Row of Markets in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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If you are planning to visit the United Arab Emirates, you should go to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but you should also not miss Sharjah.

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, may not be as popular as the other two previously mentioned emirates but it is an integral part of UAE. Sharjah is considered as the cultural center of the UAE. This is due to the fact that this third largest emirate houses several museums. And by visiting these museums, you will learn more about the history and culture of the UAE and Islam in general.

One of the most important museums that you should visit in Sharjay, United Arab Emirates is the Sharjah Archaeology Museum. This museum has very old artifacts that date as far back as the Stone Age. Even though the items on display are archaic, the features of the museum are modern which makes it a very fun learning experience for children.

Another museum to visit in Sharjah is the Sharjah Heritage Museum. This is a historical museum where you can find several historical items on display that will more or less tell you about UAE. You should also check out other museums such as the Sharjah Natural History Museum and Desert Park and the Bait-al-Naboodah.

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