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The settlement of Sharjah dates back some 6,000 years when it is believed to have been called Sarcoa. The population was small and people relied on trade and sea faring in addition to, farming, hunting, fishing and pearling. Many of the early settlements were based around the ‘falaj’, a man made underground water course.
Today Sharjah is the third largest of the seven states which form the United Arab Emirates and offers an impressive array of over twenty museums, several art galleries and beautifully restored heritage areas in this bustling port city.
Fly with Qatar Airways twice daily to Sharjah (SHJ), commencing 1st March 2014. Award-winning hospitality and a 5-star experience await you onboard.