Sharjah is a United Arab Emirates city on the Persian (Arabian) Gulf. Traditionally more conservative than its southern neighbor, Dubai, Sharjah is widely considered the nation’s cultural capital. Its Heritage Area is on the creek that the city first developed around, with restored homes and museums devoted to Emirati customs. It’s also home to Sharjah Fort, a 19th-century royal residence turned local history museum.
1) Sharjah Cricket Stadium
3) Sharjah Maritime Museum
4) Sharjah Archeology Museum
5) Sharjah Heritage Area
6) Sharjah Science Museum
8) Al Quasba
9) Khor Fakkan
The Emirate of Sharjah is one of the states of the United Arab Emirates. The emirate covers 2,590 square kilometers (1,000 sq mi) and has a population of over 800,000 (2008). The emirate of Sharjah comprises the capital city of Sharjah, after which it is named, and other minor towns and exclaves such as Kalba, Dibba Al-Hisn and Khor Fakkan.
The emirate is a constitutional monarchy. It has been ruled by Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi since 1972.
Sharjah, where Islamic history has strong roots, a city-state that offers unique architectural wonders to the world, where culture and knowledge are close to people’s heart, won the title of the Islamic Culture Capital for 2014 at the Organisation of Islamic Countries Conference in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.
The prestigious title of the Islamic Culture Capital for 2014 is a recognition of the emirates powerful influence among intellectuals and provides a boost to Sharjah’s continuous support for cultural development in line with the vision of Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
Sharjah boasts of a long and rich tradition of hosting the most important Islamic art and culture events in the world. As a leader that upholds Islamic identity through cultural and art forms, the emirate plays a key role both locally and internationally, ensuring the perpetuation of Islamic expressions through its various forms of brilliance.
Sharjah is a gateway to Islamic heritage, a treasure house of learning, art, and craftsmanship. Discover the magnificent facets of Arabic lifestyle and Islamic art through Sharjah’s museums, traditional souqs, heritage sites, and mosques…
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