Sharjah City has made a renowned name in favor of the commitment over the cultural values and artwork reflection. This city has also served itself to be the principal preserver of the local heritage and art. In the year 1998, this city was honored with the title of being the ‘Cultural Capital of the Arab World’ by the UNESCO.
This city was established for the first time as dated back in the era of 5000 years ago. At that time, this city was known out to be among the wealthiest towns in the region of the Gulf. But during the time of its establishment, the main population of the city was quite a lot low. The primary sources of income were usually associated with the sectors of hunting as well as pearl farming or even the trading areas.
16th Century Era of Sharjah City
During the era of the 16th century, however, the town becomes a little bit unstable because Portuguese hence conquered this whole area over the side of the east coast. This was all done for the sake of controlling the spice trading. Under the supervision of the command, the forts of Kalba, Dibba and Khor Fakkan were also built.
17th Century Era of Sharjah City
The era of the 17th Century was known out to be the main turning point for the whole city. This was probably because the British made their way to the town and started their trading business with the Qawasim. They were the forefathers who belong to the Sharjah’s ruling family. It was just because of the Europeans that the Gulf and the area of the Red Sea were used as the communication route between India as well as the Mediterranean.
18th Century Era of Sharjah City
At the time of the 18th-century era, the ruling power of Qawasim made itself to be the most reliable power in the marine sector in the region of Sharjah as well as Ras Al Khaimah. In the year 1804, Sultan bin Saqr Bin Rashid Al Qasimi made itself to be the Sheikh of Sharjah. Their forefathers ruled in the region for almost 50 years. But at the ending point of the 18th century, the relationships of British and Qawasim were somehow deteriorated because they blame one another for the attacks and even misbehavior.
In the year 1809, the land-based attacks between the British were stopped entirely. During the year 1820, a peace treaty agreement was signed between the two states for the protection and security of the British over any attacks in the last 150 years. The coast was later on named as Oman Peaceful Coast as well as Sheikhdoms of Oman as being the reconciled countries.
Development &Progress in Sharjah City
Over the last few years, the city of Sharjah has taken into account some massive development and progress in its account. Ever since the discovery time of the oil, Sharjah has developed so much over the utilization of the natural wealth as well as the wisdom that has been provided by Sharjah ruler named H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi. But in the middle of such progress, the city has never missed out on their traditional values being the Islamic city.
Cultural Values of Sharjah City
Sharjah has made itself to be the main center of attraction when it comes to the reflection of culture, art, and preservation of the heritage. In the year 1998, this city was honored with the title of being the ‘Cultural Capital of the Arab World’ by the UNESCO. Apart from that, this city has been paying enormous attention to the education set-up as well. It is offering a wide range of entertainment options to visitors in the form of parks, events, Festivals, and Museums.
Ban of Alcohol Consumption in Sharjah
Sharjah has made itself to be the just Emirate who has completely banned the sale as well as consumption of all kinds of alcohol. Some decent laws were introduced in UAE during 2001 against the alcohol consumption which every single resident of Sharjah has to follow. Along with it, some laws have been made related to the dress code, which is for both males and females.