Sharjah: 50 Golden Years

50 years ago, in 1972, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammed Al Qasimi began his rule over Sharjah, allowing the Emirate to progress and prosper. Sharjah kept a strong pace in progressing and urbanizing, developing and prospering, and it set fo... Read More

Majid Al Bastaki

Sharjah: 50 Golden Years

50 years ago, in 1972, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammed Al Qasimi began his rule over Sharjah, allowing the Emirate to progress and prosper. Sharjah kept a strong pace in progressing and urbanizing, developing and prospering, and it set foot in becoming one of the most important and influential Arab cities that adopted culture not just as a standard that measures its cultural achievements, but as an approach to life. His Highness kept an open eye to the development of his Emirate and payed special care for areas such as education, social, cultural, industrial, and urbanism development of the Emirate, which led to the Sharjah that we know of today.

This gallery presents to you Sharjah’s prosperity that has continued according to a well-thought-out scheme put out by His Highness. It is based on a detailed study of its urban planning, and it is a witness to its ongoing architectural works that are modernizing simultaneously with the development of the emirate. Buildings are now rising high where they used to be plain barren desert lands 50 years back. It has been 50 golden years.

Majid Al Bastaki