Winter is undeniably the best time of the year to pack your luggage and head for Dubai for a fantastic holiday. But wait. Why just Dubai? There are a lot more once you look beyond the boundary of the ‘City of Gold’ and Sharjah is one such gorgeous emirate in the region.
Sharjah, best known as the cultural capital of the UAE, is home to an electric range of breathtaking places. Today we are going to tell you about some of these places but our context is very different than the usual ones – Best Places To Watch Sunrise and Sunset in Sharjah.
Sunset and sunrise hues in Sharjah are pure magic. Winter sky looks even more magical with hundred different shades of yellow, red, orange, purple, pink and blue. Luckily, winter stays for about 4 months in the region and you are left with enough time to behold the changing colours of the sky at dawn or dusk.
Check out the places in Sharjah where sunset and sunrise look ethereal.
1. Al Lulayyah Beach
Just like Dubai, the Emirate of Sharjah sits on the banks of the Persian Gulf and share the same stretch of Persian coastline that Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah do. Naturally, Sharjah also houses a series of beautiful and pristine beaches within its territory.
To catch the glimpses of the mesmerizing sunrise and sunset palette, Al Lulayyah Beach is the most celebrated spot in Sharjah. Stretching out for about 2 kilometres along the sea, this beach is flanked by imposing mountain ranges.
The beach is also popular for its beautiful backdrop which everyone admires a lot. A quick morning dip in the sea will activate the reset mode in you and you will be all set to take on the day with gusto.
Don’t forget to keep your shooting gear ready because Al Lulayyah Beach allows you to click some of the best sunset/sunrise hues in the UAE. Not just the beautifully painted sky but its reflection on the sea also creates a surreal world for you.
2. Fossil Rock
Looking for a dramatic backdrop to enjoy an even more dramatic sunrise/sunset in Sharjah? We have Fossil Rock for you. This impressive and rugged terrain in Sharjah is admired for its irregular, unusual and unique slopes and elevations.
Fossil Rock is upright scenic. In fact, its hostile and barren landscape even add more to its beauty. It is place of sheer vastness dotted with plenty of geological treasure troves. Watching the sky playing with those awesome sunrise/sunset hues at Fossil Rock is a one-of-a-kind experience.
During your journey along the Sharjah-Kalba highway to reach Fossil Rock, you will be forced to stop your vehicle and take photos of those spectacular mountain ridge coming out of a flat desert. The mind-bending formations at Fossil Rock can make your sunrise/sunset moment much better than you could have thought!
3. Qanat Al Qasba
Now we will take you to a place where you can enjoy lots of interactive activities, an eye-soothing waterfront, a massive Ferris wheel, a captivating skyline and a dazzling sky palette during sunrise and sunset.
Al Qasba is a suburban entertainment centre which is famous for hosting tons of things to pull the crowd. This place is always bustling with visitors and the night scene is truly exhilarating here. While roaming around, it’s best to take a ride in the “Eye of the Emirates” wheel for a more satisfying view.
4. Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
You might be surprised to see the name of Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization on our list. Well, once we are done with our explanation, you will thank us for including this one on our list.
Apart from boasting the fascinating Arabic culture, heritage and history, this aesthetically built edifice flaunt a golden yellow tint on its exterior. So, the sunrise and sunset hues falling all over Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization change the whole place into an enchanting spot.
Located along the Al Majarrah waterfront, this museum is one of its kind for its collection, architecture and scenic element. The early morning scene looks best with a very little crowd in the area. If you can manage to leave your beds early, then we can guarantee you the best views of this museum illuminated by sunrise shades and snuggled by tranquillity.
5. Buhaira Corniche
When your heart is not just looking for a ravishing sunrise/sunset backdrop and asking for more, Buhaira Corniche is the answer. This place is certainly meant for the best walk you can have in the city of Sharjah.
The corniche stretches for about 4 kilometres along the waterfront of Sharjah Creek and you will love every bit of those splendid views for sure. Sunrise and sunset hours are obviously more beautiful than you can imagine.
But we will suggest not concentrating solely on the early morning or late afternoon visit. This place always feels good irrespective of the time of the day you are planning for. With the mighty presence of Al Noor Mosque and Al Noor Island, Buhaira Corniche is one of the best spots to watch the tinted sky and its reflection on the water.
6. Al Faya
Famed for its winter sunshine/sunset hues, Al Faya is the new addition to the list of sunrise/sunset sky watchers in Sharjah. Nestled into the UAE’s prehistoric desert landscape, this is the new pop-up location to witness the dynamics of sunrise/sunset colours in the emirate.
With the crimson desert landscape coupled with the undulating elevation of Mount Alvaah, Al Faya prepares a perfect backdrop for a dramatic camping experience. Not just the sunrise or sunset hours, the rest of the day (and night too!) has got so much to offer to the nature-lovers.
Bringing your camera is a must when you are heading for Al Faya because we believe no one really wishes to miss a chance to capture extraordinary moments designed by the nature.
7. Al Noor Mosque
Thanks to irrevocable faith in their religion, people all around the world have never stopped demonstrating their devotion by erecting awe-inspiring edifices and Al Noor Mosque is a living example to solidify this fact.
This mosque showcases classic as well as eye-catching Ottoman architecture that looks stunning under the bright blue sky. If you visit this place at sunrise or sunset, you will be surprised to see the play of sunrise/sunset hues on this beauty along with its backdrop.
Clicking Al Noor Mosque against those amazing dawn/dusk hues or just cherishing the moment wrapped in a vibrantly painted sky will surely give your soul something to treasure for a very long time. Non-Muslim visitors are allowed inside the mosque and you can even book a private tour on Sundays via the Sharjah Culture Website.
Things to do in Sharjah at Night
Whilst exploring for the best sunrise and sunset spots in Sharjah, why not check out some of the best things to do in Sharjah at night whilst you’re at it!
Sharjah is a culturally enriched and intriguing destination. This place allows you to explore more and we have just revealed only the best spots to watch sunrise and sunset in Sharjah. Hopefully, this post will be your guide planning a more rewarding holiday.