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 6 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 September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 41
1 night at 3-star hotel
Sharjah in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 41
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 downtown 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 Canada departs from Vancouver and takes around 20h 58m.

Car

Another option to get to Sharjah is to pick up a car rental from Dubai, which is about 21 km from Sharjah. You’ll find branches of Budget and Autostrad Rent A Car, among others, in Dubai.

Plane

Sharjah is served by 2 airports: Sharjah (SHJ) and Dubai Airport (DXB). The closest to downtown 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 Canada departs from Vancouver and takes around 20h 58m.

Car

Another option to get to Sharjah is to pick up a car rental from Dubai, which is about 21 km from Sharjah. You’ll find branches of Budget and Autostrad Rent A Car, among others, in Dubai.

Airports near Sharjah

Airlines serving Sharjah

Lufthansa
Good (4,690 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (961 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,673 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,555 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,235 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,606 reviews)
Air France
Good (984 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,113 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,989 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,406 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,067 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (840 reviews)
LOT
Good (685 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (792 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (413 reviews)
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Where to stay in Sharjah

Average rates range from around C$ 73 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 162 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Sharjah, with prices from C$ 19 to C$ 1,695 per night. Al Majaz is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Sharjah are about 107% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Sharjah

Most booked hotels in Sharjah

Ajman Hotel
5 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 131+
Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort, Ajman
5 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 126+
Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa
5 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 125+
Fairmont Ajman
5 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 144+
Red Castle Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 41+
Four Points by Sheraton Sharjah
5 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 76+

Renting a car in Sharjah

Renting a car in Sharjah costs C$ 36 per day, on average, or C$ 219 if you want to rent it for 6 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 35% cheaper than airport locations in Sharjah.

Expect to pay C$ 1.13 per litre in Sharjah (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 13.52 and C$ 18.03. Full-size (Class Full-size Crossover or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Sharjah, while also 42% cheaper than other types, on average.

Renting a car in Sharjah costs C$ 36 per day, on average, or C$ 219 if you want to rent it for 6 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 35% cheaper than airport locations in Sharjah.

Expect to pay C$ 1.13 per litre in Sharjah (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 13.52 and C$ 18.03. Full-size (Class Full-size Crossover or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Sharjah, while also 42% cheaper than other types, on average.