Al Shaab Village is one of the most visited recreational destinations in the emirate of Sharjah. This venue, which is home to a shopping mall, ice rink and amusement park, is quite popular among residents and visitors due to the availability of a variety of shopping and dining options under one roof. This amazing shopping complex has a spacious exhibition hall which consists of 250+ stores offering several attractions and amenities including an amusement park, ice rink, pharmacies, abaya shops, cinemga hall, indoor and outdoor gaming, food courts and luxury shopping options in abundance.
A complete entertainment hub for both kids and adults alike, this is also a shopper’s paradise for Sharjah based residents, tourists and visitors from around the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Take a look at our review of Al Shaab Village Sharjah and find out some of the exciting attractions in this leisure destination.
More about Sharjah’s premier entertainment destination
Al Shaab Village is designed to represent traditional Arab culture in Sharjah. Despite the old world look and feel, the mall is equipped with modern facilities to serve visitors with comfort. The infrastructure of this shopping complex is built to the highest international standards.
If you are on the lookout for an amazing shopping experience you will find a great variety of retailers here. From designer collections to street-style cafes, this people’s village caters to the multicultural interests of visitors.
The recreational hub also works closely with government departments, PR agencies and marketing professionals to promote tourism in the emirate of Sharjah.
AL SHAAB AMUSEMENT PARK:
This amusement park is one of the most famous entertainment destinations in Sharjah, providing healthy recreational activities to visitors and residents. Here, families enjoy numerous indoor games in a child-friendly and safe environment. They have many exciting rides that provide a joyful and thrilling experience to children and adults. Some of the popular attractions in Al Shaab Village include bumper cars, jet boats, mini scooters and kids play areas.
SHOPPING AT AL SHAAB VILLAGE:
Ranging from fashion to household goods, the Al Shaab Village shops offer a wide range of products spread over more than 250 outlets. Due to the wide variety of outlets, some people also refer to this place as Sharjah’s Global Village. While this is not like a conventional shopping mall with well-known brands, you can buy women’s clothing, children’s clothing, accessories, shoes, toys, cosmetics, household products and many more under one roof in this shopping centre.
AL SHAAB VILLAGE ICE RINK AND SKI LOUNGE:
This venue offers a vibrant range of activities and attractions for all visitors. The ski lounge is one of the most popular activities in Al Shaab Village both for kids and adults. Visitors can enjoy skating on the largest skating rink in Sharjah under the supervision of a team of well-trained staff. The Al Shaab Village ice skating rink can accommodate around 100 skiers at a time. A first-aid facility is also available in a separate room for accidental injuries and other emergencies. You can visit this place any day of your choice as it is open daily.
The staff provides training sessions for visitors from Sunday to Wednesday from 04:30 pm to 05:30 pm. Each session is two hours long and the cost for one person skating on the ice rink is around AED 25 whereas the cost for five persons is AED 99. Those standing outside can also enjoy views of their kids and family members through the large LED screen in the ice rink.
RESTAURANTS IN AL SHAAB VILLAGE:
If you feel tired after exploring all the entertainment and shopping outlets in this entertainment hub, worry not! The restaurants in the village offer delicious, sumptuous and traditional cuisine in their indoor and outdoor lounge. Wazzup Dogs, Pizzaro, Caesers, Falafil Al Astorah, and Fataier Al Tahounah Al Zarqa are some eatery options in their indoor food court.
The Cart, My Churros, Firas Sweets, Thai fruits, Rigag and Luqaimat, Tikka truck, Cafeteria Abjar truck, The Egyptian bakery, Al Monafiya Bakery and small kiosks for snacks are the outdoor food options here.
AL SHAAB VILLAGE ABAYA CORNER:
If you are looking for the most elegant abaya designs in the heart of Sharjah, this shopping destination has you covered. On the first floor, you will find plenty of traditional Emirati abayas as per your needs. This dedicated area for abayas has a wide range of shops providing abayas and hijabs that depict the latest fashion trends in the UAE. Also, Abaya Corner is equipped with modern facilities offering an effortless shopping experience to every customer.
PHARMACIES IN AL SHAAB VILLAGE:
The people’s village as this venue is called, not only offers shopping and fun related amenities, but you can also buy over-the-counter medicines from their state-of-the-art pharmacies. You will find a wide range of medical health related products, drugs, equipment, cosmetics, and healthcare and pediatric equipment in the village. Dr Nutrition, Bab Al Shaab and Al Shaab Pharmacy cater to all your health-related needs.
OSCAR CINEMA AL SHAAB VILLAGE:
This destination entertains all visitors and residents of the UAE by screening the latest Hollywood, Bollywood and Arabic movies. The Oscar Cinema in Al Shaab Village has a 7-D cinema screen and provides quality entertainment to visitors and customers along with a great shopping experience.
OPENING HOURS AT AL SHAAB VILLAGE:
- Saturday to Wednesday: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
- Thursday: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
- Friday: 04:00 pm – 12:00 am
Al Shaab Village Location
This destination is located fairly close to the neighbouring emirate of Ajman very near the villa community of Al Jazzat, close to Sharjah Sports Club and Sharjah Public School.
That’s all about the interesting attractions and activities in Al Shaab Village. Come here to experience high-quality services in a safe and secure environment.
Those living in Al Ghafia or renting apartments in Al Ghafia Sharjah will certainly find this a welcome distraction during weekends. If you have been considering moving to the emirate, do check out our post on living in Sharjah and working in Dubai to get an idea of life in the city.