Modern architecture United Arab Emirates
City of SHARJAH
The historic Bait Al Naboodah of Obaid Al Shamsi. Built 1845 using mudbricks, mangrove wood and coral stone for the walls. Today the traditional courtyard house is a museum.
Sharjah, the third largest emirate behind Dubai and Abu Dhabi is known to be the cultural capitol of this area. Notable for it's numerous mosques, rich legacy of islamic arts, markets, big university campus and the international book fair.
Sharjah's Radisson Blu Hotel was designed in 1980 by TAC. The Architect's Collaborative founded 1945 by Walter Gropius.
Construction and modern Architecture in Sharjah
The Sharjah Cement Company office building
constructed 1992 by architects Khatib & Alami.
Crystal Plaza shopping mall with it's luxury apartment towers opened 1998 along Sharjah's Al Buheirah Corniche. The design of this commercial complex was by Adnan Saffarini Engineers.
Fishermen on a Dhow their traditional wooden sailing boats.
Sharjah's impressive High Court building at Port Khaled 2003 by Al Bayaty Architects and Saleh Construction.
The Khaled Lagoon with it's bird sanctuary on a small island is a bird watcher's paradise.
In 1998 Sharjah was elected as Cultural City of the Arab world
British Petroleum's BP Sharjah plant was established in 1978 and is one of the largest producers of natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas LPG in the Emirates. This relationship goes back to the early 1930's when Air BP established a refuelling depot in Sharjah to serve the passenger planes of Imperial Airways London en route from the United Kingdom to India.
Sharjah International Airport SHJ opened in 1976 and was planned by Halcrow Architects as four dome structure with a control tower looking like the minaret of a mosque.
This hub of the Air Arabia fleet is well connected to Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Gulf States GCC and many cities of India.
Desert with sand, high-voltage powerline and Dr. Johl
At the recreation area Al Mamzar Beach Park we can already see the skyscrapers of Sharjah. On every given weekend it's a great place for a swim, family picnic and some grill action.