5th Gulf Federation

Go to content


Travel Zone

Under The Patronage of
H.H. Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qassimi

Friends of Cancer Patients will play the host for the 5th Gulf
Federation for Cancer Control Conference in Sharjah, 5th to 7th
May 2011, with the main theme being "Colorectal Cancer -
Diagnostics, Treatment and Control."



Sharjah’s culture is firmly rooted in the Islamic traditions of Arabia. Islam is more than a religion; it touches all aspects of everyday life and lies at the heart of Sharjah’s living heritage. The values of Islam include honesty, courtesy and hospitality, attributes that visitors will be charmed by during their stay.

In 1998, Sharjah was named the ‘Cultural Capital of the Arab World’ by UNESCO, an honor richly deserved not only based on the rich heritage of the city, but also on the kind of cultural radiance it emits and the role it plays in cultural milieu.

The Capital of Islamic Culture for 2014

Sharjah was named the Capital of Islamic Culture for 2014 in recognition of its remarkable contributions in preserving, promoting and disseminating culture at local, Arab and Islamic levels, under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Member of theSupreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

The new title provides a boost to Sharjah’s cultural development and comes as a tribute to the Emirates offer of its Islamic cultural panorama in the form of a host of cultural and Islamic events. Among the most prominent cultural achievements in Sharjah is the ‘Culture without borders’ project of establishing a library in every home.

Based on the directions of The Ruler, 50 books will be distributed to every local family in the Emirate. The organizing committee is headed by Her Highness Sheikha Bedour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, and the aim of this project is to promote and to emphasize the importance of cultural development among the families, especially the children.




Back to content | Back to main menu