As the UAE’s enchanting winter season unfolds, a captivating mountainside market emerges, inviting you to savor the rugged grandeur of the Hajar mountains while relishing a warm cup of Karak tea and indulging in freshly boiled corn on the cob. This delightful destination, situated a mere 1km from the renowned Shees Park with its captivating artificial waterfall, celebrated its grand opening over the weekend, graced by His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, and Ruler of Sharjah.
Exploring the Market
The Mountainside Market, a haven for nature enthusiasts and shoppers alike, features 58 diverse shops, each offering a captivating selection of goods. Visitors can peruse an array of fresh fruits and vegetables, discover domestic plants, lose themselves in the world of vibrant carpets, explore captivating perfumes, and prepare for outdoor adventures with essential camping gear. For those seeking culinary delights, the market also offers an assortment of restaurants and cafés.
The plant shops, adorned with the renowned Dh1 potted flowers, enticed customers who eagerly filled their baskets with these colorful botanical treasures. The vibrant colors and fragrances permeate the air, creating a sensory experience that’s hard to resist.
The carpet shops are a visual spectacle at this mountainside market, displaying products with intricate designs and vivid patterns from floor to ceiling. Whether you’re redecorating your home or seeking a unique piece of art for your space, these shops have something to offer.
For enthusiasts of locally grown produce, this market presents a remarkable opportunity. Crates brimming with delectable mangoes, oranges, papayas, guavas, apples, and watermelons can be acquired for a reasonable Dh90. Additionally, the market offers conveniently pre-sliced packets of fresh fruits, ideal for snacking, priced at Dh10, and the perennial favorite, corn on the cob, available at just Dh5.
Sipping on a steaming cup of Karak tea is an affordable pleasure at Dh1. A perfect way to warm up during the cooler season, this beloved beverage has found its place in this picturesque mountainside market.
Prepare for Adventure
For those with a love for the great outdoors, there’s a dedicated shop with a comprehensive selection of camping gear. Whether you’re an experienced adventurer or a novice, you’ll find all the equipment you need for your next journey.
To add to the market’s allure, a sprawling 430 sqm outdoor theater, surrounded by lush greenery, offers an ideal setting to relax and unwind. Here, a 24-sqm projector screen showcases captivating films, creating a unique cinematic experience amidst the panoramic beauty of the Hajar mountains.
Mountainside Market: A Scenic Gem in the UAE
The Mountainside Market is now a captivating destination for residents and tourists alike, offering a perfect fusion of natural beauty and shopping opportunities. It guarantees unforgettable moments for all who venture here.