Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Sharjah to Colombo
Air Arabia has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights from Sharjah to Colombo Bandaranaike Intl. Confirm policy on booking site.
Most visitors from Sharjah need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Colombo. Travelers are allowed to enter Sri Lanka.
Read more about travel restrictions for Colombo
Visitors from Sharjah will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Colombo.
Visitors from Sharjah must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Colombo.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to Colombo: most visitors from Sharjah may enter Colombo but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
Health Declaration Form
Masks: Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
The average direct flight takes 4h 30m, covering a distance of 3280 km.
There are 4 (direct) flights between Sharjah and Colombo per week, averaging 0 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines (AED 654) and Qatar Airways (AED 911), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines (AED 1,315) and Qatar Airways (AED 1,458).
Air Arabia flies 4 times weekly (Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday).
For Sharjah to Colombo, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Colombo back to Sharjah, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "My flight time was changed but I didn’t receive any email regarding the change of the flight"
Pros: "Boarding was smooth."
Cons: "The crew were not attentive. I needed milk for my child but they never came back. Their food was HORRIBLE and only two choices and both spicy and tasted disgusting. Honestly the worst flight for me with Qatar airways"
Pros: "Crew . Food . Service was great ."
Cons: "Every things was good ."
Pros: "Clean, modern planes, on time, good service amd team."
Cons: "If they bump me up to First or Business class.... :p"
Pros: "Discount offer"
Pros: "The plane was new and spotless, the crew did everything possible to make the flight great. Food service, and Wine and Cocktails were always served with a smiling face and it made you think of flying many years ago. Service cleanliness of the restrooms and staff were top notch"
Cons: "Nothing really."
Pros: "The service is excellent. Best of the airlines bar nane"
Cons: "The grill chicken that comes w/ the scrambled egg breakfast was kinda dry. Otherwise, all’s good."
Pros: "The supervisor on flight Doha to Charles de Gaulle was very helpful and knowledgeable. He explains to me th e process of how to help a person who is having a big problem to walk , Qatar Airways has a special service for person in needs of wheelchairs . Thanks a lot to that gentleman."
Cons: "Seat comfort"
Pros: "There was a flight attendant that this was only her second flight. She was amazing. Really enjoyed the service."
Pros: "Excellent crew and food."
Cons: "No WiFi."
Pros: "In time me ,food ,clean"
Pros: "Attentive service - woke me up before landing (as instructed) and served a meal."
Cons: "Boarding on Doha was chaotic"
Pros: "Faultless as per usual QA flights"
Pros: "The flight crew was very friendly and helpful in getting you settled on the flight"
Cons: "Boarding was a bit Hectic in Bangkok."
Pros: "I flew Qatar from Doha to NYC and the meal quality and options were excellent. I also enjoyed the amount of new Hollywood movie releases and music options."
Cons: "Connecting Qatar flight should have been held, instead wen had to spend 9 hours in the airport until next flight"
Cons: "Overall excellent"
Pros: "Staff was outstanding"
Pros: "The flight went well, from boarding to landing."
Cons: "We were informed at origination that we would be put up in a hotel in Doha. Online and also at check in desk. When we arrived in Doha we were directed to a desk for hotel booking. After waiting inline 45 minutes we were told we don't get a hotel with reduced economy fare."
Pros: "I was surprised with the quality of gluten free meals served for me, it was well organised and taken care of where I never had to wait. My flight schedules were changed few days before departure by Qatar Airways, but only thing I had to do was to confirm that I have noted, my seats and all the rest of details intact, excellent."
Pros: "Crew and food"
Cons: "It was a pretty old flight and had no tv in front! Huge disappointment. Probably they thought ppl flying from Doha to Colombo were ok with a low quality flight with no entertainment."
Pros: "Boarding and crew were excellent."
Cons: "Lack of information about the flight delay of 4hr 45 min apart from expected take off time."
Pros: "Doha to hyd was good. Crew was courteous."
Cons: "Even after online checkin. Just to drop the bags it took 1 hr. The thin old black lady at the baggage drop off counter was very partial in treating people. She allowed a black male take 27.8 kgs but asked us to adjust our bags when we had 23 kgs. Also if the passenger is allowed to carry a laptop bag, according to her training and theory she only knows 1 shape and does not recognize a back pack which has only the laptop. I travelled several times in Qatar, but never had this kind of experience."
Pros: "Although we flew economy, we received excellent service from an attendant from the Philippines."
Cons: "We have no complaints."
Cons: "They drop you at the airport for 16-17 hours Airport hotel costs around 350$/night No entry visa for layovers exceeds 8 hours as they announced The answer they gave No entry visas because you bought a discounted ticket!!"
Pros: "I truly love this Airlines. The crew is always friendly. The food is always above par for airplane food"
Pros: "The food was good. The legroom was enjoyable."
Cons: "I checked two bags and had them marked 'fragile', as I had valuables in there that I packed securely. When I retrieved the bags on the carousel, the fragile sticker was mangled, and both items from both bags were broken. Pieces of art I can not replace. Also, it took over 30 minutes upon multiple requests for the attendant to acknowledge my need for assistance."
Pros: "My steward, Gabriel, provided service that exceeded my expectations. He made the long haul more bearable."
Cons: "The shape of the seats was not optimal for my height/size."
Pros: "Boarding and ticket counter crew were good."
Cons: "Business class passengers were not given a priority.The food was mediocre and didn't compare to other airlines. The crew was impolite and attend to passenger's needs. Local American airlines pay more attention to passengers even in economy class. Will not recommend traveling from Mumbai to Doha via Qatar airways."
Pros: "the flight was smooth, comfortable and a lot faster than DOHA - BOSTON."
Cons: "I could not check myself online! so i could not select the best seat."
Pros: "All Qatar employees were friendly and helpful. A great flight!"
Cons: "We had to wait for about 5 years, more than 3 hours unscheduled wait. During this time we were provided with a very poor breakfast."
Pros: "Helpful and frieendly"
Cons: "Counters should have opened earlier so we could have done aome ahopping at dfs"
Pros: "The crew was friendly"
Cons: "The security process to board the plane had no order. Stood in line while people after me was able to board the plane. When it was my turn, I was randomly selected for additional security screening."
Cons: "Luggage was lost"
Pros: "I liked everything about the flight."
Pros: "Flight was not crowded, room to stretch out. Food and service was good."
Cons: "Difficult boarding procedure."
Pros: "Everything was good ... we were on time .. no delay so .. perfect !"
Pros: "I enjoyed the staff"
Cons: "The screens were old school and I HS a hard time getting it to work Also the sleep mask I received had sticky stuff all over it when I opened the package."
Pros: "Everything was quite nice. The TV screens were working for all the seats! Though I did not give my meal preference earlier, they still accommodated my request. Doha airport is quite nice and modern. Crew was helpful."
Cons: "I wish Quatar had a direct flight between Chicago and Indian cities such as Delhi and Mumbai. I can understand that Doha is their hub, but such a flights would be really good for me as I always want to reduce my layovers. (I noticed that most travelers in my Delhi to Doha and Doha to Chicago flights were Indians, hence my request makes sense.)"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and everything else was very good and comfortable on the flight."
Cons: "The boarding process was odd. We got to the gate too early (by maybe 10 mins before boarding time) so we were told to sit outside of the designated seating area and that they would make an announcement when we should go back up there. There was never an announcement, but we felt it was getting late so we went to check at the desk and they then said we were late and they were waiting on us. They were very nice about everything, but just thought that was really strange."
Cons: "delays with little information and compensation"
Cons: "Layover in the middle of the night - no sleep! Also, crew kept waking us up for meals etc, versus letting us sleep."
Pros: "Great flights. lots of room in economy."
Pros: "Decency of ground and check in crew"
Pros: "Food and hospitality"
Pros: "Everything was fine!"
Pros: "Aircraft are nice and clean with good legroom."
Cons: "Ground staff was re-weighing cabin baggage to charge extra fee during transit flight, When the crew at first leg of the journey had okayed my baggage I had already paid for extra baggage so had to argue with ground staff to resist paying extra."
Pros: "Not a heavy traffic route. Aircraft used are nice and new A320’s with spacious leg room."
Cons: "Checkin crew didn’t specify baggage weight will be reverified at Sharjah airport. Almost had to pay extra despite of buying extra baggage."
Cons: "Direct flight"
Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "Everything is good"
Pros: "Crew was amazing, decent leg room"
Cons: "Smelled like Indian body odor"
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "It smelled like Indian body odor on the plane"
Cons: "The staff have to respect people and they have to solve the problems which comes to passenger."
Cons: "I paid more than the price of the ticket for my luggage"
Cons: "Don't delat"
Pros: "Good quality meals online and also on board. Prompt departure and arrival. Professional staff."
Cons: "Some entertainment is needed on longer flights. This is the only downside."
Pros: "Very good pilots and impressive flight management."
Cons: "Delayed departure time and unreasonable price for snacks on the plane."
Pros: "Crew, cleanliness, timing"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Maintained time even though late"
Cons: "The flight was a bit delayed"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing to complain"
Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "Boaring and security in Indian airports"
Pros: "The price, the space between seat rows"
Cons: "No more of food menu,"
Pros: "The crew proficiency"
Cons: "Boarding time in the transit airport and the handbag limit in the first airport"
Cons: "provide at least drinking water in flight"
Cons: "they put my hand luggage in check-in luggage and broken my hand bag it was brand new was 100 usd price .when i complain at Nairobi about it they refuse to take my complain .can i get compensation for that ?"
Pros: "There is not a single thing about this flight and airline worth appreciating"
Cons: "Some of the most unhelpful, incompetent and unprofessional staff i have ever had to encounter. Honestly the worst flight of my life. NEVER flying with Air Arabia again and I recommend everyone else spend a little more money to fly with another airline to avoid the hastle this airline will without a doubt put you through. I have submitted a complaint with Air Arabia, let us see if they even reply"
Pros: "I liked the fact that the flight was on schedule in spite of the fact that one passenger seemed to cause a delay on forgetting to locate his passport from his own carry on ! I also liked the content shown on the screens as they juggled my ken a bit! Food was to taste despite the cabin pressure! The cabin crew were just amazing!"
Cons: "I did not like the fact that I had to strech my pate and strain my eyes to view the screens. The food was a bit expensive on board unlike online!I feel the variance is unjustifiable. Seats are so squeezed and unadjustable for more comfort!"
Pros: "All the best"
Pros: "The staff onboard is great. That is the only thing I have to say about this airline in a positive light. I will not use them again."
Cons: "no entertainment, no food (without paying high prices for). I will not use this airline again"
Cons: "Tried to book baggage and seats online for flight from Colombo to Sharjah but website wasn't working, so called their office in Colombo. Was told it was too late to book baggage so would have to pay more than double the regular charge. I explained repeatedly that I had tried to book it but the website was down but the lady on the phone completely ignored what I was saying. She then said I should have called them to report the problem - insinuating that it was somehow my fault that their website wasn't working. Quite an interesting twist on 'customer service' in a service industry company. Nothing in the email I received from them stated what to do should their waist fail; no number to call, no procedure, nothing. I had to take a 1-hour trip into the city to speak to them directly at their office. The lady there I spoke with simply made a few mouse clicks and the problem was solved. This of course begs the question of why that couldn't have been done over the phone. The lady on the phone put me on hold for over 10 minutes, clearly hoping that I would give up and hang up. Air Arabia should fire this person immediately as she has no business being in the customer service industry if she is going to be so insulting to a paying customer. As a member of the company she sheds a horrible and unprofessional light on it."
Pros: "Food is good and cheap Beverages are cheap Friendly staff On time"
Cons: "Sharjah airport is very dirty"
Pros: "Nothin as I want cancel this journey as noone come in these and I booked tickets for my friends and they said not coming and I called air Arabia company 10 days before journey depart and they refused to give refunds and this site is very poor to help customers for these conditions , very bad"
Pros: "boarding was fast"
Cons: "seat comfort"
Pros: "Was a cheap flight"
Cons: "The Seats doesn't recline"
Pros: "On time Service. Courteous Crew. No Alcohol policy"
Cons: "Meal was burnt. They should look into the meal heating process :)"
Airlines flying from Sharjah to Colombo have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Sharjah to Colombo
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Sharjah to Colombo
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Sharjah to Colombo
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Sharjah to Colombo
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Sharjah to Colombo