All About Sharjah

Sharjah is the third largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates, covering an area of 2,590 square kilometers. It occupies 3.3% of the total area of the United Arab Emirates (excluding islands). It is known for its scenic landscapes and seascapes.
The emirate has many educational institutions that ensure a steady supply of fresh talent with the latest knowledge in engineering, science and technology, and other skills that support economic growth. 

Population of Sharjah UAE

The population of Sharjah is 1,171,097 in 2012 as estimated by the Ministry of Statistics and Community Development.
According to the Federal Center for Competitiveness and Statistics, the estimated population of UAE nationals in the emirate of Sharjah in 2010 was:
Men: 78,818
Women: 74,547

Total: 153,365.

Location and geography of Sharjah

It is the only emirate that lies on both coasts; the Persian Gulf to the west and the Gulf of Oman (Indian Ocean) to the east. The Gulf Coast stretches for about 20 km. and within a radius of 80 km. to the Gulf of Oman.
The emirate has vast desert areas, with some agricultural areas. The islands include Sir Bu Nuair and Abu Musa. Sharjah has numerous beaches, swamps, and acacia forests.
Sharjah is home to the largest number of nature reserves in the UAE. 

What are Sharjah’s main cities?

Sharjah has five main cities, each with different characteristics.

Khorfakkan – It is the largest city on the east coast, halfway between Dibba Al Hisn and Fujairah. It has a container terminal and a growing port.
Kalba – It has retained a historical charm and is known for its ancient fortresses. It attracts bird watchers, canoeists, and hikers. 

Dibba – It is a group of three coastal villages. Dibba Bayah belongs to the Sultanate of Oman, Dibba Muhallab belongs to Fujairah, and Dibba Al Hisn, which lies between the two villages, belongs to Sharjah.
Al Dhaid – It is the third-largest city in Sharjah and the main producer of fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, dates, limes, guavas, and mangoes sold in the United Arab Emirates.
Al Badayer – Located in the Al Madam area, this is one of the most popular desert areas in the emirate of Sharjah, attracting campers and off-road enthusiasts.

Companies in Sharjah

Supporting a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation, the emirate is home to nearly 45,000 small and medium enterprises focused on manufacturing, real estate, gas, tourism, education, healthcare, logistics, and services to businesses. In 2014, the GDP reached around AED 113.89 billion. The industry is a major source of the emirate’s overall economy, contributing around 19% of the annual GDP.
Sharjah has 19 industrial areas which contribute over 48% of the UAE’s gross industrial output.

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Art and culture of Sharjah

Over the years, Sharjah has grown into a center for arts and culture. Sharjah’s cultural scene blossomed under the patronage of S.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. In 1998, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) named it the “Cultural Capital of the Arab World”.
In 2014, it was named Capital of Islamic Culture 2014 by the Organization of Islamic Countries.
Sharjah was also awarded the title of “Capital of Arab Tourism 2015” during the 15th session of the Council of Arab Tourism Ministers in Cairo on October 18, 2012.
In addition, it was declared the 2016 Arab Press Capital at the opening of the fifth annual International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) and crowned by UNESCO with the prestigious title of World Book Capital for 2019.
Today, Sharjah hosts nearly a quarter of all museums in the UAE and popular events such as the Sharjah Biennale and the Sharjah International Book Fair.  The tourist significance of Sharjah is a land of architectural heritage and cultural richness. It is also known for its various tourist attractions including historical areas such as the heart of Sharjah and modern attractions such as Al Qasba and Al Majaz waterfront.
In 2015, Sharjah launched the Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021 with the aim of attracting up to 10 million tourists by 2021 and increasing the contribution of tourism to the economy of the emirate.

The ruling family of Sharjah

Qasimi dynasty, also called Qawasim, Arabic Āl Qāsimī, ruling family of the emirates of Ras al-Khaimah and Sharjah, constituent parts of the United Arab Emirates.