While the shopping malls in Sharjah have everything you need, from the latest trends to the largest brands, they do not compete with the shopping spell in the local market. Sharjah Souks bring you a unique shopping experience with their bustling markets and unique products.
Sharjah souks have always been very important in the development of emirate tourism. These market places are a vibrant center where citizens and visitors can find local food, culture and people. But besides all that, Sharjah souqs are ready to buy, especially if you are looking for cheap, weird things you can get for yourself. Do you like good deals? Visit the beautiful Sharjah socks to discover some hidden gems.
SOUK AL ARSAH
Souk Al Arsah is known as the Old Bazaar in Sharjah. This is one of the oldest markets in the UAE, with its history dating back 50 years back to the Bedouin days. The souk is airy and knowledgeable in itself. In addition to shopping, there are tons of history and culture to explore, including a small coffee shop that sells traditional Solomon and Arab coffee. Inside, the souk has a central courtyard surrounded by shops selling bulk items. You can buy traditional clothing, gemstones, traditional handmade jewelry, medicinal herbs, and other quirky decorative items. Connect your way around this Sharjah souk to find the cheapest ones. This place is ideal if you are looking for less expensive wood, copper, and silver items. Location: Al Sharq Street, Opposite Old Souk, Shuwaihean, Time: 09:00 am to 01:00 pm, 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm, Details: 800-80000
CENTRAL SOUK SHARJAH
Central Souk, formerly known as Souq al Markazi and better known as the Blue Souk, has been in existence for more than three decades. A beautiful building that dates back to 1976 with a pattern of blue tiles will attract the attention of anyone passing by – even with no intention of buying. Like all other Sharjah socks, the Blue Souk has its own unique beauty when it comes to shopping. It has a completely cool air, isouk, consisting of two identical structures, extracts the size and balances the local atmosphere within the traditional market in today’s setup. You can find almost everything here including cosmetics, clothing, perfumes, household items and electronics. But the place is good if you are looking for gold jewelry. With more than 600 stores inside and a wide range of products for sale, shopping at Blue Souk is one of the top things to do in Sharjah. Location: King Faisal Street, Al Buhairah Corniche, Time: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm | Friday from 05:00 pm to 10:30 pm, Details: +971-6-556-6777
Next on our list of Sharjah souks is the Iranian Souk. The locals call it Souq Saqr. Located far away from Central Souq, the Sharjah Iranian Souq is part of the Sharjah heart region. This state-of-the-art traditional bazaar has wooden doors leading to the shops that preserve the local heritage. As you walk through the naturally illuminated streets and concrete areas, you will see the powerful forces of Sharjah come together in a unique shopping experience. It’s like going through a page out of history. This place is great for artists, historians, and business seekers. The shops here sell a variety of products including spices, antiques, handicrafts, traditional clothing, and art. Location: The heart of Sharjah, Time: 09:00 am to 09:00 pm | Friday 04:00 pm to 09:00 pm, Details> +971-6-511-2555
SOUQ AL JUMA
Unlike other cultures in Sharjah, Souk al Juma is located on the outskirts of the city. Most people stop at this amazing place on their way to the Mleiha Archaeological Center. This market is very popular with tourists because of its location. Souq Al Juma is also known as Fujairah Market, Friday Market and Masafi Market. But don’t be fooled by the name. The Sharjah souk is open all week with a variety of antiques, souvenirs, pottery and more. Their best sellers are sophisticated carpets from Pakistan, Kashmir, and Afghanistan. Apart from all that, there are street stalls selling fruits, vegetables, fried corn, roasted nuts, and a ton of other items. The best part is, you can press everything you want to get the best deal. Location: E8, Al Dhaid Masafi Road, Time: 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
SOUQ AL JUBAIL
Known as the Sharjah Fish Market, Souq Al Jubail brings you new seafood catches. This bustling marketplace is full of buyers and sellers who share the love of the ocean for a variety of reasons – buyers who want the best deals and sellers competing for the best deals. This is one place where you can find different types of seafood in Sharjah at very attractive prices. Visitors should note that fish prices and everything else in Souk Al Jubail have been adjusted. In addition to the regular buyers and sellers, there is a section where men in uniform do their job of cutting and cleaning fish. There is another section that sells meat and poultry in addition to fruit and vegetable stores. Location: Al Jubail Opposition Center, Corniche St, Time: 06:30 am to 10:30 pm | Friday 06:00 am to 11:30 am, 01:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Details: +971-6-597-2444, Have you ever visited most of these popular Sharjah socks? Tell us all about the things that fascinated you the most. If you like shopping at such regular markets, you may want to check out the hustle and bustle of Dubai.