Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority is implementing
new measures for the benefit of the Sharjah tourist trade
. The Authority acts as coordinator to this sector. The development
and improvement of tourism in Sharjah is given high priority.
The visitors' experiences in Sharjah are to be optimized in
order to attract more attention.
is the third largest of the seven states which form the
United Arab Emirates.
settlement of Sharjah dates back some 6,000 years when it
is believed to have been called Sarcoa. The population was
small and people relied on trade and sea faring in addition
to, farming, hunting, fishing and pearling. Many of the
early settlements were based around the 'falaj', a man made
underground water course.
following pages, you will find information about the history,
culture, heritage and the language of Sharjah and the Arab
world in general.
the UAE, the warm greetings and friendly smiles of Arabic
hospitality combine with the variety of food to make eating
more than just an interesting experience.
has an increasing number of restaurants and cafes offering
a choice of cuisine from all over the world at prices to
suit all budgets.
has been a major Middle East tourist Destination since 1932!
Tourists intending to visit Sharjah do not have to go far
to get what they are interested in. That's why Sharjah was
the first emirate to attract tourist groups in 1980. Since
then, tourism has developed in leaps and bounds.
Organized tours in Sharjah range from half day trips to
one or even two night safaris. Tour operators will arrange
desert diving, shopping tours, camel riding, sand boarding,
sand skiing and dune buggy driving. Orient Tours and SNTTA
are two of the largest tour operators in Sharjah. Most hotels
in Sharjah have special packages during the summer and during
the Holy month of Ramadan.