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History

Sharjah is the third largest of the seven states which form the United Arab Emirates.

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.

In the following pages, you will find information about the history, culture, heritage and the language of Sharjah and the Arab world in general.

 
Archeology
Early settlements date back 7000 years.
 
 
History
From the 16th century onwards, times were turbulent.
 
 
Arabic & Islamic Culture
The official religion of the United Arab Emirates is Islam
 
 
Arabic Language
Arabic language is a member of the Semitic group of the Hamito-Semitic
 
 
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