The name of the city and emirate comes from the Arab word "shark" - "East" which in a local dialect is said as "Sharj". Sharjah is the third largest emirate. His main part - the city of Sharjah which was once part of an oasis Daid. Today Sharjah - the main center of import and export of the United Arab Emirates. There is a port Khalid who constantly increases the goods turnover, making an essential contribution to development of northern emirates. And emergence of the new international airport constructed in style of traditional Islamic architecture and equipped by the last word of the aircraft equipment has increased already considerable flow of tourists. To Sharjah the rank of "The architectural capital of emirates" by right is given. New architectural constructions – the city market and Al Madzhar's market in itself are architectural masterpieces.
Sharjah is a brisk city with the numerous markets. The multi-color ancient textile market, the market of vegetables and fruit, the fish market is especially picturesque. The ancient houses restored in the recent past stand in the original state - with coral inserts on walls.Near the city there is amazing beauty a lagoon with picturesque parks and gardens.The expocenter of Sharjah annually attracts more than 500000 visitors with the fairs and exhibitions, the stadium where cricket tournaments with participation of teams from various countries are regularly held isn't less popular.
In Sharjah a set of hotels with exclusive kitchen and magnificent opportunities for rest and entertainments.
Flag of Sharjah
Coat of arms of Sharjah