The United Arab Emirates is a famous destination for shopaholics from all over the world. Known for its impressive malls, white sandy beaches and amazing luxury, the country attracts shoppers from all over the globe. Not only in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the two most famous emirates in the country, will you find great shops and shopping malls, also in Sharjah, the second biggest emirate, will you be able to do your fair share of (window) shopping. From some rather small and local malls with interesting shops to large malls that house international brands and restaurants: here are the 10 best malls in Sharjah.
Sahara Center Mall
The Sahara Center Mall is a 70.000 sq feet (6,500 m2) shopping mall and family entertainment centre on the border of Dubai and Sharjah. It is regarded as one of the best malls in Sharjah with lots of great shops and nice restaurants.
The mall offers a wide variety of fashion stores such as Levi’s, Da Milano, Mango, and Lifestyle which ensure that shopaholics have an amazing time here.
Restaurants, as well as fast food companies such as McDonald’s, Jollibee, New York Fries, and Paratha King which offer multicultural cuisines, are available on the food court while there are also sit-down restaurants such as Chili’s and Vapiano’s.
Another main attraction of the mall is UAE’s largest indoor theme park called Adventureland which is also the largest family entertainment center in the Middle East.
Sun-Wed: 10 AM-11 PM,
Thurs-Sat: 10 AM-12 AM
Mega Mall, Sharjah
Mega Mall in Sharjah is a large mall that offers a more tranquil and peaceful shopping experience.
This mall provides more than 150 local regional and international brands such as Sephora, Tivoli, and Zara. In addition, it also boasts 7 Novo cinema screens and 20 food outlets including Pizzaro, Hong Kong Chinese restaurant, and Chili’s. The Mega Mall surely has something to cater to everyone’s interests.
The mall is located in the centre of Sharjah, close to the Al Mahatta Museum. This is a great place to head if you are looking for some AC and good food.
Sun-Wed : 10AM-12AM,
City Center Sharjah
The City Centre malls are known all over the UAE as nice, clean malls with a large selection of shops and restaurants. The City Center Sharjah is a place you would definitely not want to miss when shopping in Sharjah as it houses over 120 shops and restaurants.
This massive mall includes fashion stores such as H&M, Levi’s, and Khaadi are always packed with the most recent fashion items and accessories, making it a hub for fashion enthusiasts.
For visitors wanting to grab a bite, restaurants such as Gazebo, Nando’s, Baskin Robbins, and Jollibee make sure you never go hungry.
In addition to a wide variety of shopping stores and dining outlets, the mall also offers an epic movie watching experience were a 20-screen multiplex awaits you at VOX Cinemas. Want to become a child again? Magic Planet has many arcade games, rides, and other activities that will surely give you or your kids a good time.
Every day 10 AM-10 PM
Al Shaab Village
Located near the rental villas in Al Hazannah, Al Shaab Village is one of the largest shopping malls in the emirate of Sharjah with an exhibition-style complex consisting of over 250 stores. Due to the large variety of shopping outlets, the mall is commonly referred to as Sharjah’s Global Village.
While this mall doesn’t offer conventional shopping with branded outlets, it offers a wide range of products ranging from traditional men’s and women’s clothing to household goods.
You can also bring your kids here for leisure activities as the mall also has an outdoor amusement park, an indoor gaming facility, a cinema, and a billiard center, as well as the largest ice skating rink in Sharjah.
If you feel tired after long hours of shopping and entertainment, you can enjoy sumptuous meals and traditional cuisines at any of its restaurants including Wazzup Dogs, Pizzaro, Falafil Al Astorah, and Fataier Al Tahounah Al Zarqa.
Sat-Thurs: 11 AM-11 PM,
Fri: 4-11 PM
Safeer Mall Sharjah
Safeer Mall is conveniently situated in a residential area, offering a fitness center for people who enjoy staying fit and daycare for people who need their kids looked after while they do important daily shopping.
Along with these amenities, Safeer mall offers a wholesome experience for sports enthusiasts with shops such as Adidas, Nike, and Dunlop.
Tired from the workout? The Mall also hosts a couple of restaurants from around the world such as Samundari Khazana, Biryani Khaas, and Popeye’s.
Every Day 10 AM-10 PM
Oasis Mall Sharjah
Oasis Mall is a complete shopping mall that offers visitors a laidback shopping friendly environment with 98 stores encompassing a wide variety of brands.
For shopping enthusiasts, Max, Vincci, and Lovisa are some of the most popular shopping brands available at this Mall; for all the foodies out there, this mall boasts multicultural cuisines with restaurants such as Yellow Chili offering South Asian delicacies, Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant offering Chinese cuisine and KFC offering finger-licking good multinational fried chicken.
Fri: 10-11:30AM, 1:30PM-12AM
Zero 6 Mall
The upscale Zero 6 Mall is one of the newer malls in Sharjah. This modern mall is one of the best malls in Sharjah when you are looking for an upscale shopping experience.
With many notable brands, restaurants, and entertainment centers, the main attraction of this Mall is surely the multi-screen cinema, which features an IMAX experience. In addition to this, there is also a ladies only Fitness First center for ladies looking to get some privacy.
Sat: 10AM-11:30PM, Sun-
Wed: 10AM-10PM, Thurs-
City Center Al Zahia
This mall which is currently in development, to be inaugurated in March 2021, is set to become the largest mall in the Northern Emirates upon its completion; boasting half the size of the biggest mall in the world which is the Dubai Mall.
Bordering University City, this mall has a planned Vox Cinema, Carrefour, and a space for over 360 different stores. In addition to this, a Magic Planet and Little Explorers have also been announced, as well as an Alfresco dining area. These plans suggest that the mall is set to be famous within weeks of its opening.
The Ansar mall is one of the best family-friendly malls in Sharjah which boasts a rich shopping experience with a variety of shopping and food outlets.
Whether you’re hunting for accessories, clothes, a good time, or a good meal, both local and international, the Ansar mall has it all.
With such variety, you can buy kids wear, designer apparel, clothes, cosmetics, and even enjoy scrumptious meals from any of its high-end restaurants.
Every day 10 AM-10 PM
Al Arab Mall
The Al Arab mall is another new tourist destination in Dubai, which offers visitors a delightful shopping experience. It is situated just across Sharjah Expo in Sharjah’s most exclusive neighbourhood, Al Taawun.
The mall already features a large branch of Nesto hypermarket, a Hi-Tech store, and an international financial exchange platform, Al Rostamani Exchange, which has been scheduled to open soon.
Every day 8 AM-12 AM