Colors of Sharjah - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle
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. Before the trip, tourists are sure to get acquainted with basic rules that will allow understanding the local culture better and to avoid awkward situations.
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 … Open
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. … Open
It’s necessary to thank for the hospitality and entertainment; if the host was the owner of one of the local stores, you definitely have to buy something from him. Sharjah features specific local markets that can be safely called the most colorful cultural sites. During the holy month of Ramadan the shopping festival takes place in the emirate; it always attracts a huge number of foreign visitors.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Sharjah and surroundings
Unique landmarks in Sharjah and around
Sharjah Museum of Islamic CivilizationFrom the series “Top Surviving Artifacts of Muslim Civilization”
Check on the map: Distance from Sharjah center - 0.5 km.One of the most visited points of interest of Sharjah is the Museum of Islamic Civilization. It is situated in the Al-Majjarah area and has an incredibly beautiful building with a dome. Paying a little sum of money, the visitors can see a number of unique artifacts. They are placed in two large halls and four galleries. Among historical artifacts and art objects, you can see interesting expositions, devoted to the history of physics’, math’s and astronomy’s development. … Read further
Jumeirah MosqueFrom the series “Top Largest and Famous Mosques Worldwide”
Check on the map: Distance from Sharjah center - 19.2 km.Jumeirah Mosque is a mosque in Dubai City. It was built in 1979 by order of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Notwithstanding that the mosque was built thirty years ago, today it looks quite modern and fresh. All because there were used modern technologies and high-quality materials. The mosque is a luxurious monument made in the best Muslim traditions. The main building material is the rosy sandstone. … Read further
Rose Rayhaan by RotanaFrom the series “The World's Tallest Hotels”
Check on the map: Distance from Sharjah center - 20.3 km.Dubai is a real world leader in the number of hotels skyscrapers. It is here, in the popular resort town of the United Arab Emirates that the hotel Rose Rayhaan by Rotana is located. A skyscraper with a beautiful name Rose Tower has become the property's location. The height of the 72-storey skyscraper is 333 meters, its construction began in 2004. The original plans were for the tower to reach 380 meters, but the design was later modified to reduce the height of the tower. … Read further
Colors of Sharjah in photos
Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Sharjah. Learn the best periods to visit Sharjah to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Sharjah.