One of the oldest and most vibrant souqs in the whole region
Within the context of phase 1 of the Heart of Sharjah development project, geophysical surveys were completed and excavations started in the area between Al Hisn Fort and the Corniche, which revealed the foundations of the old souq that used to link the covered souq in the Mreijeh area to Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi souq in the Shwayheen area.
As a result, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, gave his instructions to reconstruct the souq on the old foundations that had been discovered. The reconstruction comes in line with the vision of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) to develop Sharjah and its touristic and economic facilities. It was also decided to give the new development the old souq's name, Al Shanasiyah, a name which it had received due to the merchants from the state of Shanas who used to populate the souq. It is worth mentioning that Souq Al Shanasiyah used to be one of the oldest and most vibrant souqs in the whole region.
RAMADAN WORKING HOURS:
Cafe and Restaurant
Sunday – Wednesday: 06:00 p.m. - 01:00 a.m.
Thursday – Saturday: 06:00 p.m. –02:00 a.m.
Sunday – Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 01:00 a.m.
The home of great coffee
Ratios is a speciality coffee house, serving only the finest coffee sourced from the leading roasters across the world. Customers can enjoy the wonderful ambience of the coffee shop, while sampling a coffee and a delicious selection of deserts and fresh pastries. But where Ratios really stands apart from other coffee establishments is with its passion and commitment to its main product – its great coffee!
GCC inspired coffee shop
A place where you can unwind, sample first-rate artisan coffee, and enjoy a delicious variety of snacks and other refreshments in an urban seating inspired by the Bahraini culture and GCC cousin.
The warmth of Arab hospitality
Within a wonderfully simple yet traditional setting, backed by the music of yesteryear, the restaurant offers traditional, delicious Emirati cuisine in a cosy ambience. Diners can enjoy fresh seafood, traditional breakfast, lunch and dinner while experiencing the welcoming Emirati hospitality.
Passionate Italian Craft
FINAEST comes from the combination of two words which are finest and aesthetic - excellence and beauty - and it is exactly about that. It is a boutique in which you can find high quality products, distinguished by the excellent and rigorous aesthetic of Made in Italy, realized by renamed historic Italian brands and emerging young designers.
A unique concept store
Ashyaa, means things in Arabic, offers flair, extravagance and bespoke pieces presented differently for those who love to browse and discover individualistic ornaments and furniture that nobody else has own in this part of the region.
Authentic rosaries for all tastes
“Kharaz” translates as beads in Arabic, and so it can come as no surprise to find that within the charming walls of Kharaz Gifts, it is authentic rosary, gemstone and amber beads that are displayed in abundance. The collection is great as precious gifts, home décor, prayer beads and much more.
Situated in Souq Al Shanasiyah within the Heart of Sharjah, 1971 – Design Store provides the community with the opportunity to acquire design objects made by local and designers from the Gulf region. The store will showcase local design, books, objects and will host special events as well, with the main purpose to promote regional design and creativity.
Take a little bit of Sharjah back home
The I Love SHJ store sells a selection of fun and memorable souvenirs, such as branded “I Love SHJ” t-shirts, baseball caps, key-rings, mugs and fridge magnets amongst other novelty items, while also stocking all your essentials such as hot and cold beverages, confectionary, snacks, batteries and mobile phone recharge cards.
Arabic scents and perfumes
The shop has a full range of beautiful and alluring Arabic perfumes and oils, and the world’s most expensive type of perfume – oud sourced from the Aquilegia tree. Use the testers to find the perfect scent for you. The store offers women’s, men’s and unisex perfumes.
Superior quality Emirati menswear
It was established with the aim of redefining the standard of traditional Arab menswear, and is the first to offer a full range of tailored, bespoke Emirati menswear, setting a new benchmark for quality in the region. Bait Al Kandora designs and tailors its own exclusive collections to world-class standards, targeted at preserving the national identity of Emirati and Arab men, while infusing modern and bespoke characteristics to their pieces.
The feminium shop
The shop offers a beautiful range of handcrafted abayas, shelas (headcover), jalabias (traditional dress) and simple lingerie, as well as a full range of cosmetics and gift packs. The collection blends the finest textiles with modern styles and global trends.
Alive, Unique, Natural
Jasmaria Perfumes are high quality luxury perfumes made from natural raw materials. It is alive unique and high perfumery that evolve which compose of natural raw materials and exalt the charm and uniqueness.
The Vintage UAE Beverage
Namlet it is the first soda drink to be sold in the UAE, and the most popular beverage during the seventies; however it disappeared across the following decade. Due to the funky bottle and great taste of the Namlet, the brand has returned back to the market via exclusive distributors only. The store sells the Namlet in five flavours – Orange, Rose, Pomegranate, Lemon and Mixed Fruits.
Traditional Emirati fish delicacies
It offers a wide variety of authentic traditional ghee, Al Sahnah (fish flavour powder) and Agaar (a variety of pickles with different flavours) and many other products. The shop prides itself on its standards of quality in all exclusive products, and the unique, modern packaging is presented so well that their products also make for exquisite gifts.
Fine tradition mixed with modern design
Awany Art fuses history with a modern twist in its collections of traditional homeware, pots, decorative pieces and dallahs. Awany Art takes special requests for tailored designs as requested too to serve the various needs and different tastes of the customers.
The sweet wonders of Gelato
Our Gelato is very different from ice cream; it has a velvety and dense texture that offers a more intense taste that you can enjoy with lesser calories, fat and sugar. In our cup of gelato, the natural wonders of fresh fruit and local flavors are transformed into delicious Gelato.