Things to do - general

Sharjah is the third largest and third most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, forming part of the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. It is located along the northern coast of the Persian Gulf on theArabian Peninsula.

Sharjah is the capital of the emirate of Sharjah. Sharjah shares legal, political, military and economic functions with the other emirates of the UAE within a federal framework, although each emirate has jurisdiction over some functions such as civil law enforcement and provision and upkeep of local facilities. Sharjah has been ruled by the Al Qasimi dynasty since the 18th century.

The city is a centre for culture and industry, and alone contributes 7.4% of the GDP of the United Arab Emirates.The city covers an approximate area of 235 km² and has a population of over 800,000 (2008). The sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in the emirate of Sharjah without possession of an alcohol licence and alcohol is not served in Sharjah hotels, restaurants or other outlets. This has helped Sharjah succeed in growing its Islamic tourism industry.

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Languages spokenArabic, English
Currency usedDirham (AED)
Area (km2)235.5 km2 (90.9 sq mi)

Sports & nature

Sharjah is a great adventure sport destination, from offroading to diving; adrenaline junkies are well catered for. If you prefer ball sports to extreme sports, you won’t be disappointed; from the UAE’s original rugby club to one of its newest golf courses, Sharjah has it all, and, when the weather heats up, keep cool at the emirate’s ice rinks and bowling alleys. Fancy yourself as a sure shot? Make the most of Sharjah’s top class archery and shooting ranges. Water sports fans are in for a treat. Kayak trips of KhorFakkan mangroves are exercise, nature and education all rolled into one. World championship powerboat races are exciting spectacles. And traditional Arabian sports, such as camel racing shouldn’t be missed.

You will get a chance of enjoying different type of sports like shooting, archery, Ice skating, horse riding, off-roading, paint balling, cricket, football and much more

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Nightlife info

There are no Night clubs in Sharjah as the emirates follows a stricter rule as per Muslim religious laws. Drinking or liquor is banned in this emirate and if caught by the law would result in being jailed. Dubai, next to it is much easier and thus all nightclubs in Dubai are usually full with expatriate population. The local residents or Emiratis are Muslims and thus are prohibited by Islamic Law to enjoy Drinks/Music and fun ( Officially

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Culture and history info

Sharjah was one of the wealthiest towns in this region with a settlement in existence for over 5000 years. In the early 18th century, the Qawasim clan (Huwayla tribe) established itself in Sharjah, c.1727 declaring Sharjah independent. On 8 January 1820, Sheikh Sultan I signed the General Maritime Treaty with Britain, accepting a protectorate to keep the Ottoman Turks out. Like four of its neighbours, Ajman, Dubai, Ras al-Khaimah, and Umm al-Qaiwain, its position on the route to India made it important enough to be recognised as a salute state (be it of the lowest class: 3 guns). On 2 December 1971, Sheikh Khalid III joined the United Arab Emirates during the foundation of the united federation. Culture and history image

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