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Five Things to do in Sharjah with the free 48 hours transit visa

Five Things to do in Sharjah with the free 48 hours transit visa

Passengers travelling via the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to different parts of the world will now get free 48-hour transit visa as per the UAE government laws!

Sharjah has always been known for its rich cultural heritage and its picturesque landscape, adding to this, the vibrant destination is also pocket-friendly and an ideal weekend getaway as it's only a few hours’ flight time from India.

Now, the ease of visa facility adds to the attractions of Sharjah. Post-arrival, experience a captivating blend of traditional and modern, as Sharjah offers a diverse variety of attractions, which caters to the needs of the leisure traveler. Visitors will find a lot can be packed into 48-hours.

1. Begin your day with the Al Noor Mosque, which is designed in the classic Ottoman style, with spectacular interiors, calligraphic inscriptions from the Holy Quran and intricately decorated domes, arches and pillars.

2. Move onto the Heart of Sharjah; as the name suggests, this is the heartbeat of the city. Once the hub for merchant trade of Sharjah, this unique edifice is currently undergoing restoration due to be completed in 2025. The project aims to reflect what Sharjah was like over half a century ago, it will revamp traditional ideas to create a tourist and trade destination with contemporary artistic touches, yet retain the feel of the 1950s.

3. Round off your evening at the Rain Room in Sharjah, visitors are exposed to an unusual display of rain and technology where 1200 liters of self-cleaning, recycled water pour as rain. Trigger motion sensors pause the rainfall when movement is detected.

4. The next day, start off early in the morning to the ancient site of Mleiha, with its breathtaking views of the sand dunes, it gives you an opportunity to visit the historical relics of Bronze Age Tombs and Islamic Tombs.

5. In the evening you can indulge in a spot of shopping at the traditional Central Souq or the up-to-date Sahara Centre.

With its wealth of culture, history, and landscape, Sharjah seems to have a deep impact on its visitors, leaving them longing to visit again and explore this gem of the Emirates.