Sharjah is the third largest city in the United Arab Emirates after Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The palace of the ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah. It covers 2,590 square kilometers and has a population of over 1,400,000. It comprises the capital city of Sharjah, after which it is named, and other minor towns and exclaves such as Kalba’, Al Dhaid, Dibba Al-Hisn and Khor Fakkan.
The city of Sharjah overlooks the Persian Gulf . It contains the main administrative and commercial centres together with an array of cultural and traditional projects, including several museums covering areas such as archaeology, natural history, science, arts, heritage, Islamic art and culture. Distinctive landmarks include two major covered souks, reflecting Islamic design, and a number of recreational areas and public parks such as Al Montazah Fun Park and Al Buheirah Corniche. The city is also notable for its numerous elegant mosques