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This tour by car starts at Sharjah's Central Souk, which was for a long time one of the main landmarks in the city. Driving along Al Buhaira Corniche around the Khalid Lagoon to Al Qasba, it finally leads to Cultural Square and the Archeological Museum.
On the way (aprox. 15 km), you can see:
- The Central Souk
Also known as Blue Souk, for its blue mosaic covered domes. It opened in 1979 as the first modern shopping centre in the Emirate.
- Al Ittihad Square
The central pillar of the monument, which is crowned with a golden pearl, symbolizes the union of the Emirates.
- King Faisal Mosque
The largest mosque in Sharjah. Named after King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, former Ruler of Saudi Arabia.
- Al Qasba
Leisure center on both sides of the Al Qasba Canal, with cafes, restaurants, cultural and entertainment facilities, including the observation wheel Eye of the Emirates.
- Maraya Art Centre
Art space and cultural platform in Al Qasba, with educational activities and contemporary exhibitions.
- Barjeel Art Foundation
Independent initiative. Exhibits the contemporary art collection of Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi in curated exhibitions.
- Cultural Square
With the Holy Quran Monument on the central roundabout.
- Sharjah Archaeology Museum
The ancient past of Sharjah and the region. Findings presented together with vivid information about the history and the places.
Main institution for contemporary arts, organizer of the Biennial and other world class events.
March - June 2022. Curators: Okwui Enwezor, Hoor Al Qasimi. Theme: Thinking Historically in the Present, conceived by late Enwezor.