12 Hang Out Spots To Add To Your Sharjah Bucketlist


Sharjah offers a unique blend of cultural experiences, modern amenities, and natural wonders, making it the ultimate destination for anyone seeking an authentic taste of the UAE’s heritage and charm! As the emirate is filled with places to explore and experiences to indulge in, here are 12 spots that have something to offer for everyone!

Grab your bucket lists and get ready to add these hang out spots!

12. Cinema-goers, get ready to hang out at Aljada!

Do you know what’s the only thing better than a Drive-In Cinema? A FREE drive-in cinema! That’s right, you can enjoy different selections of movies projected on a big screen without spending a dime! And that’s not all – thanks to ZAD, you can have delicious food and beverages delivered right to your car window, making the experience even more delightful!

  • Where is the Drive-In Cinema?
    • Madar at Aljada, Sharjah
  • When is the Drive-In Cinema open?
    • A full schedule of movies and timings for each month can be found on their website.
  • How much does it cost to watch a movie?
    • Free, first come first serve basis

Find out about other deets here.

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11. Fun Activities at the House of Wisdom 

This Library is truly all that! Not only is it a reader’s heaven but also offers a fantastic ambiance with fun-filled activities including learning a new language, yoga workshops, and even AI coding boot camp! 

  • Where is the House of Wisdom located?
    • It is located near University City, opposite Sharjah International Airport
  • What is the entry fee for House of Wisdom?
    • The House of Wisdom is free to access where anyone can work, read or relax.

Find out more deets here.

10. Experience the rain INDOORS at this fab hang out spot

Imagine yourself surrounded by rain, yet not a single drop touches you – well, you don’t have to imagine anymore! The Sharjah Art Foundation’s rain room, located in Al Mujarrah, offers you this incredible experience for just AED25! This sophisticated art installation delights its visitors as they walk through a watery cascade without getting wet. And here’s a bonus: if you’re a student or a teacher, you can enjoy this unique experience for the special price of AED15.

  • Where is the Rain Room in Sharjah?
    • Opposite Lulu Hypermarket – Al Sharq, Al Mujarrah, Sharjah
  • When is the Rain Room open?
    • Saturday – Thursday: 9am to 9pm
    • Friday: 4pm – 10pm
  • What is the entry fee for the Rain room? 
    • Per Adult: AED25
    • Per Student: AED15 (up to 22 years- ID required)
    • For Teachers: AED15 (ID required)
    • Children (up to 5 years) and People with Disabilities and one companion have free entry to the rain room.

To book your tickets and know other details, click here.

9. Get ready to have a blast as you hang out at the Al Majaz Amphitheater

Located in the center of Al Majaz Island, this architectural monument is the perfect place to enjoy a broad range of musicals, community events, concerts and plays, and theatrical performances! 

  • Where is Al Majaz Amphitheater located?
    • In the center of Al Majaz Island, Corniche Street, Sharjah

Click here to learn more about their upcoming events.

8. Take in the fresh air at Al Wasit Wetland Nature Reserve

Animal lover or not, you’ll find this eco-tourism hotspot in Sharjah an absolute beaut! At just 15 AED for Adults and FREE for children below 12 years, Wasit Wetland is home to over 200 bird species and thriving flora fauna! Located in the Ramtha area near Al Wasit in Sharjah, this natural reserve is open to the public from 9am to 6:30pm apart from Friday. On Friday it is open from 2pm to 6pm.  

  • Where is Wasit Wetland Nature Reserve?
    • In the Ramtha area near Al Wasit in Sharjah.
  • When is the Wasit Wetland Nature Reserve open? 
    • 9am to 6:30pm apart from Tuesday and Friday. 
    • Friday: 2pm to 6pm
  • What is the entry fee for Wasit Wetland Centre? 
    • Adults: AED15
    • Children under 12 years: Free

For more details click here.

7. Get ready to use that brain power and break out of this escape room

Label yourself a convict and get arrested for having too much fun at the newly opened Prison Island in Sharjah! Immerse in this one-of-a-kind adventure at City Centre Al Zahia Mall on Level 3. The trick to break free of jail? Be quick, think fast, and break free! The hourly rate starts from just AED 99.

  • Where is the Prison Island in Sharjah? 
    • City Centre Al Zahia Mall – Level 3, Sharjah 
  • When is Prison Island open? 
    • Daily from 10am to 12am 
  • How much is Prison Island? 
    • 1 Hour:  AED99 – AED129 per player 
    • 2 Hours: AED159 – AED199 per player
    • 3 Hours: AED199 – AED299 per player 
    • Depending on the number of players, Family Pass prices range from AED599 to AED799.

You can book your reservation through their website 

6. Admire the mesmerizing landscape of this beautiful city at this gorgeous hang out spot! 

Feel the spirit of nature or sit back and enjoy a lovely meal by the mesmerizing Sharjah cityscape! Gardening workshops, yoga at sunrise, sky watching and so much more; the beautiful and magical Al Noor Island located in Sharjah is a place like no other. The Standard Pass includes the Island and entry to the butterfly house only at AED 24 per child and AED 40 per adult.

  • Where is Al Noor Island located?
    • Buhairah Corniche Road, Khalid Lagoon,  Sharjah
  • When is Al Noor Island open? 
    • Weekdays 9am to 11pm
    • Weekends 9am to 12am
  • Butterfly House
    • Daily: 9am. to 6pm
  • How much does it cost to visit Al Noor Island?
    • Standard Pass (Island + Butterfly House entry): per adult – AED40 – per child – AED24
    • By the Bay: per adult –  AED140 – per child – AED75  (Valid during summer only) 

Take advantage of their special summer offers and different passes available on their website!

5. Skate along the sandy coastline and beautiful waters at Al Heera Beach

The longest beach in the city is home to ‘Kota Skate Park’, the first professional skate park in Sharjah. Al Heera Beach stretches along Al Muntazah Street and includes a bicycle track, children’s play areas, and sports fields in addition to a number of cafes and restaurants. 

  • Where is Al Heera Beach? 
    • Al Muntazah St, Al Heera Suburb, Al Fisht, Sharjah

4. Grab the gang and enjoy a hang out night filled with competitive fun at this board game cafe

You can’t get bored playing board games! Unleash your competitive and fun spirit at the Racks Cafe; located in Aljada – Sharjah. Racks is open daily from 8 am to midnight offering a huge collection of board games along with their delectable selection of food and drinks to fuel you up just the right way! 

  • Where is the Board game Cafe located? 
    • Racks Cafe in Aljada, Sharjah 
  • When is Racks Cafe open? 
    • Daily from 8am to Midnight
  • How much is Racks cafe?  
    • Unlimited playtime for AED 35. 

Book your spot at the cafe here

3. Unleash the artist in you at the Canvas Cafe!

It’s time to bring out the Picasso in you and let the world be your canvas! Canvas Cafe located on Maleha Road in Sharjah is the perfect place to relax and chill with your friends and family while engaging in the art of painting which starts at just AED 50! You can enhance your experience by choosing from their extensive menu of mocktails, specialty coffee, cakes and so much more! 

  • Where is the Canvas Cafe in Sharjah? 
    • Maleha St, Warehouses Lands, Sharjah
  • When is Canvas Cafe open? 
    • Daily from 8AM to 12PM
  • How much does canvas painting cost?
    • Based on the size and preference of the canvas, prices range from 50 AED to 90 AED.

Be on the lookout for their summer offers here

2. Discover artistic masterpieces at this glorious cultural hang out spot

Check out the contemporary Arab art scene at Maraya Art Centre located in Block E at Al Qasba, Sharjah. The art center is the home of the Barjeel Art Foundation, focusing on emerging artists. You can register for a regular art workshop or attend lectures and exhibitions offered for all ages! 

  • Where is Maraya Art Centre?
    • Al Qasba, Al Taawun Road, Sharjah
  • When is the Maraya Art Centre open? 
    • Saturday to Thursday: 10am – 7pm
    • Friday: 4pm – 7pm

Visit their website to know more!

1. Sing your hearts out at this glorious karaoke spot

DOKO Japanese Cusine and Karaoke is the place to be at! This restaurant strives to capture the lively essence of Tokyo in Sharjah by offering a carefully curated Japanese cuisine and an immersive karaoke experience. With an extensive menu that will entice you to become a regular visitor, their exceptional ambiance is a unique delight. And to add even more excitement, you can book a karaoke session for just AED 50, making it an unforgettable experience.

  • Where is DOKO located?
    • Maleha St, Warehouses Lands – Sharjah
  • When is DOKO open?
    • Dining hours: 4pm – 12am
  • How much does Karaoke cost at DOKO?
    • AED50 per person (AED100 deposit must be paid to secure booking)

For more details and reservation booking, visit their website!


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