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Sharjah Travel Guide: 192 reviews and 707 photos


Al-Shariqah is the official name but locally it is pronounced as Sharjah. The name comes from Arabic stem Sharq which simply means the east or sun rise. Although Sharjah (and the UAE) are located on Eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula, It is believed that the name Al-Shariqah come from a deity that The Arabs of this region used to worship in Pre-Islamic era more than 1500 years ago. That deity was known as Al-Shareq.

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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Enjoyed a virtual tour of Sharjah. Helpful warning tip about no alcohol. Cheers from Penang Island, SL :)

  • joiwatani's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2008 at 5:30 AM

    Great job on Sharjah page!

  • ludogatto's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2008 at 2:35 AM

    Great great pages...when my husbend wills stay again in Sarjah for work (alitalia airways) I want to come back with him to re. discover the town!

  • Bavavia's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2007 at 7:14 AM

    Sharjah really has a lot of interesting things! i can see from your photos, lots of attractions. I especially liked the animal farm, looks like a fun place to see and interact with all the animals.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2007 at 5:08 PM

    Informative tips, if i go to Dubai I will take your tips with me!

  • maztek's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2007 at 6:31 PM

    Aslamu Alakum....very informative pages on Sharjah......

  • hassan_abu's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2007 at 6:26 PM

    Hey Doc, very useful tips on Shahjah. Wish I could go there one day. Assalamualaikum. Abu

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2007 at 11:47 AM

    I must admit I had never heard of Sharjah before, but I see that it's just up the coast from Dubai. Very impressive that they have so many interesting museums, including educational ones for the children. Do boys and girls still go to school together?

  • allelli's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2007 at 12:12 AM

    Hi! nice hp and very informative, how far Sharjah from Dubai?

  • vesna04's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2007 at 9:13 AM

    very informative and nice page. Regards from Montenegro

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