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

Where to Eat in Sharjah

If you’re looking for affordable options, Cafe 971 Six (Maliha Road Shop 2) and Marasea at Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa (Al Muntazah St - Al Heerah Suburb - Al Muntazah) are great picks.

When to visit Sharjah

Sharjah in June
Estimated hotel price
C$ 41
1 night at 3-star hotel
Sharjah in June
Estimated hotel price
C$ 41
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 downtown 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 Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 12h 10m.


AccesRail is the only carrier operating train routes to Sharjah.


Another option to get to Sharjah is to pick up a car rental from Dubai, which is about 13 miles from Sharjah. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVUS, among others, in Dubai.

Airports near Sharjah

Airlines serving Sharjah

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,692 reviews)
Air France
Good (606 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,656 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (2,510 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (160 reviews)
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Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
Good (440 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (219 reviews)
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Where to stay in Sharjah

From 5-star hotels such as the 72 Hotel Sharjah to great affordable options like the Centro Sharjah, Sharjah offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 106 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 150 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Sharjah, with prices from C$ 18 to C$ 1,672 per night. Al Majaz is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Sharjah are about 273% 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 (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 137+
Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ajman
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 83+
Fairmont Ajman
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 149+
Ajman Hotel
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 144+
Citymax Hotel Sharjah
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
C$ 46+
Nejoum Al Emarat
Good (7, Good reviews)
C$ 41+

Renting a car in Sharjah

Renting a car in Sharjah costs C$ 32 per day, on average, or C$ 604 if you want to rent it for 19 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 43% 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$ 13.50 and C$ 18.00.