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United Arab Emirates Travel Guide : Sharjah Photos : Photo of Sharjah

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Third emirate by size and population, Sharjah is located only 10 km (6.2 miles) from Dubai.

The town of Sharjah, and its 530,000 inhabitants, are rather dynamic, even if, sometimes, it fades in comparison to its large neighbor.

However, at the beginning of the 19th century, while Dubai was only a fishermen's village, Sharjah was the most significant port of the Arabic Peninsula. Here, the gigantic mosque of King Faysal.

Able to accomodate up to 3000 faithful, it is known as the largest mosque of the country.

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