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Welcome to Sharjah

Sharjah

Bordered by the cities of Dubai and Ajman and over a hundred mile from the capital, Abu Dhabi; Sharjah is the third largest and the only Emirate to have land on both the Persian Gulf coast and Gulf of Oman. Asides the main city of Sharjah, the enclaves of Dibba Al Hisn, Khor Fakkan and Kalba on the eastern coast also belong to the emirate.

Although visitors’ attention falls mainly on Dubai and then, Abu Dhabi; Sharjah is heralded as the nation’s capital as it retains its strong Arabic culture and heritage. It is the third most populous city in the UAE and the only emirate that is 'dry' (ie no alcohol is generally not available).

Information & Facts

Activities

The Al Qabsa is the most important attraction in the city. It is essentially a collection of attractions in one area with the Maraya Art Centre being the focal point. The water canal offers visitors unparalleled entertainment option while the Etisalat Eye of the Emirates Wheel offers panoramic view of the city and neighbouring areas.

A trip to Sharjah is incomplete without a visit to the Sharjah Aquarium and Maritime Museum, Al Montazah, Flag Island, Al Noor Mosque and the Al Majaz Waterfront.

Climate

The climate in Sharjah is idyllic from November to April, with warm sunny days, cool evenings and low humidity. Daytime temperatures range from 18°C to 30°C, dropping down to 12°C at night.

From May to September, the climate is hot with midday temperatures in July, August and September reaching in excess of 45°C with high humidity. Nights remain warm, averaging over 30°C.

You can expect some rainfall and infrequent tropical storms during January, February and March.

Eating Out

Enjoy a taste of traditional Arabic hospitality at Sharjah's many restaurants. The city’s dining scene focuses on high-quality Middle Eastern and Indian fare means that eating out in Sharjah is an authentic, aromatic experience.

The El Manza (Moroccan), Lemongrass (Thai), Grub Shack (Indian), Bangkok Town (Thai), Sadaf (Iranian), Katis Restaurant (Indian), Shababeek (Lebanese) and Al Gahwa (al-Shaabiya), are some of the must-try restaurants in Sharjah that reflect local culture and cuisines.

Getting Around

Public transport is the major means for going around the city which is provided by Sharjah Transport. Taxis can also be flagged or booked in the city as there are services by licensed companies.

Language

Arabic is the official language of the UAE including Sharjah.

Money

The local currency is the Dirham (Dhs) also known as the Arab Emirate Dirham (AED). Most hotels, shops and restaurants accept all major credit cards.

Night Life

Sharjah is the only “dry” state in the United Arab Emirates. There are various hotels and restaurants but pubs, bars and nightclubs are almost non-existent.

Shopping

As it is the same with other Emirates, Sharjah has malls, shops and traditional souqs.

Located 20 minutes from the International airport, the Sharjah Mega Mall is is one of the largest shopping centers in the world more than 140 international shops. The Souq al-Arsa, in the Heritage Area, is considered the most atmospheric souq in the United Arab Emirates while the Central Souq is one of the best.

Sightseeing

Popular Sights in Sharjah include the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, Sharjah Heritage Museum, Sharjah Archaeological Museum, Sharjah Aquarium, Sharjah Fort Museum, Al Majaz Waterfront, Sharjah Heritage Area, Sharjah Art Museum and Al Qasba.

Time

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