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.
the 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
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.