Sharjah : Where the adventure never ends
Recently I got a chance to attend the Sharjah Light festival, with Visit Sharjah. It was a 5 days trip in which we explored many different places. On reaching there, we checked in the Sheraton Sharjah beach resort. The rooms there were so nice and cozy and had the best view.
After resting for a little, we left for Mleiha Archaeological centre after lunch. There we were given a guided tour of the archeological sites and we also did some really cool desert activities. Next we went to the star gazing site, where a barbeque dinner was waiting for us. We spent the night in Mleiha camps, for which I was a little skeptical at first, but it turned out to be a wonderful experience and surprisingly I had the best sleep there. I kept my outfit comfortable, as there was a lot of walking involved throughout the day. I wore flared pants with a casual top and to add a little bohemian touch I layered it up with a very nice embroidered jacket, it had shells and coins attached on the embroidery.
Next morning we had our breakfast at Mleiha and went back to the hotel. We freshened up, got ready and were all set to explore the Rain Room. I wore a blue colored dress by Akashi Clothing as I wanted to be comfortable and wanted the blue to stand out against the pale backgrounds. Visiting the rain room was a one of kind experience as I think it is the first place where you can walk in the rain without getting wet (unless you have an umbrella of course). Now, you may be thinking how is this possible? Actually there are floor sensors, which detect any motion and the water stops.
Our next stop was The Heart of Sharjah. There we were served dates and Arabic coffee by local women. And I must say I was really impressed by the hospitality of the people of Sharjah. We had our lunch at this stunning restaurant, Al Bait. First thing that we tried there was some magic chocolate balls with lavender drink which had silver in it. The food here was really nice. Then we visited the beautiful Al Noor Island and the view was breathtaking.
Next day after breakfast, we went to Sharjah Golf and Shooting club, for which I wore a green tulle skirt by Pallavi Mohan with red top and finished the look with a leather jacket and boots, to give a little rugged vibe. I also tried my hands on archery for the very first time. At night, a local house dinner was planned for us and the house was so so pretty that I could stay there forever. There were a lot of varieties of food, especially in non vegetarian food. But the vegetarian food was also very good. We also tried on the traditional attire of Sharjah.
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation was our next stop of this trip and for this I chose to wear a beautiful purple dress by Vajor with boots. The architecture there was so so beautiful, that I could stare at it all day. After that we visited the Sharjah Aquarium which is the first and largest governmental educational centre in UAE. It was such a wonderful experience to see all the aquatic animals just floating above our heads. We had our lunch at this amazing place called Jones – The grocer, my favorite restaurant of the entire trip. It was the best meal I ever had. After a delicious lunch, it was time to visit the Al Noor Mosque. It is the first mosque in Sharjah to open its doors to the immigrant community. It was a really beautiful, peaceful and picturesque place.
After that it was time for the ending ceremony, where a really nice gala dinner was planned for us. We had a great time just chilling, talking and soaking in the end moments of our trip.
Next morning after checkout, we went to the Kingfisher Lodge, which had 25 luxury tents with private swimming pool for each tent. It is by far the most luxurious tents I have ever seen. It looked even better than hotel rooms. As the backgrounds at the Kingfisher lodge are mostly brown, I wore a really fun pink colored set by Nitya Bajaj and it made me stand out against the dull colors. There was an Indian chef, who cooked us a very delicious Indian lunch.
This entire trip was a great experience, as I got to learn a lot of new things about the Middle Eastern culture and traditions. This trip would never have been this smooth, if we didn’t have our amazing tour guide Michael with us. He made sure that the trip went as planned. I met some really nice people and collected a lot of beautiful memories 🙂
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Until next time :*