Getting to Sharjah
Sharjah International Airport, 15km east of the city centre, is the hub for budget airline Air Arabia. There are regular flights to places around the Middle East including Amman (Jordan), Bahrain, Beirut (Lebanon), Cairo (Egypt), Istanbul (Turkey), Kuwait and Muscat (Oman). Dubai International Airport, in the neighbouring emirate of Dubai, has many more international connections and is the more popular gateway to Sharjah.
Sharjah Airport is well served by coach and bus services that are low-cost, reliable and frequent. Services run to and from the airport to key locations within Sharjah and other emirates. Muwasalat’s bright orange buses depart from the airport for the city every 15 minutes.
Air Arabia’s fleet of air-conditioned coaches operate to and from the neighbouring emirates. Coaches travel regularly between Sharjah Airport and Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and Ras al Khaimah.
If you’re travelling from Dubai, take Sheikh Rashid Road across Garhoud Bridge and continue into Sharjah on Al Ittihad Road. Taxis from other emirates to Sharjah carry a Dhs20 surcharge. The drive should take 30 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic and where in Dubai you started from. If possible, avoid travelling at peak hours as roads can get very busy.
Miss the traffic by taking the ferry from Dubai (Al Ghubaiba Marine Station) to Sharjah (Aquarium Marine Station). Taking 35 minutes, the ferry runs from 7am to 7.30pm 42 times a day and costs between Dhs15 and Dhs25.