Sharjah’s family oriented, gracious vibe is rooted in a captivating array of attractions and events from iconic festivals to amazing diverse outdoor landscapes and activities. Explore the golden desert sands, serene seas and ancient mangroves of the emirate while discovering new experiences in the way of food, culture, nature and history around every corner of Sharjah. Immerse yourself in the city’s famous food scene and encounter rich heritage in the museums, arts area and heritage sites of the vibrant downtown or dive into the emirate’s central region for unique and exciting adventures among majestic mountain ranges and explore the east coast for hidden gems surrounded by clear blue oceans. Over the years, the emirate has won numerous awards for its dedication to arts, heritage and culture. To name a few; UNESCO’s Cultural Capital of the Arab World 1998, Capital of Islamic Culture in 2014, Capital of Arab Tourism 2015 and most recently, UNESCO’s World Book Capital 2019.