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Sharjah is the UAE’s third biggest and third most populated city, and is part of the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan region. It is situated in the Arabian Peninsula, near the northern shore of the Persian Gulf.

Sharjah is the capital of the Sharjah emirate. Within a federal framework, Sharjah shares legal, political, military, and economic tasks with the other emirates of the UAE, while each emirate has sovereignty over specific activities, such as civil law enforcement and the supply and maintenance of local amenities. Since the 18th century, the Al Qasimi family has controlled Sharjah.

The city is a cultural and industrial center that contributes 7.4 percent of the UAE’s GDP. The city has a population of around 800,000 people and a land area of approximately 235 km2 (2008). Alcohol is not sold or consumed in the emirate of Sharjah without the holding of an alcohol licence, and alcohol is not supplied in Sharjah hotels, restaurants, or other venues. As a result, Sharjah has seen an upsurge in the number of Islamic visitors visiting the nation. Sharjah has been designated a WHO healthy city.

Sharjah – Info Card

POPULATION : 1,400,000
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AREA : 235.5 km2 (90.9 sq mi)
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COORDINATES : 25°21′27″N 55°23′27″E
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AREA CODE : 6
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DIALING CODE : +971 6

Tourism in Sharjah

SQUARE ROLLA

Rolla Square, named for the enormous Rolla – Banyan Tree – that used to stand in the square (and inspired the sculpture now in the park’s center), is a favorite weekend destination for employees.

SHARJAH AL HISN

Sharjah Fort was destroyed in the 1970s, but it was restored and is now a museum.

ROUNDABOUT ‘SMILE YOU’RE IN SHARJAH’

The flowery cry to cheer up inscribed on the roundabout, which is located between the Blue Souq and the Fish Market, near Union Bank, has given the roundabout its name.

BLUE SOUQ

The Souq Al Markazi, or Blue Souq, is a famous tourist site that includes a gold souq, a clothes souq, and antiques and jewelry stores on the first level.

FORT MAHATTAH

The fort was constructed to shelter passengers on the Imperial Airways Eastern Empire route and served as Sharjah Airport until 1977. It is currently a museum of aviation.

DISTRICT OF HERITAGE

The Heart of Sharjah is home to various galleries and museums, including the attractive historical museum, which provides an excellent glimpse into ancient cultural practices. The historic Souk Al Arsa, a covered souk with a variety of products for sale including antiques, is also located in the region, as is the office of the Sharjah Centre for Cultural Communication, where you can acquire information about Sharjah attractions.

MUSEUM OF SHARJAH HERITAGE

The Sharjah Heritage Museum is located near the Bait Al Naboodah, and across from Soouq al-Arsah. This is a lovely two-story family home with an intriguing architectural style. It is designed around a shaded courtyard and is devoted to the restoration of a family life many years ago. There are several rooms with exhibits of classic furniture as well as household things. There is also a selection of children’s costumes, games, and jewelry.

NATIONAL PARK OF SHARJAH

Sharjah National Park has roughly 630 thousand square feet of land.

AQUARIUM OF SHARJAH

Sharjah Aquarium, located in Al Layyeh, offers approximately 250 species to observe, ranging from delicate seahorses to the tiniest clown fish, reef sharks, rays, and moray eels. Visitors may immerse themselves in the colorful, varied, and rich underwater environment, which is home to a variety of aquatic life.

ISLAND OF AL NOOR

Al Noor Island is 45,470 square meters in size and is situated in the Khalid Lagoon. The ‘OVO’ and ‘Torus’ displays are among the art and light works included in the destination project.

ARABIAN WILDLIFE RESOURCE CENTER

The Arabian Wildlife Center is the only zoo in Arabia, and it houses a variety of animals native to the Arabian Peninsula. It was founded in 1999 and now houses over 100 different animal species. This facility is at a handy position, near to Sharjah International Airport. Despite the fact that much of Arabia is hot and dry, a number of mammal species have adapted to these circumstances.

Climate of Sharjah

Sharjah has a hot desert climate, with mild winters and scorching summers. Rainfall is often modest and unpredictable, falling nearly completely between November and May. The months of February and March get around two-thirds of the year’s rainfall.

Economy of Sharjah

Sharjah is the headquarters of Air Arabia, the Middle East’s first low-cost airline, which serves the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. The Sharjah Freight Center, located on the grounds of Sharjah International Airport, houses the company’s headquarters. Sharjah Airport Free Zone, often known as SAIF Zone, is a well-known free zone in the UAE. SAIF Zone is home to around 6000 businesses. Sharjah has a lower cost of doing business than any other emirate in the UAE, and the emphasis on industrialisation has transformed Sharjah into a commercial center in recent years. SAIF Zone has drawn investors from more than 90 countries because to the possibility of 100 percent foreign ownership, repatriation of money and earnings, and exemption from income and corporation taxes.

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