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About Sharjah

Chosen the Capital of Islamic Culture, Sharjah is one of the 7 Arab Emirates. The city estimated to have a population of around 2 million is known as the second-most crowded emirates after Dubai. There are many universities in this city of cultural and mercantile importance like Al Qasimi University, Sharjah University, and Sharjah American University. In the city of Sharjah, because of its geographical location, it has a desert climate. Getting little rainfall throughout the year, the yearly average rainfall amount is around 114 mm. While winters are warm, summers are very hot. The province of Sharjah’s yearly average temperature is 23.7°C. Many artistic activities take place in the city center. Alongside this, the Islam Civilizations Museum, Calligraphy Museum, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah History Museum, Archeology Museum, Sharjah Hisn, Discovery Museum, Science Museum, Bait al Naboodah, Islah Okul Muzesi, Baid Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamad al Qasimi, Sharjah Aquarium, The Marine Museum and many historically important places are located in the city center of Sharjah. The city’s most important historical center, Heritage Area, is among the places tourists visit the most. The Equestrian Center is a horse farm where the famous Arab horses are raised. Sharjah’s cuisine culture shows variety. You may come across Hindu, Pakistani and Arab traditions in the city center, and fast-food culture is popular.

Sharjah has a bazaar where you can find vegetables, fruits and fish. Here, you can find a wide variety of seafood from sharks to crabs to shrimp. Known as the city’s most important festival, Sharjah Light Festival hosts quite interesting organizations. Located near the city center, the Sharjah International Airport provides a rather large web of transportation.

Transportation to Sharjah City Center from Airport

Sharjah International Airport, connecting Dubai with other centers in the world, is about 15 kilometers away from the city center. While there are means of public transports that you can benefit in this route, these vehicles do not operate frequently. If you want to go to Sharjah or Dubai from the airport, the best option would be to take a taxi. You can find a taxi 24 hours a day at the airport. If you are planning to spend a few days or more in the city, you can also opt for renting a car as an alternative to the taxis. Almost all of the major international car rental companies serve passengers at the airport. Getting to the center of Dubai from Sharjah International Airport takes an average of 20-30 minutes. If you will get on the road in the city at a time when traffic is heavy, you should not forget it will take you a bit longer than this.

Car Rental

You can rent a car 24 hours a day, seven days a week from companies such as Hertz, Budget, Maximum, Sixt, Europcar, Dollar and AVIS which serve at Sharjah International Airport. If you would like to rent a car from Hertz, you can contact the company at 06-552-8290 and get information. If you prefer to rent your car from Budget, you can call the rental office at 06-558-0366 for more detailed information and reserve your car. If you wish your car to be ready at the airport close to the city center of Dubai when you land, you can also call companies like Sixt at 06-558-0310, Europcar at 06-558-1322 and Dollar Rent A Car at 06-336-5065.


You can also take the bus from the airport to the get to the city center of Sharjah or Dubai. But you have to keep in mid that it is not possible to take a bust to go to Dubai from the airport late at night. If you need to get to Sharjah and your flight is not too late, you can take advantage of buses departing every 15 minutes. Although they are not practical and fast, buses stand out with their advantages in terms of price. As a more economical and alternative method, you can also take the bus to the city center and continue by taxi to the hotel or to other places you want to reach in the city.


Passengers landing to Dubai's Sharjah International Airport mostly prefer taxis to get to the center of Dubai or Sharjah . At the airport there is a 24-hour taxi service every day of the week. You can continue your trip to the city center by taking one of these taxis as soon as you exit the terminal, without having to search for any different vehicles. All the taxis in Dubai have taximeters. Thanks to these devices, you can travel without worrying about the amount you will pay. The opening fare of the taxis at the airport is usually more than the ones in the center. On the other hand, the average fare for the journey from the airport to the city center would cost around 30-40 USD.

Private Airport Shuttle

If you need to travel from the airport to the center of the city with a few people or more crowded groups, one of the best vehicles you can choose without a doubt is the private airport shuttles. Many companies in the city offer this service. The fares of these shuttles vary according to the distance traveled and the number of passengers. You can reach your hotel or other important points in the center of Dubai with these private shuttles. If you reserve one of these vehicles and pay in advance of your arrival, you can benefit from these at more reasonable prices and you can find your shuttle ready at the terminal at the time of your arrival.

Luxury Transfer Vehicles

If you want to travel from Sharjah International Airport to the city center with a much more luxurious and comfortable vehicle, you can choose limousines that are preferred mostly by those visiting the city for business purposes. The limousines that pick up their passengers from the departure gates of Sharjah Airport take them to the center very quickly compared to other vehicles. This is also why limousines offer a great advantage for passengers who want to save time.

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2017

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