Here you’ll find the latest facts, experiences and ideas for an incredible adventure in Sharjah.
Literature blogger Meghana Rao (@megsblogged) brings you everything you need to know about the upcoming Sharjah International Book Fair – explaining how H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi vision of an “oasis of knowledge and enlightenment” is brought to life through inspiring and internationally-renowned guest authors, actors and speakers. With over 2000 publishers and ranked as the 4th largest book fair in the world it is most definitely a spectacle not to be missed. Get Meghana’s lowdown and plan your visit now!
We all need time to relax and reflect every now and again, and Arwa Doriwala (@sliceofdubai) talks us through why Sharjah Library is the perfect setting to transport you to a place of peace and curiosity. Join her as she explores the magnificent building, where children conjure up their own universes and adults can connect with passions both past and present through the library’s vast selection of reading and research material. Whether a fan of fact or fiction, parent or student read on now to find out why Sharjah Library has all the answers.
Blogger and bookworm Abeer Acero (@lookingforabura) loves nothing more than getting lost in fiction, so join her on her magical mission to find the best locations in Sharjah to disappear into the world of literature. Whether it’s relaxing with your favourite novel to the backdrop of butterflies and birdsong at the Literature Pavilion or diving into the diverse range of books on offer at the numerous beach libraries, Abeer has found something for everyone this winter.
Join accomplished photographer Altamash Javed (@aljvd), a frequent Mleiha visitor on his journey of rediscovery through the full-throttle Mleiha Adventure Package. Combining history, sunset lounge and star-gazing with white-knuckle dune-buggy thrills he documents his truly immersive experience.
Escaping the bright city lights photographer Ali Amar (@r1se) is here to take you on an magical night of camping under the star-filled skies of Mleiha. Get a taste (quite literaly) of his enthralling evening of food, firewood and star-gazing. Did we mention the sunrises are pretty incredible too?
Art and Architecture expert Burhanuddin Taiyeb Dalal (@burhanuddintd) takes a trip to the desert to quench his thirst for knowledge. Join him as he showcases the wonders of the past and reveals the secrets of these ancient lands, journeying through 70 million years of history at the Mleiha Archaelogical Centre.
Travel blogger Mustafa Sheikh (@mustafa_sheikh) jouneys into the heart of the Sharjah desert to seek out the elusive eco-retreat, Al Faya Lodge. If your checklist for a getaway includes a serene instagrammable pool, spectacular spa, fresh local food, and luxurious rooms with stunning views then this is the place for you. Oh, and did we mention the jaw-dropping architecture and design? Look no further, Mustafa has your staycation inspiration covered.
Want to know how to capture that Mocha moment? Searching for that perfect sugary snap? Then look no further than Lifestyle blogger and cafe aficionado Abeer Acero (@lookingforabura) who hits the streets of Sharjah to showcase her top five instagrammable coffee shops in Sharjah for that hashtag worthy (espresso) shot.
Lauded digital creator Mohammed Azizi (@alphaspotting) breaks down everything you need to know about this year’s festival, from its humble beginnings to the photography powerhouse it is today.
For award winning outdoor photographer Mohammed Almusabi (@mks_1) the sky is the limit when it comes to how he captures the diversity of Sharjah’s landscapes. Discussing his recommendations from cameras to drones he reveals what it takes to capture his stunning and unique images of Sharjah’s rugged deserts and impressive skylines.