Located on the North coast of the Persian Gulf on Arabian Peninsula, Sharjah is the third largest emirate among all seven emirates of United Arab Emirates. Lying closely with the travel and trading hub Dubai. Perhaps, the region is not very well known like its neighbouring city, the piece of land is endowed with natural beauty, picturesque greenery and astonishing cultural sight-seeing. Spreading over the area of 2,590 square kilometres, the land area can be further divided into a capital city of Sharjah and minor towns and exclaves on the eastern coast including Kalba, Khor Fakkan and Dibba Al-Hisn. After sharing sea borders with the Gulf of Oman, seascapes dominate the landscape, however, the emirate is also known to possess the fertile land plots in Dhaid region, which is known to cultivate a wide range of vegetables and fruits.
Proximity and short driving about 30 minutes make it the perfect choice for tourists who love exploring heritage, culture and serenity of natural landscapes. The artistically laid out infrastructure, lush green patches and calmness fascinates the mind and souls of those who are seeking to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city life without compromising the modern lifestyle amenities.
If you derived through the city center, you will not only find untouched natural greenery along with purposely designed park areas around the concrete structures. With a tall blue domed fountain, and velvet green gardens in the surroundings have made “Blue Souk” beautiful spot to capture photographs. Besides this, mosques, malls and historical monuments are worth to watch for everyone visiting the cultural capital of the Arabs. The city hosts an incredible number of unique historical attractions that are excavated, preserved and displayed in the museums. Since its start in 1970, excavation has delivered artifacts older than 5,000 years old. After finding a huge number of historical objects, State authorities constructed several museums across the city. Archaeological Museum was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi on 10th May 1997. In case you want to know more about any specific exhibit, you can use computers in the hall to find the complete detail. Besides this, Sharjah Art Museum and Maritime Museum are artistically presenting the collection of old paintings, documents, maps of the 18th century and ancient boat models and fishing devices respectively.
In addition to displaying Sharjah culture and history of this region, the city also boasts, exciting fun activities and places to entertain everyone living and visiting this territory. From swimming, diving and fishing you can either enjoy strolling on the beach or you can visit the parks, souks, shopping malls and restaurants to pamper yourself with good food. The city not only efficiently conserves the charm of the ancient Arab world, but also builds up lifestyle amenities of the new age. Historical forts, mosques, watch towers; old souks and pigeon shelters enable this city to echo Islamic culture. In addition to these cultural-sights, you can also find a collection of contemporary malls like Al Taawun, Sahara Centre and Majid Al Futtaim City Centre. Rapid construction and development project empower this city to deliver several high-class hotels and mega malls to give a luxury retreat for holiday makers.
Summary: Sharjah boasts almost everything to entertain its residents and visitors coming across the world. Especially if you are true art or culture lover, you will not stop yourself loving this place.
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