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The three pillars, on which Sharjah stands, are typical for the Emirates. These are oil and gas production, tourism and trading. This bustling eastern town amazes Europeans with its magnificent markets, which seem to be countless. Tenths of thousands of people are attracted by the two-kilometer long Al Wahda Road - the main shopping street of the town. It offers merchandise from all over the world, from the works of handicraft masters to branded products. All major supermarkets are also located here. Furniture stores of Sharjah are especially famous. First of all, we suggest looking at the products made by the local craftsmen, as they are famous for the quality and sophistication of their products. Among the markets of this place the most popular ones are Gold Souk in Al Yarmook, which is a true masterpiece of the oriental architecture.
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. … Open
The ancient buildings are carefully restored. One can’t simply fail to visit local coral exhibitions. Besides this, Ajman Fort is the location of a museum, which exhibits wonderful relics of the past.
Beautiful and modern hotels in Sharjah simply do not require any advertising. You will not find better service in this region, perhaps, even in Europe. The modern exhibition center allows conducting numerous trade fairs, exhibitions, shows, etc. Sharjah provides users with various possibilities for active tourism. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Sharjah is sure to be the cultural capital of the Arab world, as an incredible number of unique attractions is concentrated in the emirate. The oldest area of ​​the emirate is Merijah; … Open
When walking along the city, you can see a lot of beautiful religious monuments including the Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator. It was built not so long ago, in 1980. The initiators of the church construction were the representatives of the local Armenian community. It was built in the style that is typical for Caucasus temples. Some elements of the building were decorated according to the beautiful traditions of the last centuries.
One of the most visited cultural centers in Sharjah is the Naval Museum opened not so long ago, in 2009. The main exhibits in the themed museum are exact copies of famous trade, naval and fishing ships. In the museum halls, famous navigators’ portraits are famous. Since its opening, the museum is a place where interesting themed events are regularly held.
Sharjah is an attractive holiday destination for those who like shopping; walks around shops are among its top attractions. The Central Market is notable, as there are more than five hundred … Open
The beautiful building in the national style is occupied with the Arabian Wildlife Center. It is located quite far from the heart of the city. Actually, the Center is a big modern zoo. It was opened in 1999. Under the guidance of specialists, the special living environment that is as close as possible to the natural one has been created for animals. Besides the zoo, there is also a small aquarium in the center. Here, you can see exotic fish. There are also a terrarium and special aviaries. Moreover, it is just impossible to look over the whole center in just one day.
Another interesting site here is the museum with the unusual name Al Mahatta. It has been opened in the building of the old airport. The museum is dedicated to everything connected with aviation. The significant part of its rich collection is dedicated to the history of traveling. The visitors of the museum are offered to watch interesting documentaries and take a look at the collection of the most famous airplanes of the world.
1. Fans of noisy entertainment and bars have to consider that there are no nightclubs and other entertainment venues in Sharjah. You mustn’t consume alcohol at the emirate; there are … Open
In Sharjah, there is the unique Museum of Calligraphy. It is an only museum in the country that is dedicated to the art of lettering. The most precious exhibits of the museum are ancient letters on wood, linen or ceramics. One of the most valuable collections is that one of golden scripts. The museum also houses fragments of rare ancient books.
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♥   Art museum 'Sharjah Art Museum' Sharjah, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Tashkeel Art Hub' Dubai, 24 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Salsali Private Museum' Dubai, 29.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Sharjah from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Fountains in Dubai

From the series “The Most Spectacular Fountains in the World”
The structure of the fountain is such that the water stream can form several thousands of different combinations, so every 30 minutes long show is unique. A few years ago, the experts of the WET society explained that they can modernize the fountains considerably and increase their power. According to their opinion, the beam height of the fountain can be increased to 275 meters. So maybe Dubai fountain soon becomes even more impressive. … Read further

Burj Khalifa

From the series “The Highest Buildings in the World”
Several floors of a skyscraper serve for the luxury hotel Armani being a center of attraction for fans of upscale rest. The skyscraper is full of amazing features providing an unforgettable adventure for guests. The building has a special air purification system with flavoring option; the facade of the skyscraper is lined with special glass panels, which stop dust and sunlight. The neighborhood is also incredibly interesting; there is an amazing musical fountain next to the skyscraper. … Read further

Dubai Mall

From the series “12 Largest Shopping Centers Worldwide”
A lot of tourists visit this shopping mall for buying exclusive jewelry of the highest quality in the biggest "golden market" is situated. There you will see 220 jewelry shops from the whole world. It is possible not only to buy the jewelry that fits every taste but also to order an exclusive jewelry of your own design. For vacationers with children there is a huge entertainment center KidZania. Admirers of nature will like the rest zone The Grove. … Read further
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