Rich in history and culture, a land with a wealth of values, warm, and friendly people, the third-largest emirate of the UAE, Sharjah is an attractive and safe destination offering the right ingredients for leisure and business alike. Sharjah VR presents the rich cultural heritage of the emirate, which was crowned the "Cultural Capital of the Arab World" in 1998, the Islamic Culture Capital for 2014, and the Arab Tourism Capital for 2015, from a different view. Place yourself in the middle of the bustling alleyways of the majestic Souk Al Arsah; view the striking cityscape of Sharjah, including the 60-meter-high Eye of the Emirates wheel and the brilliant Sharjah Fountain; get up close with the rare Arabian leopard at Arabia’s Wildlife Centre; and walk through the legendary Central Souk and catch a glimpse of the extraordinary collection of handicrafts, antiques, and gifts.
Sharjah VR has been developed in collaboration with the talented team at Merlin Digital, utilizing their expertise in 360-degree solutions. Interact with the app using your smartphone’s gyroscope or any virtual reality headsets such as Google Cardboard, Merlin’s Immersive 3D VR Glasses, or Samsung Gear VR. The app features a guided tour with audio commentary in both English and Arabic and allows users to virtually navigate through eight tourist attractions, which include Sharjah’s famous heritage museums, traditional souks, and waterfront parks.