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Al Qasbaa

Updated on 06.06.2018

Al Qasbaa is the place to go out in Sharjah, with restaurants on either side of a canal with boats reminiscent of Venice - the main attraction is the big wheel The Eye of the Emirates. Find in this article all the information you need to prepare your visit: reviews, tips, timetables, prices, access map and location, detailed map of Al Qasbaa, hotels and restaurants.

Night view of the Sharjah Ferris Wheel (Eye of the Emirates), in the Al Qasbaa district ©Odyfolio

Al Qasbaa Visit

The site is especially a nice place to have a drink or a meal, and to walk around in the evening, letting your children run on the playgrounds or under the fountains.

It is also the starting point for abras (light craft) that bring tourists to the area. Count 15AED per adult and 10 AED per child up to 10 years old (under 4 do not pay). Note the possibility of privatizing a boat for 100AED. The operating hours are from 4 pm to midnight (and until 1am on Thursdays and Fridays).

In the same vein you can rent a small electric powered boat named Water Kart.

Bridge connecting the two banks of Al Qasbaa to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates ©Odyfolio

Eye of the Emirates

The flagship attraction of Qasbaa (and Sharjah) is its big wheel called Eye of the Emirates. 60 meters high, it will take you for several tours to admire the city and the coast from above. Open from 10am to midnight every day (and up to an hour at the weekend), we recommend the sunset period. A session of 15 to 30 minutes will cost you 30AED per adult and half price for children from 4 to 10 years old.

View of the sunset on the Sharjah City coast from The Eye of the Emirates ©Odyfolio

Access map to Al Qasba

Map of Sharjah with location of Al Qasbaa, United Arab Emirates ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Map of Al Qasbaa and the Ferris wheel Eye of the Emirates ©OpenStreetMap contributors