymnasium and airport. Located on King Faisal Street Al Qasimia, Sharjah. You can get it by driving for 6 minutes by car. Other hotels in the area include Nova Park Hotel, Crystal Plaza Hotel, The Act Hotel, 72 Hotel Sharjah, Tulip Inn Sharjah and Arbella Boutique Hotel. This is accessible in 7 minutes driving distance.
CHURCHES, TEMPLE AND MOSQUES
Al Qasimia has a large Muslim community. The most popular is the King Faisal Mosque. It was known as one of the largest temples in the UAE and is still known as a landmark in Sharjah. The mosque can accommodate more than 16,000 worshipers at any one time. It also offers a separate prayer hall for women. Other popular Al Qasimia mosques including Al Emaan Al Nawawi Mosque and Ibn Othaimeen are located within walking distance of many apartments. There is never a temple in the vicinity; the nearest one is in a 30-minute drive. Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir, Shiva Temple and a few others can be found in the Bur Dubai region of Dubai. The Roman Catholic Church St. Michael and the Russian Orthodox Church walk for about 10 minutes in the Al Yarmook area of Sharjah. The Russian Orthodox Church is one of the largest churches in Sharjah. This Orthodox usually works on weekends and all public holidays from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm.
There are a few schools in Al Qasimia, which make them popular with parents of school-going children. Al Farha Nursery and Alayadi Nursery are located in the community itself. Nearby schools include Sharjah Indian School which is one of the best Indian schools in Sharjah. Other nearby schools include Progressive English School, Radiant School, Al Maarifa International Private School and Emirates Private School. Al Qasimia University is a well-known university in the area that offers a wide range of educational programs.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS
Al Qasimia pays special attention to the health of its citizens as there are many hospitals and clinics located in the vicinity. MedCare Hospital is near Al Qasimia, 6 minutes away by car. Medicare Hospital Sharjah offers sophisticated medical and surgical services. Their modern technology combined with experienced doctors makes this one of the top hospitals in Sharjah. The hospital is known for its orthopedic department and is popular with those who suffer from osteoporosis. Other medical facilities include Right Medical Center, NMC Medical Center Rolla and Central Private Hospital. All of this travels for 10 minutes by car and provides the best treatment for their patients.