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This is an area of United Arab Emirates that some 550,000 people live in.
It lies about 90 miles northeast of Abu Dhabi, the national capital. It's also 8 miles northeast of Dubai.
Among the most child-friendly attractions are Al Jazeera Park and Posh Paws Animal Sanctuary and Petting Zoo.
Gaze on in wonder as aquatic critters travel through the water at Sharjah Aquarium.
Take time off from the stress of traveling at one of the much-loved urban parks. Ajman Ladies Park and Aljazeera Park are wonderful places to watch the clouds float by. Al Majaz Park is another popular option.
It has been said that, "If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere." Keep this in mind as you experience Sharjah National Park.
The area's exhibition spaces are a treasure trove of interesting facts and stories. Enjoy the contemplative atmosphere as you check out the different displays at the Islamic Museum and the Al Mahatta Museum. The Sharjah Calligraphy Museum and the Numismatics Museum are also worth considering.
Not only are the specimens at the Sharjah Archaeology Museum and the Sharjah Natural History and Botanical Museum a lot of fun to look at, they also help us to better understand the world in which we live.
You'll discover the different manifestations of culture and art by visiting the Sharjah Art Museum and the Haider Arts.
Even if you were never a history nerd, you'll enjoy taking a trip back in time at the Sharjah Heritage Museum or the National History Museum Arabia Wildlife Centre.
Step back through the ages at the Sharjah Cultural Centre, one of the most fascinating historic places in this area.
Take a trip back through time and begin to understand the military significance of Sharjah. History enthusiasts should impressed by the fortifications at Al Hisn Sharjah Fort.
The spiritual side of the area is evidenced at the Al Noor Mosque and the King Faisal Mosque. The Corniche Mosque and St. Gregory the illuminator Armenian Church are also intriguing holy places.
Do you want to check out the facilities of the colleges in the area? The American University of Sharjah, the University of Sharjah and the Gulf Medical College are the three biggest institutions of higher learning in the region, each one open to visitors by appointment. All it takes is a quick look around to understand what it is that makes this place such a popular study destination.
Discover why this area has a reputation as a great shopping destination. Buy local fashion, stock up on groceries or just enjoy the atmosphere at Sahara Centre and Sharjah City Centre. You're also sure to be impressed with the range at Sharjah Gold Souq and Blue Souq Sharjah.
Take some tips from the locals and aim for a birdie at the Golf And Shooting Club Sharjah. If you can fit in one more game, you might like to mix it up with a visit to the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club.
Nestled on the beach, this Beach & Coast hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Safeer Mall, Sharjah Ladies Club and Corniche Mosque. Islamic Museum and Sharjah Art Museum are also within 6 miles (10 km).
This family-friendly hotel is located in the city centre, within 2 mi (3 km) of Al Qasba, Sharjah Aquarium and Al Noor Mosque. Safeer Mall and Sharjah City Centre are also within 3 miles (5 km).
This family-friendly Sharjah hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Sharjah Mega Mall and Sharjah Gold Center. Al Mahatta Museum and King Faisal Mosque are also within 1 mile (2 km).
This family-friendly Sharjah hotel is located in the shopping district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Al Qasba, Safeer Mall and Sharjah City Centre. Sahara Centre is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.
Located in Beach & Coast, this family-friendly Sharjah hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Islamic Museum and Sharjah Art Museum. Blue Souq Sharjah and Sharjah Calligraphy Museum are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in Beach & Coast, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of King Faisal Mosque, Sharjah Art Museum and Al Mahatta Museum. Sharjah Mega Mall and Blue Souq Sharjah are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in Beach & Coast, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Islamic Museum and Sharjah Art Museum. Sharjah Calligraphy Museum and Sharjah Heritage Museum are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in Beach & Coast, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Sharjah Heritage Museum and Sharjah Calligraphy Museum. Sharjah Art Museum and Islamic Museum are also within 1 mile (2 km).