It was in the afternoon and it was still hot when we left the harbour. We decided to stay this night in Sharjah and cycling the next day to Dubai. As I saw Sharjah I was very impressed about this new and modern city. The last modern city I saw on my trip was Istanbul – three month ago. It is very neat and clean everywhere. You see a lot of Indian and Pakistani working for the municipality to keep the city clean. All the streets were full of new cars, especially SUV. When we cycled on the road, it was so quiet, because the cars didn’t make much noise and the driver didn’t honk all the time (like the last three month). Also it seems that everybody speaks english well. We found a nice park by an artificial lake and slept under a palm.