Sharjah travel guide

Sharjah Tourism | Sharjah Guide

You're Going to Love Sharjah

With a population of 543,733, Sharjah is the largest city in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 7 days in order to fully appreciate everything Sharjah has to offer.

Where to Eat in Sharjah

If you’re looking for affordable options, Al Qubtan at Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa (Al Muntazah St - Al Heerah Suburb - Al Muntazah) and Cafe 971 Six (Maliha Road Shop 2) are great picks.

When to visit Sharjah

Sharjah in July
Estimated hotel price
$129
1 night at 3-star hotel
Sharjah in July
Estimated hotel price
$129
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Sharjah

Plane

Sharjah is served by 2 airports: Sharjah (SHJ) and Dubai Airport (DXB). The closest to the city centre of Sharjah is Sharjah, which is located 6 miles from the city centre. Further away is Dubai Airport, 7 miles from the centre of Sharjah. The shortest flight to Sharjah from Australia departs from Melbourne and takes around 13h 50m.

Car

Another option to get to Sharjah is to pick up a car hire from Dubai, which is about 13 miles from Sharjah. You’ll find branches of Europcar and GREEN MOTION , among others, in Dubai.

Bus

Bus operates bus routes to Sharjah.

Plane

Sharjah is served by 2 airports: Sharjah (SHJ) and Dubai Airport (DXB). The closest to the city centre of Sharjah is Sharjah, which is located 6 miles from the city centre. Further away is Dubai Airport, 7 miles from the centre of Sharjah. The shortest flight to Sharjah from Australia departs from Melbourne and takes around 13h 50m.

Car

Another option to get to Sharjah is to pick up a car hire from Dubai, which is about 13 miles from Sharjah. You’ll find branches of Europcar and GREEN MOTION , among others, in Dubai.

Bus

Bus operates bus routes to Sharjah.

Airports near Sharjah

Airlines serving Sharjah

Lufthansa
Good (4,666 reviews)
KLM
Good (849 reviews)
SWISS
Good (940 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,541 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,618 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,307 reviews)
Air France
Good (983 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,584 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,962 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,120 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,467 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,863 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (229 reviews)
Finnair
Good (871 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,176 reviews)
LOT
Good (685 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (923 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (827 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (833 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (401 reviews)
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Where to stay in Sharjah

Average rates range from around $84 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $180 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Sharjah, with prices from $20 to $1,853 per night. Al Majaz is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Sharjah are about 72% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Sharjah

Most booked hotels in Sharjah

Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort, Ajman
5 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
$135+
Ajman Hotel
5 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
$138+
Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa
5 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$135+
Fairmont Ajman
5 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
$167+
Red Castle Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
$54+
Nejoum Al Emarate
3 stars
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
$56+

Hiring a car in Sharjah

Expect to pay $1.33 per litre in Sharjah (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $15.86 and $21.14. The most frequently booked car type in Sharjah is Compact (Mitsubishi Mirage G4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Kia Forte or similar) is, on average, 54% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $1.33 per litre in Sharjah (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $15.86 and $21.14. The most frequently booked car type in Sharjah is Compact (Mitsubishi Mirage G4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Kia Forte or similar) is, on average, 54% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.