Sharjah is an emirate that mixes the modern and urban with tradition and culture. It's also the third most-populous emirate in the UAE and due to its global cultural affiliations, the city is visited by millions of tourists every year.
Geographically, Sharjah is located right next to Dubai and the emirate is full of astonishing green spaces.
Sharjah is also a place that cherishes the outdoors and celebrates how communal and enriching it is for residents and visitors alike.
Here are 23 surprising facts you may not have known about Sharjah: