One of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, Sharjah is one of the largest cities in the region.
The city is especially popular among expatriate workers who come for the jobs in Dubai but choose to live in Sharjah, which is close enough to Dubai to make the commute worth it.
The city is served by Sharjah International Airport
, and there are several hotels located near the airport for easier access to accommodation for those traveling through the city.
Getting around Sharjah is easily done by public bus or taxi, as well as by walking to short distances. The city is rich in cultural history and entertainment venues, with places such as the Heritage Area
offering opportunities for an exciting and relaxing stroll through markets and shops that have been restored in the old style.
Those interested in learning even more about the region’s dominating religion and culture should head to the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
, where several artifacts provide an educational experience worth having.
Sharjah also enjoys a geographic advantage of having land on the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf Coast, adding to the scenic beauty and opportunities for water activities such as jet skiing and boat racing.
There’s much more to see in and around Sharjah, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to find out where the attractions and hotels can be found in this interesting city.