Visiting Sharjah

Planes, train and automobiles… Getting to Sharjah is a relatively straightforward affair, with the emirate well served by international airlines and an excellent network of well-maintained roads. The city itself is easy to navigate, with many transport options – from bikes to buses to ferries and taxis – available.

Travel in and around
The hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus is a great way to see Sharjah
Air Arabia flies over the skies of Sharjah

Staying in the city

Sharjah has a wealth of hotels and serviced accommodation – ranging from high-end, five star luxury options to places a little easier on the pocket. We’ve picked just a handful in the Al Majaz district and surrounds – mostly within walking distance of where the Sharjah Fringe is happening.

Where to stay
The contemporary interior of the ibis Styles Hotel in Sharjah
The luxurious Al Bait Hotel in Sharjah

Best of Sharjah

Rich in history and culture, Sharjah is the arts capital of the United Arab Emirates. For museum and arts lovers, Sharjah has many excellent sightseeing opportunities. It is also a family-friendly destination, with lots for children to see and do.

Things to see and do
Children playing at the Al Majaz Waterfront
The Al Noor Mosque at night

Culinary delights

While you’ll find cuisines from all over the world in Sharjah, we’re listing some of the best Emirati and Middle Eastern restaurants in the city. Modern Arabic cuisine is a blend of Moroccan, Tunisian, Iranian and Egyptian cooking styles, with a significant Lebanese influence. Grilled meat or fish, rice and bread feature heavily in most dishes.

Where to eat
Middle Eastern dishes
Zaroob restaurant at the Al Majaz Waterfront in Sharjah