How to Spend 2 Days in Sharjah
Two days in Sharjah are enough time to see the top sights, chill out on a beach, and venture into the desert before exploring nearby Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Here’s how to do it.
Day 1: The highlights
**Morning:**Greet the day on a morning camel ride across the sands. Then, explore Sharjah, stopping by the most popular attractions on a private or group tour.
**Afternoon:**Unwind on one of Sharjah’s beaches—or delve into the city’s culture. Wander around the Sharjah Aquarium and Marine Museum to discover the region’s marine life and maritime heritage, or roam the 20th-century auto collection at the Classic Car Museum. Tickets are available online.
**Night:**The desert is magical at night, so embrace the dunes on a tour that takes care of all the logistics. A desert safari promises dune bashing, camel riding, and dinner under the stars; or go for the full works on an overnighter that includes tent accommodation, stargazing, and nature treks.
Day 2: Day trips and more desert
**Morning:**A visit to Dubai is pretty much essential. To maximize your time, book a tour that covers all the main attractions, such as the Burj Khalifa, the Burj Al Arab, and Palm Jumeirah. Alternatively, choose a combo Dubai and Abu Dhabi tour to check off both cities’ landmarks in one stress-free outing.
**Afternoon:**If you opted for the 2-city day trip, you’ll continue to Abu Dhabi this afternoon to admire the capital’s Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Ferrari World, and several architectural wonders. Or for history and nature combined, rumble off-road into Sharjah’s desert, and marvel at Bronze Age tombs, caves, and the Camel and Fossil rocks.
**Night:**Relax in the desert again at an Arabian majlis lounge, sinking into outdoor cushions for a barbecue supper and astronomy session. Otherwise, watch the sun set on the dunes from a hot-air balloon—a memorable finale to your stay.