Looking for exciting things to do in Sharjah during Ramadan? Whether a tourist or a resident of this culturally rich emirate, you will find various activities to keep you busy during the holy month. Here are some of the popular ones.
COMMON THINGS TO DO IN SHARJAH DURING RAMADAN 2023
ATTEND THE SHARJAH RAMADAN FESTIVAL 2023
Looking to grab bargains during the holy month? Make your way down to Sharjah Ramadan Festival 2023 and get discounts at the heritage and cultural events, entertainment venues and shopping malls. The festival will also include weekly lucky draws on cars and value cash prizes.
- Dates: Until 25th April 2023
- Location: City Centre Al Zahia
HAVE FUN ON RAMADAN NIGHTS
Make good memories with family and friends during the Ramadan Nights in Sharjah. You can enjoy delicious food, sign up for an Instagram contest, win incredible prizes and get up to 75% discounts on brands at the 40th edition of Sharjah Ramadan Nights.
- Dates: 5th – 21st April 2023
- Tickets per person:
- Adults: AED 5
- Kids under 12 years old: Free
- Location: Expo Centre Sharjah
- Timings: 05:00 pm – 01:00 am
- Contact: +971-6-577-0111
OFFER PRAYERS AT THE MOSQUE
Praying ensures greater rewards and closeness to God. So, if you want to embark on this spiritual journey, head to any mosque in Sharjah for tarawih or salah prayers during Ramadan.
- Location: Subject to the mosque
GRAB EXCITING IFTAR DISCOUNTS AND DEALS
Many restaurants in Sharjah offer extravagant buffets and a la carte meals. Here are a few iftar deals to enjoy with family.
IFTAR AT ARJWAN RESTAURANT
In the mood for an extravagant Ramadan buffet in Sharjah? Head over to Arjwan Restaurant in Sheraton Beach Resort and Spa, Sharjah. The resort offers a tantalising iftar deal.
- Cost per person:
- Adults: AED 199
- Children below 12 years old: 50% off
- Children below 6 six years old: Free
- Type of food: Asian, Turkish and Indian food
- Location: Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort and Spa
- Contact: +971-56-503-0063
IFTAR BUFFET AL KHAN RESTAURANT
Make the most of an elaborate Iftar buffet in Sharjah at Al Khan Restaurant. Tucked inside Pullman Sharjah, the buffet will feature the best of Arabic and International cuisines besides refreshing juices.
- Cost per person:
- Adults: AED 125
- Children between 6 – 12 years old: AED 62
- Type of food: International and Arabic cuisines
- Location: Pullman Sharjah, Al Taawun Street
- Contact: +971-54-991-8849
Looking for more deals? Check out these iftar offers in Sharjah this Ramadan!
DONATE TO A CHARITY
Ramadan promotes the spirit of brotherhood, community and generosity. If you want to celebrate the spirit of giving during this Islamic month, donate to the charities in Sharjah to help crisis-stricken and underprivileged individuals in the UAE.
HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL THINGS TO DO IN SHARJAH DURING RAMADAN
DISCOVER THE HISTORY AT THE SHARJAH MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC CIVILISATION
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation is a popular attraction in the emirate with a diverse collection of artefacts highlighting the Islamic civilisation from 7 AD to 20 AD.
The museum has seven galleries across two levels, featuring manuscripts, ceramics, astrolabes, coins and jewellery.
But the key highlights of the museum are the historical manuscripts of the Quran, ‘anthropomorphic parts of the Ka’aba’ and the gold-embroidered curtain for the door of the Holy Kaaba, known as “Kiswah”.
- Adults: AED 10
- Children under 2 years old: Free
- Children between 2-12 years old: AED 5
- People of determination: Free
- Location: Al Majarrah
- Timings: Saturday-Thursday: 09:00 am – 11:00 pm, Friday: closed
- Contact: +971-6-565-5455
EXPLORE HERITAGE SITES AND TOURIST LANDMARKS
Are there other things to do in Sharjah during Ramadan 2023? Visit heritage sites in Sharjah if history appeals to you! Alternatively, you can consider checking out these hidden gems in Sharjah, including off-the-beaten tracks, unique restaurants and iconic forts.
- Location: Subject to the destination
Apart from the mentioned sites, you can visit the museums in Sharjah, UAE. Your options include places like the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation and the Archaeological Museum.
RELAXING THINGS TO DO IN SHARJAH DURING RAMADAN
UNWIND AT A PARK
There are many lush green parks in Sharjah to enjoy a brisk walk and breathtaking city views. Planning a visit with your loved ones? There is so much to do at these parks to spend quality time with family.
- Location: Subject to the destination
READ YOUR HEART OUT AT SHARJAH BEACH LIBRARY
Sharjah Beach Library has got you covered whether you’re a hardcore bibliophile or a casual reader. Comprising thousands of books arranged neatly on shelves, the library makes ‘beach reading’ much more accessible. You can easily relax with a book by the beach during the holy month.
- Location: Al Khan Beach
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY IS RAMADAN IMPORTANT?
Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and is considered the holiest for Muslims. It is the month of charity, blessings, prayers and piety. People across the UAE, including Sharjah, celebrate the holy month with zest and zeal.
IS EATING IN PUBLIC ALLOWED IN SHARJAH DURING RAMADAN?
Tourists who plan to visit Sharjah during Ramadan should try not to eat, drink or smoke in public from sunrise until sunset as a sign of respect. However, selected restaurants may serve lunch and breakfast, so you can dine indoors.
This brings us to the end of Ramadan activities in Sharjah. There’s a wide variety of things to do in Sharjah during Ramadan 2023.
Those living in the neighbouring emirate can look forward to these activities during Ramadan in Dubai.
From our family to yours, Ramadan Kareem!