I pass by Qanat Al Qasba almost every day on my way to college. I think it was opened to the public in 2005, because I don’t remember seeing the big ferris wheel when I first came here (in late 2004). I’ve always wanted to take a look inside, something about the lighting and the way it looks from the outside made me curious to know what it’s like from the inside. I heard it was built as an oriental souk (but discovered later that it looks more like old oriental/european buildings). There is a little water canal splitting it in the middle. yeah and there were lots of cafes and restaurants on the sides of the canal.




I liked the place in general and especially liked the ferris wheel, it looked huge! it is said to be the biggest in the region. The place was calm with a very unusual atmosphere, it was quiet unlike anywhere else in Sharjah, And the people were mostly families.


My visit today wasn’t just for the sake of exploring something new. I was there so I can pick up my dinner from Nandos. πŸ˜€

Nandos is a south african restaurant that specializes in… chicken. they’re famous for their spices and their extra hot recipes. The first time I got to eat at Nandos was around 2 years ago in Dubai and I hated it then. the second time was in Dubai too (same branch) and I didn’t like it much then either. But I’ve decided to give it another shot since everybody seems to praise it and have only good things to say about its food.



Unfortunately I hated it this time too πŸ˜€ But don’t take my word for it, you can try it out too, it opened it’s first branch in Kuwait, in the Avenues mall.

Sorry for the subpar pictures, I took many pictures but they were all ruined by the humidity!

For more information go to Qanat Al Qasba


This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 21st, 2007 at 4:18 am

8 Responses to “Qanat Al Qasba – Sharjah”

  1. dots... says:

    I guess the humidity reached its max these days…

    In the old days my friends used to study there… a good place for group meetings especially when the weather is good..

    Try Shababeek next time.. i was told it is good..

    oh and for more info about Eye of The Emirates check al Qasba’s link πŸ˜‰


  2. Hamad says:

    yousef, i went to nandos in kuwait.. shoof oho 7elow bas its not that special ya3ni i’d rather have the meal “to-go” ma akla there cuz most of their menu teberbes lazim ekon bel bait πŸ˜€

  3. 9K2HN says:

    I went to the one in Sheikh Zayed Street, I DID NOT LIKE IT!!! to take a chicken (deyay yedoor) from “Shahad Al3asal” in Tunis Street Hawally much better!!


  4. Mishary says:

    Yousef hathy ely kela enshofhaa we7na radeen el bait ? ely 3ala el bo7ayra aw shay chethy ?!

  5. Yousef says:

    dots… yeah it looked like a nice peaceful place, me likey πŸ˜€ . hmm.. shababeek haa.. I’m gonna try it next time inshallah πŸ™‚

    Hamad KILISH makan special.. o ba3dain ana kalaita bil bait πŸ™‚ re7tla 6alabt mina take away coz ma3inda delivery service yet!

    9K2HN ana hatha ily re7tla awal maretain! ily bshare3 ishaikh zayid.. karahta! gilt batefalsaf yemkin Sharjah’s branch ikon better.. 6ala3 nafs ishay (3oo3!). Shahd Al3asal mo6abeee3y aslan! raw3a!! πŸ˜€

    Mishary hehehe wallah imthabit ba3ad! ee hatha ihya πŸ™‚

  6. Stewie says:

    WOW it feels like London!

  7. Yousef says:

    Stewie yeah it looked amazing πŸ™‚

  8. den6ist says:

    lol .. the same here .. its on my way home back from college ..