The third-largest of the Seven Emirate states, Sharjah is a wonderful destination if you want to alternate your days between luxury restaurants and high-end shopping versus outdoor adventures, hiking and water sports.
With one foot on the Gulf of Oman and the other on the Persian Gulf, and bordered by the rugged Al Hajar mountains, this is the place to come if you love outdoor adventures. It's a heady mixture of ancient culture and modern developments, giving it a fascinating personality that's unlike any other part of the region.
This is a year-round destination that's full of surprises. During the summer months it's perfect for hiking or spending time at the beach, where you'll find some of the best diving sites in the world just off the coast. The relaxed vibe makes it a friendly place to visit too, while the museums and galleries give you a fascinating insight into the culture of the region, its history, and its diverse ecology.