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
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.
has an increasing number of restaurants and cafes offering a
choice of cuisine from all over the world at prices to suit
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