The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven Emirates in the Arabian Peninsula and one of its Emirate Sharjah is the third largest Emirate in the UAE, as well as, the acclaimed cultural capital of the region.
Nearly thirty years ago, when Dubai was still not much more than a somewhat trading port, Sharjah was at the forefront of tourism development. If Dubai is a hub of the largest, tallest and biggest man-made wonders and a shop-till-you-drop destination, Sharjah believes in a more subtle approach by focusing on heritage, culture, history, art and adventure. The culture capitalmay not be as glitzy and lively as Dubai or Abu Dhabi, or have the huge number of malls or attractions, but Sharjah has its own worldly charm that is unmatchable! In fact, with plenty of souks, museums and art hubs, Sharjah has been named as the “Cultural Capital” of the Arab World by UNESCO, firmly labeling the Emirate as the keystone for Islamic and Arabic culture.