Sharjah, the cultural capital of the Arab world and my home for more than 20 years. It is rich in history and art, has warm and welcoming people retaining the Islamic traditions and value. Sharjah also offers great dining around the city. From luxury dining to casual and street food, there are always great offers for family and friends to enjoy!
One of my luxurious experience was at The Arabic Restaurant, Al Bait.
A fascinating hotel, Al Bait raises the bar for the luxury hotel scene in Sharjah. Preserving the majority of the traditional houses in the area which were exclusively chosen to build and shape the hotel. These houses have the names of its original owners and rooms so as to highlight the environment and lifestyle of the Emiratis who lived in these houses in the past.
Al Bait is also home to four restaurants, we settled for The Arabic Restaurant which probably offers the most luxurious Iftar in Sharjah. It was a spread of buffet along with table service of hot main courses, bread, and desserts. The quality of food was exceptional and so was the service.
Iftar buffet at Arabic Restaurant
Price: AED 235 per person or for groups of 20 and above AED 195 per person. Children below age 10 go free.
One of the other luxurious Iftars I had in 2018 was at Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort and Spa. You can read my experience here – Iftar at Sheraton. It is back this year!
Grand Ballroom & Al Mahatta, Sheraton Sharjah
Enjoy a lavish Iftar buffet in the Sheraton’s Grand Ballroom, decorated in style to mark Holy Month, including live-cooking stations and a grand desert buffet. This popular seaside location is the perfect place to catch cool seaside breezes at night and break the fast with gracious hospitality. An early suhoor awaits celebrants at companion restaurant Al Mahatta.
Price: Iftar for AED 125 per person or for groups of 15+ AED 115 per person.
Sharjah Casual Dining
Besides the luxury dining options, there’s plenty of casual dining located at the Majaz Waterfront with pretty lagoon views which one cannot miss. It’s home to the Sharjah Fountain, where an impressive sound-and-light show attracts huge crowds during the evening. Some of the favorites that I visit regularly are
Emirgan Sutis Restaurant – Turkish Restaurant
Zahr Laymoun – Lebanese Restaurant
Ramadan Activities in Sharjah
These are some of the shopping experience and activities to watch out in Ramadan 2019. They are not only great for families but also getting some great deals. I’ve been going to these for a few years now
Ramadan Nights 2019
Located in Expo Centre Sharjah (23rd May – 8th June)
The Ultimate Shopping Experience presents the chance to make amazing memories with friends and family, eat delicious street food and find the best brands at the best prices, all under one roof at Expo Centre Sharjah.
Event timings: 8.00pm to 2.00am daily, and 5.00pm to 12.00am during EID holidays.
Al Qasba night market
Located in Qasba Canal (16th May – 25th May)
Savor a unique cultural and community experience with your family during The Holy Month. Explore up to 20 kiosks selling fashionable clothes and accessories, handicrafts, art and craft stations. In case you get hungry, head to the wide range of food outlets selling delicious snacks will include patisseries, juice shops, and ice-cream.
If you’d like more information regarding great dining options around Sharjah, you can check out: