Sharjah is the capital of Sharjah emirate and is the third largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Sharjah is next to Dubai and effectively its suburb, with daily traffic streaming to and from creating long traffic jams at rush hours. People will generally live in Sharjah and work in Dubai because the cost of living is cheaper in Sharjah, but the best jobs are in Dubai. However, the emirate is considerably larger than Dubai and in fact has coastline on both the West and East coast of the peninsula, by virtue of being split into enclaves of Kalba, Khor Fakkan, and Dibba Al Hisn. The public buildings in the Emirate were all designed by the present Shaikh (a qualified architect) and make a nice visual change from the usual fare of skyscrapers in the other Emirates.