The most populous and the third largest city in the United Arab Emirates is the glorious city of Sharjah. Located along the Arabian Peninsula and the southern coast of the Persian Gulf, Sharjah proudly serves to be the center for industry and culture and contributes to 7.4% of the GDP of the United Arab Emirates. The inhabitance of Sharjah can be traced back to over six thousand years when this city was known as Sarcoa. It is therefore that Sharjah has a very rich culture and heritage that it confidently boasts off and that too, luxuriously. For you to experience such diversity and exposure, we’re offering you a chance to purchase cheap flights to UAE from UK while promising comfort and convenience.
Sharjah offers some spectacular and intriguing heritage and architectural monuments. The tourism industry in this part of the World has experienced marvelous growth over the years and is continuing expanding and although the state has undergone many positive changes in the recent years, its vibrant history has been preserved in its purest form. Perhaps the one spot that has been a tourist destination of Sharjah for a very long time is the fabulous ‘Al- Qasba Canal’ which is regarded as the most significant tourist attraction in this beautiful city.
The Al Qasba Canal is basically a very popular and exotic waterside development of shops, offices and restaurants. The construction of this canal started in 1998 and was completed to perfection in 2000. It is an ideal location if you’re looking for a chance to indulge yourself in Sharjah’s rich culture, eat to your heart’s content and dabble in magnificent art as it offers the visitors, families and even locals varied entertainment options. Getting bored at a place like this is next to impossible. The prime attraction within the Al Qasba is the ‘Eye of the Emirates’ which is a glorious wheel, like a replica of the Millennium Eye in the UK that presents a 360 degree aerial view of Sharjah including its beautiful landscapes, lagoons and even the horizons of the neighboring Dubai. The air conditioned and very safe cabins of the eye of emirates takes you slowly and steadily upwards in the sky and then slides down slowly for you to catch a satisfying glimpse of the eye catching city.
For people who love and admire art, the Al Qasba consists of the grand ‘Maraya Al Qasba Gallery’ which hosts a number of art exhibitions, educational and cultural activities that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages, be it parents, kids, teenagers or even couples. There is a wide range of exquisite paintings, sculptures and photography. It proudly exhibits work of many Syrian artists, known for their skills and craftsmanship and has featured exhibitions by well acknowledged international artists such as the celebrated Italian artist Ludovico De Luigi to name just one.
The potpourri of mouth watering international cuisines at the various cafes and restaurants lining the banks of the Qasba Canal is like a dream come true for all those who appreciate good food and exotic tastes. One can cherish scrumptious delights from the Lebanese, Moroccan, Italian, French, and Mediterranean and Portuguese dishes at any one of the many street café’s. It’s a treat for your taste buds one that you are likely to remember forever.
Moreover, the canal is also a great place for a long, soothing walk from the Blue Souq around the Khalid Lagoon over the bridge which is stretched over six kilometers. It is sure to refresh your senses as you walk above the calm water in a city full of lights at night time and an enchanting atmosphere during the day. It surely guarantees a trip worthwhile. When you’re prepared to take a trip to rejuvenate yourself, let us know as we’re offering cheap tickets from the UK to Sharjah for you and your family to provide you with a chance to experience the rich cultural diversity at its best.