The United Arab Emirates' third-largest emirate, Sharjah has beautiful beaches on both the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. It's replacing its diminishing oil revenues by fashioning itself as a regional business center.
There are two ports in Sharjah: Khor Fakkan, on the east coast, on the Indian Ocean, and Sharjah on the west coast, on the Arabian Gulf, 9 mi/15 km northeast of Dubai. The ports are developing their coastlines for tourism. Like Dubai, Sharjah is relatively progressive (women... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2013 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.