Sharjah is the third-most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, after Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It’s located northeast of Dubai and has around 850,000 inhabitants. This smaller city does not get the same attention as the uber-popular Dubai or even Abu Dhabi. However, those looking for the path less traveled and a less commercial Arabic city will make the trek to Sharjah to immerse themselves in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. That’s not to say this city was not affected by the boom of urbanization in the United Arab Emirates. This smaller city is home to several mega malls and has great shopping options — just like Dubai.
In some ways, Sharjah is the suburb of Dubai. There are many that commute from the city into Dubai because the cost of living is less in Sharjah. Visitors can spend a day or two in this city to get the full effect. The Heritage Area is an easy place to access and view multiple historic buildings reconstructed with traditional materials. The city is conservative, so most of the attractions have special visiting hours for women. When deciding to take a trip through this town, take gender into account.
There are multiple museums to visit as well. The Sharjah Art Museum shows contemporary local art and foreign artists. It’s a popular place for visitors looking to get a glimpse of the artwork done by local artists. Some of this work reflects their home. The small city is good for those wanting to see what life in the U.A.E. is like outside of its well-known cities.
Pitcairn Island is a remote patch of land between Eastern Island and French Polynesia, and Britain’s only inhabited territory in the Pacific. At only 15 square miles and a population of 50, it doesn’t exactly come to mind as an adventurous tourist destination. However, this tiny island is hiding some incredible opportunities.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
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The summer of 2019 will be filled with blockbuster hits. There are some recognizable brands that will perform well and some newcomers that might take the box office by surprise. The season is already starting strong with Marvel Studios finally releasing Avengers Endgame. This massive movie set box office records that likely won’t be touched for years. The film brings an end to the series and fans are not going to wait until it’s available on DVD. Endgame is going to jumpstart the season by bringing people to the movies and reminding them why it’s worth spending money to see a movie in theaters versus at home.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Finding the beauty in an iconic city like Rome, London, Prague or Paris is easy — just look around. See the jaw-dropping sites of the Coliseum or the Sistine Chapel on a summertime trip; take an obligatory photo on the South Bank with Big Ben in the distance; savor Prague Castle views; or stroll the stunning streets of Paris in the springtime.