The three pillars, on which Sharjah stands, are typical for the Emirates. These are oil and gas production, tourism and trading. This bustling eastern town amazes Europeans with its magnificent markets, which seem to be countless. Tenths of thousands of people are attracted by the two-kilometer long Al Wahda Road – the main shopping street of the town. It offers merchandise from all over the world, from the works of handicraft masters to branded products. All major supermarkets are also located here. Furniture stores of Sharjah are especially famous. First of all, we suggest looking at the products made by the local craftsmen, as they are famous for the quality and sophistication of their products. Among the markets of this place the most popular ones are Gold Souk in Al Yarmook, which is a true masterpiece of the oriental architecture.
The ancient buildings are carefully restored. One can’t simply fail to visit local coral exhibitions. Besides this, Ajman Fort is the location of a museum, which exhibits wonderful relics of the past.
Beautiful and modern hotels in Sharjah simply do not require any advertising. You will not find better service in this region, perhaps, even in Europe. The modern exhibition center allows conducting numerous trade fairs, exhibitions, shows, etc. Sharjah provides users with various possibilities for active tourismWhen walking along the city, you can see a lot of beautiful religious monuments including the Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator. It was built not so long ago, in 1980. The initiators of the church construction were the representatives of the local Armenian community. It was built in the style that is typical for Caucasus temples. Some elements of the building were decorated according to the beautiful traditions of the last centuries.
One of the most visited cultural centers in Sharjah is the Naval Museum opened not so long ago, in 2009. The main exhibits in the themed museum are exact copies of famous trade, naval and fishing ships. In the museum halls, famous navigators’ portraits are famous. Since its opening, the museum is a place where interesting themed events are regularly held.