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
the third largest of the seven states which form the United Arab
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.
In 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 experience.
an increasing number of restaurants and cafes offering a choice
of cuisine from all over the world at prices to suit all budgets.
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.