The Emirate of Sharjah, or as it is called the World Book Capital, is famous for its many cultural and heritage landmarks, as it includes a variety of markets that meet the residents’ basic and recreational needs, and perhaps the old Shinasiyah market is one of the most famous markets in the Emirate of Sharjah, so let’s go we explore it together!
The Shanasiyah market
The Shanasiyah market in the UAE is considered one of the oldest and most vibrant markets in the Middle East. Excavations and excavations in the area between the Sharjah Fort and the Corniche revealed the foundations of the old market dating back to the fifties of the last century, and it linked the roofed market in the Al Marija area to the Al Shuwaihean area.
Re-Create the market
In fulfillment of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the Union and Ruler of Sharjah, “May God protect him”, and as an embodiment of the vision of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) aimed at developing the emirate and its tourism and economic facilities, a project to rebuild the market on the foundations that were discovered has been launched.
It was called the Shinasiya Market, as it was called previously, in relation to the merchants coming from the Shinas area, as this wonderful market is considered one of the oldest and most vibrant markets in the region.
Al-Shinasiyah Market Stores
The market includes a variety of shops that meet the needs of its various visitors, and the following are the most prominent shops of Souq Shinasiyah and the most important information related to it:
- Asha Spices Organic
- Stitch for modern and classic dresses, elegant evening wear, and distinctive accessories
- Things store for furniture, jewelry, collectibles and decorations, in addition to accessories, antiques and gifts
- Al-Kandora House for Gulf Men’s Wear
- Jadaria Perfumes
- ART utensils for household utensils, coffee pails, trays and kitchenware
- La Botica de Gelato ice cream shop
- Qushar for clothes, accessories, household items, stationery and gifts, in addition to antiques and traditional gifts
There is also a group of cafes and restaurants in the Shinasiya market that cater to different tastes, as it offers a varied menu of delicious food and drinks, and below we will mention the most famous cafes and restaurants of the Shinasiya Market and its most important information:
This place offers the finest and most delicious coffee in an elegant atmosphere rich in heritage and tradition, where you can meet with loved ones and friends while savoring delicious coffee and eating some fresh baked goods, snacks and delicious desserts.
- Contact: 0770 555 06
Arab Tea House Restaurant
This restaurant is distinguished by its embodiment of the authenticity of Emirati cuisine and civilization, starting from the traditional wooden seats, passing through the scent of burning frankincense, to the sound of traditional Emirati music.
- Contact: 06 561 2686
Al Qaffal Restaurant offers a variety of dried and salted marine products in the traditional way. If you are looking for the best seafood restaurants in Sharjah, we recommend that you go to Souq Al Shanasiyah Restaurant “Al Qaffal”.
The location of Souq Al Shanasiyah in Sharjah is strategic, as it is located specifically on Corniche Road in the heart of Sharjah, in the Al Mureija area.
Below we will put in your hands the working hours of the Shinasiya market stores, in addition to the opening times for the restaurants of Souq Shinasiyah:
- Saturday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
- Friday: 04:00 pm – 10:00 pm
- Restaurants and cafes
- Sunday – Wednesday: 08:00 AM – 10:00 PM
- Thursday – Saturday: 08:00 AM – 11:00 PM
For more information and inquiries regarding the location of Souq Shinasiyah in Sharjah, its stores, restaurants, etc., we recommend that you contact the following number:
- Contact: 06 511 2555