Sharjah is the third largest city in UAE. It is famous for numerous things. One of the main landmarks of Sharjah is the central market (Blue souk). Blue souk is one of the largest shopping areas in UAE. This amazing building is located close to Khaled Lagoon. Central market is a commercial type building.
Blue souk is a modern shopping mall and it is decorated with blue tiles outside and has a traditional Arabic design. At night Blue souk glows with its special lighting arrangements. This mall has more than 600 charming shops. It is divided into two sections, one for cosmetics, electronics goods and other for gold, jewels and gems.
Blue Souk Sharjah Opening Times
It is open from 9 AM to 1PM and 4PM to 11PM daily, (except on Friday). Here we can find a variety of traditional handicraft shops.
Blue Souk Sharjah Attractions
Central market will be a big surprise for the tourist, where everything is available for everyone under one roof. Central market sells a wide variety of jewels, clothes, cosmetics, cameras, accessories, prayer rugs and home appliances. The mall has a number of fabulous antique jeweleries. Don't get worried about the prices; you will get everything at a very cheap rate.
In search of rosewood furniture?? Yes that is also available in this wonderful world in different varieties and high quality. We can also shop for Arabic style coffee pots with a royal look. Carpets are also available in a store called Sheba, where you can purchase Persian carpets of your choice that can be used for special occasions. Yup it’s really amazing!!! Another interesting area is the boutique section mainly for ladies, with different patterns in kurthis, churidar materials, saris, pardhas…so try the new varieties also..
Blue Souk Sharjah Directions
- From Dubai-Sharjah road go straight to get to Sharjah
- Go ahead to Sharjah city Center which you will see on your right
- After Sharjah City Center, there is a fly-over
- Keep the right (Don't go over the fly-over)
- You will see a Mosque
- Turn to the road by the side of the mosque
- Take a U-Turn (It is the road which goes under the fly-over)
- Go further, you will find the Blue Souk on your right
The market has a number of food courts and beverages where you will get refreshment. The restaurants work till 11pm. So if you visit Sharjah, DON’T ever miss the chance to go to this fantabulous world!