We always link the word Emirates to Dubai or Abu Dhabi, while there is a lot to discover while in the UAE. I got fascinated by the simplicity of one specific place: the Emirate of Sharjah.
The UAE is composed of 7 Emirates: Abu Dhabi (The Capital), Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaima, Umm Al-Quawin.
We all know what Dubai is about: buildings, shopping and lots of money to spend to be able to do the “local”attractions. Right next to the Emirate of Dubai, there is the most conservative Emirate of UAE, which is the one and only Sharjah:
Considered to be the most traditional Emirate of the country, Sharjah welcomes people to its city with a fun motto written with big words: “SMILE YOU ARE IN SHARJAH”
Flowers, green and desert surround the lovely Emirate with a wonderful view from its Corniche Road, on the seaside, looking at masterpieces like Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Qasba and Al Noor Island.
Al Majaz Waterfront.
Al Noor Island.
Also known as the “butterfly island”: 230 sqm filled with 500 butterflies, Al Noor Island is now the treasured icon of Sharjah.
The place where you can find restaurants, cafes to just chill out and relax, or even eat some good italian food at “Stefano’s” (truly italian restaurant).
Sharjah Municipality’s Building.
What I love about Sharjah and its people is how kind they are and how much they love each other. I got the chance to talk with big shots of the country and each and everyone was so passionate and proud of locals giving back to the people: CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) projects are one of their main goal within the business community and not.
Thumbs up for Sharjah and its people.
By the way: Sharjah has its own comfortable Airport, which is home of the Aviation history of the UAE, and its main carrier is Air Arabia: the BEST low cost airline I have ever taken.
Make sure you fly Air Arabia to save time and money, but still feel at ease at 35,000 ft.