Sharjah travel guide

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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 2 days in order to fully appreciate everything Sharjah has to offer.

When to visit Sharjah

Sharjah in September
Estimated hotel price
AED 207
1 night at 3-star hotel
Sharjah in September
Estimated hotel price
AED 207
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Sharjah


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 10 km from the city centre. Further away is Dubai Airport, 11 km from the centre of Sharjah. The shortest domestic flight to Sharjah departs from Abu Dhabi and takes around 3h 15m.


Another option to get to Sharjah is to pick up a car hire from Dubai, which is about 21 km from Sharjah. You’ll find branches of Hertz and GREEN MOTION , among others, in Dubai.

Airports near Sharjah

Airlines serving Sharjah

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British Airways
Good (2,130 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,734 reviews)
Air France
Good (638 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,628 reviews)
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,706 reviews)
Excellent (1,460 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,655 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (162 reviews)
TAP Portugal
Good (792 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (589 reviews)
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Etihad Airways
Good (445 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (223 reviews)
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Where to stay in Sharjah

From 5-star hotels such as the 72 Hotel to great affordable options like the Centro Sharjah, Sharjah offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around AED 198 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to AED 389 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Sharjah, with prices from AED 50 to AED 4,532 per night. Al Majaz is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Sharjah are about 224% 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
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
AED 367+
Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ajman
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
AED 217+
Fairmont Ajman
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
AED 400+
Ajman Hotel
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
AED 371+
Red Castle Hotel
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
AED 95+
Nejoum Al Emarate
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
AED 110+

Hiring a car in Sharjah

Hiring a car in Sharjah costs AED 97 per day, on average, or AED 194 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 31% cheaper than airport locations in Sharjah.

Expect to pay AED 2.83 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 AED 33.94 and AED 45.25. The most frequently booked car type in Sharjah is Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Chevrolet Aveo Sedan or similar) is, on average, 54% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.