Sharjah is the seat of the culture among the emirates. Gold souk in Sharjah is one of the most well-known landmarks. The Sharjah fort built in 1820, the Naboodah house, the Islamic museum, all gives you a fabulous insight into traditional Muslim culture. Come evening, it is time to hit the sprawling souks for some serious shopping amongst which majarrah, Al Arsa and Al markazi are the ultimate place to find quality jewellery, handicrafts and curious.
Ajman is one of the smaller but significant emirate, quickly developing. It houses one of the best museums that still retain much information about the quintessential UAE before the oil boom. Teaming with local business and culture, Ajman is the place where the beaches are still virtually undiscovered, where craftsmen in the old Dhow building yard will demonstrate how the traditional Dhow is modeled and built.