9 Surprising Facts About Sharjah You Should Know Before Visiting

Cultural Capital Honors

In 1998, UNESCO bestowed upon Sharjah the title of the Cultural Capital of the Arab World.

The inaugural airport in the Arabian Gulf, Sharjah Airport, established  flght in 1932.

First UAE Airport

Occupying the third position in population, Sharjah stands as a prominent emirate in the UAE.

Population Prominence

Pioneering women's education, Sharjah granted women the right to study in 1942, a first among the emirates.

Trailblazing Women's Education 

Sharjah is the only emirate to share borders with all emirates and also has beaches facing both the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

Shares Borders With Gulf

With a historical legacy spanning over six millennia, Sharjah is steeped in rich cultural traditions.

Years Old Cultural Legacy

The cost of living in Sharjah is 28% more economical compared to its neighbouring emirate, Dubai.

Affordable Cost Of Living

Sharjah has set a record by hosting the highest number of ODI matches on a single ground. 

Cricket Ground Milestone

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