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.
Saturday-Thursday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday to Wednesday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday to Saturday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
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!
Al Feryah Sweets is a new establishment focusing on Arabian flavoured confectionary such as cakes, tarts, cupcakes and wide assortment of Arabian biscuits.
Enjoy an authentic taste of the Arabian hospitality while taking a stroll in one of the oldest traditional Souqs in Sharjah.
Arabian Tea house is the first Emirati restaurant since 1997, and since then it represents another piece of Dubai’s old world wonders. Now Arabian Tea House opens its door in Al Shinasiyah Souq for everyone who wants to experience the true authenticity in the Emirati cuisine and culture. From the feel of the traditional wooden benches, to the smell of the burning Luban scent, to the sound of Emirati traditional music playing in the background, visitors of Arabian Tea House relish the taste of the most delicious traditional Emirati dishes in a truly deep-rooted ambiance.
Buttercup by zo’s kitchen is a new pop-up food and beverage concept opened in Sharjah. It is the fires Irish bakery cafe in the UAE, perfect for a quick bite to eat while exploring Souq Al Shanasiyah in Heart of Sharjah.
Also it serves classic Irish baked goodies, desserts and breakfast delights with a few Emirati twists along the way, as well as specialty teas from Ireland, their famous hot chocolate and the soft whip ice-cream cones which are just like the ones found in the U.K!
ĀŜĀ opened its doors in Souq Al Shanasiyah in Heart of Sharjah, offering a variety of organic spices, herbs, and tea certified and audited by both EU and Denmark authorities.
Inspired by ĀŜĀ owner Julian Amery’s travels on his 30-year old mini bus named “HOPE”. Selecting only the freshest spices from all over the world, ĀŜĀ has created a wide range of unique spice blends stirred by regional traditions and international favorite cuisines.
ĀŜĀ, pronounced as “asha”, is the Hindi word for “hope”.
Visit ĀŜĀ to experience a journey of handcrafted spices and create your own unique spice blend to enhance the flavors of your favorite home cooked meal.
A local specialized boutique offering a mix of modern and classic dresses, elegant evening wear, and charming accessories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mixing traditional and modern art, Gshar is a one stop shop showcasing works of Emirati designers like Fatma Almulla, Wafa Ibrahim and Aysha Al Hemrani. Gshar brings to the community unique and amazing selection of local brands, ranging from clothing, accessories, homeware, stationery, gift items to a wide variety of pop culture knick-knacks.