Discover Sharjah, the third largest emirate on the Arabian Peninsula, which is one of the seven United Arab Emirates. Sharjah is a real travel insider tip for the coming fall and winter season, when the temperatures are at a pleasant 25 to 30 degrees. Many travelers have never heard of it, even though Sharjah is just a stone’s throw away from Dubai. To be precise, 20 minutes drive from Dubai.
Sharjah, like Dubai, has a lot to offer, all at much lower prices. With 122 hotels, many of which cost between 20 and 50 dollar per night, even a family holiday can be done quite favorably here.
What does Sharjah have to offer?
If you are looking for a family-friendly destination, Sharjah is the place for you. For bathing fun two coastal sections provide. The Persian Gulf in the west and the Gulf of Oman in the east. Here you can choose between white sand on gently curved banks and golden beaches on rocky bays. The most beautiful bays like Khor Al Mamzar, Khor al Khan and Khor Khalid are located right in town and are artificially created bays. White sand guaranteed.
Attractions include 22 museums, palaces, markets and shopping malls, as well as narrow streets to explore.
The Al Noor Mosque, one of about 400, which is very similar to the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, is the only one accessible to non-Muslim visitors. Definitely worth a visit.
For recreational activities of great fun for young and old amusement parks provide with Fairground stalls, ice rinks and free entry in camel racing, which takes place every Friday morning on the track “Al Dhaid”. Other popular activities include tours on traditional wooden boats to the mangrove-lined lagoons, and a jeep or quad ride through the desert.
Diving and horseback riding for professionals or beginners, big or small, here everyone gets their money’s worth.