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.

When to visit Sharjah

Sharjah in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Sharjah in August
Estimated hotel price
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 6 miles from the city centre. Further away is Dubai Airport, 7 miles from the centre of Sharjah. The shortest flight to Sharjah from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 17h 05m.


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 Alamo and Europcar, among others, in Dubai.

Airports near Sharjah

Airlines serving Sharjah

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,065 reviews)
Air France
Good (841 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,228 reviews)
United Airlines
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Brussels Airlines
Good (203 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (4,091 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
Good (629 reviews)
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Cathay Pacific
Good (322 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
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Where to stay in Sharjah

From 5-star hotels such as the 72 Hotel to great affordable options like the Al Maha Regency, Sharjah offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $97 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $200 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Sharjah, with prices from $23 to $2,067 per night. Al Majaz is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Sharjah are about 247% 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)
Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ajman
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Fairmont Ajman
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Red Castle Hotel
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
Al Smou Hotel Apartments
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Nejoum Al Emarate
Good (7.1, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Sharjah

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 8% more expensive than at Dubai Intl.

Expect to pay $1.51 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 $18.09 and $24.12. The most frequently booked car type in Sharjah is Mini (Kia Picanto or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Class Compact Car or similar) is, on average, 58% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.