Sharjah is a city located not far from Abu Dhabi, in the north-eastern part of the country. Despite of the other modern cities, it still keeps its strong traditions.
The attractions of the city are the main markets, the Suq al-Marzaki and the Suq al-Ashrab, the most ancient, where you can buy typical products. Going there without pressure is an experience not to miss, as the seller is used to tell the story and quality of his products and the negotiation is compulsory.
An important book fair is the ideal meeting point for authors coming from the western culture and the arab one. The Islamic Museum contains historic texts and products of the region.
Sharjah, being also a sea place, is an ideal place for aqua sports and also the starting point for many trips in the desert.