The United Arab Emirates (UAE) embraces Arab hospitality and is considered one of the best countries to live in because of its safe, clean, and multicultural environment, its enlightened and progressive policies, and most of all because of the friendly and welcoming nature of its people.
Sharjah, the cultural capital of the Arab world, is the third largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, and a leading center of education in the Middle East. The Emirate of Sharjah is renowned for its vibrant multicultural ambiance, diverse museums that display both rich cultural heritage and contemporary artwork, and a charming blend of historical and modern architectural sites.
UOS is located in the Emirate of Sharjah, UNESCO's Cultural Capital of the Arab and Islamic World. It is a five-minute drive from Sharjah International airport, 15 minutes from Dubai Airport, and two hours from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. It is the only emirate that touches both the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman. Sharjah also connects Dubai and Abu Dhabi to the northern emirates.
Residents enjoy the Emirate's pristine beaches and a pastoral desert nature, while sailing and scuba diving enthusiasts enjoy sports all year long.
Malls, international restaurants, movie theaters, traditional souk market places, parks and hotels flourish in the modern and dynamic downtown area that surrounds three gleaming lagoons.
The Emirate of Sharjah offers a clean and safe living environment, affordable housing and an enjoyable lifestyle supported by many amenities, including a variety of sports and leisure activities, world-class shopping and international dining.
Students at the University attend from among 14 colleges situated on the main campus in Sharjah, the branches in Khorfakkan and Kalba, including the Community College, which has branch locations in Malaiha, Khorfakkan, Kalba and Diba Al-Hisn in the eastern region of the UAE.
The University takes pride in being a major international center of learning, culture, and education. It is located on the crossroads where East meets West and North meets South.
The vision of the University is evident through the comprehensive nature of its academic and research programs, the diverse experience and multicultural background of its faculty and students, the extent of its collaborations at the international level in support of its many programs, and the ability of members of its community to communicate and interact in both Arabic and English.