The third largest city in the United Arab Emirates is Sharjah. It sits above the Persian Gulf, and has over 800,000 residents. It is the main location for government administration and commercial activity, and just 20 kilometers away sits the palace of the Emirate of Sharjahâ€™s ruler. The emirate is considered the cultural capital of the UAE due to its numerous museums, cultural institutions and landmarks. The Sharjah Museums Department is the best place to learn about the townâ€™s 15 current museums.
There are two souks in Sharjah, covered in Islamic designs. The Al Jazeirah Fun Park and Al Buheirah Cornich are just two family friendly recreational options. There is also an aquarium and an Arabian wildlife center. A trip to the neighboring islands of Abu Mousa and Sir Abu Nuâ€™air make for a great way to see the mainland. The area is fantastic for shopping, and once a year the Expo Center hosts a world-famous book fair. Due to the large demand for budget hotels in Sharjah, prices can be competitive. Review EasyToBook.com to find the best discount hotel prices.