Don’t ask me ‘WHY SHARJAH?!?’ It was just one of the things you do out of boredom and loneliness. N was out of town and to avoid being a couch potato, I decided to tag along Farah on her expedition to Sharjah.
FROM DUBAI TO SHARJAH
We had a plan. We had to take a cab from our place to metro, then metro would take us to Union MS and we’d take a bus to Sharjah’s bus station. Fortunately, we left around 5 and while in the cab to metro station had a change of heart and took the cab all the way to Sharjah (border). It costed around AED 55. You have both options.
WHAT TO SEE IN SHARJAH
If you ask me, nothing. The architecture is similar to Bur Dubai and Deira, traffic is a nightmare and crowd gawks so much that it gets uncomfortable. We went to Eye of the Emirates (5/10), Sharjah Aquarium and Museum (5/10), Al Majaaz Water Front and Caribou at Khalid Lagoon (7/10 – only place I got a WiFi) and Rolla Mall (0.1/10).
WILL I GO THERE AGAIN?
For business, I won’t have a choice, but pleasure, no thank you. And without a car, definitely not.
– Dress Code: make sure you are modestly dresses (read: covered arms, legs and bum).
– Temperature: it get extremely hot and humid. Stay hydrated and keep a bottle of water handy.
– Flirtation: a Arabic speaking kid (at least a decade younger than me) made a pass at me, and was quite obviously high on testosterone. It was amusing. But only for a short while.
– Itinerary: make a list of all the places you want to see (Google is your friend). Else, hop on a tour bus. Don’t wander around on your own.
Once, all experience are worth it.
Happy Experimental Traveling Cherries!