Sharjah is the third biggest of the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) seven emirates, and the only one with territory on both the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Sharjah is rightfully designated the UNESCO cultural center of the Arab World, with bustling souks and inspirational art galleries, as well as illuminating mosques and ancient buildings. Sharjah's government, Sharjah Art Foundation, and Sharjah Museums Authority have all worked tirelessly to preserve and convey Emirati history and culture. Sharjah now features more than 20 museums and galleries, including modern art, rare paintings, and Arabian relics spanning the UAE's past.

Tourists can enjoy the natural beauty of authentic Arabian deserts, mountains, and oceans while relaxing in the sun, exploring ancient marketplaces (Souqs) or modern shopping malls, visiting heritage sites and museums, admiring stately mosques, wandering around the lagoons, and admiring the natural beauty of authentic Arabian deserts, mountains, and oceans. Mleiha, the country's most significant archaeological site, gigantic sand dunes like Big Red at Al Badayer, and farming communities like Al Dhaid, all less than an hour's drive from Sharjah city, highlight the UAE's rich tradition and history. The East Coast of Sharjah, which includes seashore villages like Khorfakkan and mangrove forests like Khor Kalba, is framed by craggy mountains