Sharjah – Water Village, at Dubai, by Chaukor Studio

Sharjah - Water Village, at Dubai, by Chaukor Studio


At the northern edge of the emirate of Dubai, lies the neighboring emirate and city of Sharjah – Water City. Historically one of the wealthiest towns in the region and an important trading centre due to its strategic location in the gulf.  While Dubai’s economy is mainly focused on free trade, finance, and tourism, Sharjah plays an important supporting role by providing home to most of the foreign workforce employed in Dubai. On one side stands Dubai’s glittering and spectacular search for postmodern magnificence, while on the other side Sharjah is focused on the preservation of a very strong tradition ill-suited in many ways to integration into a modern, globalized world.

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