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 5 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
€80
1 night at 3-star hotel
Sharjah in July
Estimated hotel price
€80
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 10 km from the city centre. Further away is Dubai Airport, 11 km from the centre of Sharjah. The shortest flight to Sharjah from Ireland departs from Dublin and takes around 7h 25m.

Car

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 Autostrad Rent A Car and Quick Drive, 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 10 km from the city centre. Further away is Dubai Airport, 11 km from the centre of Sharjah. The shortest flight to Sharjah from Ireland departs from Dublin and takes around 7h 25m.

Car

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 Autostrad Rent A Car and Quick Drive, among others, in Dubai.

Bus

Bus operates bus routes to Sharjah.

Airports near Sharjah

Airlines serving Sharjah

Lufthansa
Good (4,556 reviews)
KLM
Good (844 reviews)
SWISS
Good (908 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,348 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,571 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,274 reviews)
Air France
Good (966 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,537 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,898 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,474 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,616 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Finnair
Good (878 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (821 reviews)
LOT
Good (676 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,135 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (907 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (826 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (387 reviews)
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Where to stay in Sharjah

Average rates range from around €53 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to €117 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Sharjah, with prices from €13 to €1,142 per night. Al Majaz is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Sharjah are about 112% 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)
€91+
Ajman Hotel
5 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
€128+
Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa
5 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
€87+
Fairmont Ajman
5 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
€104+
Red Castle Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
€35+
Al Smou Hotel Apartments
0 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
€33+

Hiring a car in Sharjah

Expect to pay €0.77 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 €9.22 and €12.30. Compact (Chevrolet Aveo Sedan or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Sharjah, while also 60% cheaper than other types, on average.

Expect to pay €0.77 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 €9.22 and €12.30. Compact (Chevrolet Aveo Sedan or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Sharjah, while also 60% cheaper than other types, on average.