Sharjah is called ‘the smiling emirate’ for a reason; its main distinguishing feature is friendly and welcoming atmosphere, so every traveler will feel himself a welcome guest. Local people have great respect to foreign visitors who are interested in the local culture.
Sharjah is the third largest and third most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, forming part of the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. It is located along the southern coast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula. Sharjah is the capital of the emirate of Sharjah. The city is a centre for culture and industry. Sharjah is regarded as the cultural capital of the UAE. With an ideal location between three continents, Sharjah is the only emirate with ports on both the Arabian Gulf and east coast of the Arabian Peninsula, with direct access to the Indian Ocean.
In addition to its port facilities, Sharjah’s international airport connects the emirate to over 280 destinations worldwide.With more than 20 outstanding museums to explore, a wide range of dining options representing tastes from around the world, and both modern shopping malls and traditional souks waiting to provide shoppers with an unrivalled tax-free shopping adventure, there is always something exciting to experience in Sharjah.
It is simply impossible to imagine vacations in Sharjah without a visit to one of the local restaurants; national food strikes with abundance of original and incredibly tasty dishes. Delicious meat dishes and fish specialties, plenty of savory herbs and spices, freshly baked bread and delicious side dishes are represented in ethnic restaurants.Traditional food, including kebab and harees, is often made of lamb. Various side dishes, including rice and specially cooked wheat, are serves as complement.
Those preferring dishes of seafood also won’t be bored. Many local restaurants specialize in fish; they are ready to offer visitors a huge selection of treats of crab, lobster, tuna and shrimp.Sharjah is sure to be the cultural capital of the Arab world, as an incredible number of unique attractions is concentrated in the emirate.
Art lovers will like the Sharjah Art Museum with a collection of old paintings and documents, as well as unique maps of the 18th century and contemporary works of famous painters. There are also amazing architectural landmarks in Sharjah, including the beautiful mosque of King Faisal. Among historical attractions of Sharjah Central
Market is noteworthy; it is situated in two beautiful old buildings. They resemble huge locomotives; absolutely everyone is recommended to see this landmark. Among modern places of interest, Singing fountains are worth visiting. Every evening, visitors can watch the magical light and music show.
The Central Market is notable, as there are more than five hundred trade stands at it.Another attractive place for is Al Qasba park. Singing fountains and one of the largest Ferris wheels in the Emirates can be found there; fans of the local cuisine are sure to be pleased with an abundance of restaurants located nearby.
The usual tour around the city will certainly bring a lot of excitement, as you can find interesting shops, restaurants and attractions at every turn.