In Sharjah and the neighboring emirates, apart
from snow skiing, just about every other sport
imaginable is available. From indoor to outdoor
activities, wet or dry sports, for fun or
to learn, for teams or individuals, you name
it, you can do it!'
Since the year 2000, Sharjah, has hosted the
Formula 1 Powerboat Races. The races have
proved Sharjah to be a regional pioneer in
hosting international events that attract
Formed by an Emiri Decree (5/1996), the sole
purpose of The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism
Development Authority is to become the central
marketing arm of Sharjah Government - devoted
to the promotion of commerce and tourism.
daily tasks include the close liaison with
our fellow authorities, Sharjah's many travel
industry professionals as well as any and
all internal or external marketing organizations
or individuals interested in Sharjah. In case
of Sharjah - these are very enjoyable tasks,
are proud to say that whether for tourism
or choosing a great place to live and work
- Sharjah is a beautiful modern city - friendly,
safe and secure with an offshore tax base,
great facilities, schools, shopping, green
parks, and clean streets. Come over to Sharjah,
relax, smile, have a coffee and enjoy yourself
in a modern oasis of peaceful fun.
This is a popular game that can be played
at anytime of the year. Please call the centers
below for details of costs, leagues and fun
competitions. It is recommended that you book
Sharjah has a great number of unofficial cricket
pitches! Most weekends one can see a wicket
set up on an open patch of sand with a batsman,
bowler, a number of fielders plus several
supporters turned out for an afternoons
Sharjah Cricket Stadium (532 2991) is the
only venue hosting International cricket in
the Middle East. The cricket season runs from
mid-September to the end of May. The local
and Bukhatir League matches are organized
by the Sharjah Cricket Council and two international
tournaments are hosted by the CBFS, in March/April
and October/November respectively. Night Cricket
is held annually, during the Holy month of
Ramadan. The stadium is available for hire.
Contact the stadium for details of membership,
forthcoming events and hire charges.
There are some wonderful hikes, set within
the spectacular mountains and wadis of the
UAE, even in the high Hajar Mountain range.
Water, good socks and walking boots and sun
cream are essential. Routes generally spread
by word of mouth and unless you are sure of
the way, it is best to go in an organized
Without the opportunity to snow ski, sand
skiing provides the next best thing! With
the aid of a four-wheel drive, all you need
is a big steep dune and off your go on an
Red' as it is affectionately known lies half
way to Hatta, to the left of the main road
and is a popular skiing spot.
In some sports stores they sell 'sand boards'
which are cheaper and more basic snowboards.
For children, a plastic sledge or something
similar is enough to give a lot of fun for
Riding in the Arab world is a traditional
sport and the Arab thoroughbred is famous
worldwide. Sharjah Equestrian & Racing
Club (531 1155/531 1188) offers both riding
and racing just 20 minutes from Sharjah city.
The school provides training and livery in
a self-contained area with good clubhouse
facilities, 150 stables, teaching paddocks,
floodlit sand arena, dressage and grass show
Lessons are available for both individuals
and groups given by qualified BHSAI (British
Horse Society Assistant Instructor) instructors
for all levels of ability. Advanced riders
have a choice of lessons covering dressage,
show jumping, stable management and endurance
racing. Hacks and desert trails are organised
regularly and weekly riding for the disabled
is offered during the winter months. Other
activities include teaching clinics, Pony
Club, annual show jumping competitions and
gymkhanas. Riding at the centre is by prior
appointment and approval only, so contact
the club for further information.
The centres livery service includes
stabling, feeding, grooming and turning out.
Air-conditioned stables can be leased and
shoeing and veterinary services can be provided
at an additional cost.
The racecourse with grandstand for 1,500 people
provides outstanding spectator facilities
plus catering and parking. All visitors are
welcome at no charge to attend the meetings
held between November and April.