A Diamond’s Eye View of the World

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big doings in little Sharjah

Posted by adiamondinsunlight on April 2, 2007

The first Gulf city I visited was Abu Dhabi, nearly 8 years ago. My memories of it and other Gulf cities look much like the Sharjah of today: small, “no-name” businesses branded by their owners name or a description of the product or services they offer, set into the store-fronts of long low-rise concrete buildings:

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The Sharjah of tomorrow will look quite different – not quite Dubai, but much more like Doha with a growing collection of mid- and high- rise buildings. The infrastructure – roads, electricity, etc. – is already in place, and the high cost of living in Dubai is turning Sharjah into an attractive bedroom community for Dubai commuters.

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3 Responses to “big doings in little Sharjah”

  1. Barrington Magee said

    I was based in Sharjah in October 1956 on the camp next to the original Airport which had a fort type compound,.
    I would like to know exactly where the old Fort is located in the modern Sharjah. The fort/compound I understand has been made into a place that exibits historical artifacts of Sharjah. Is this correct? I have severial old photos of the rulers old palace, is this still in existence?
    Many happy memories.

    Kind Regards
    Barrington-Barry Magee
    20 Preesall Aveune
    Heald Green
    Cheadle
    Cheshire
    England
    U.K. SK8 3JF

  2. ATEECH said

    THE PLACE NAME ALQASIMIYA AND YOU ASK ABOUT OLD SHARJAH AIRPORT WHICH NOW BECOME SHARJAH AIRPORT MUSEUM WHICH CALLED ALMUHATTA YOU WILL FIND IN GOOGLE MAP IN SHARJAH NEAR ISTEQLAL SQUARE.
    ATTECH
    1/1 1135 TOLLCROSS
    SCOTLAND

  3. ATEECH said

    SORRY FOR ADDRESS UNCOMPLETE
    ATEECH 1/1 1135 TOLLCROSS ROAD
    G32 8HB GLASGOW

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