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Sharjah Airport

One of the popular Arab Emirates, Sharjah is home to the Sharjah International Airport or the Sharjah Airport. Home to the low cost carrier Air Arabia, the airport is also the third largest airport of the Middle East in terms of Cargo traffic. Opened in 1977, the airport today has all chic facilities for travelers.

sharjah Airport Information

Sharjah International Airport Address
United Arab Emirates

Enquiries Number: 971 6 558 1111

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Sharjah International Airport. sharjah

The Sharjah International Airport was constructed in the 1970’s and commenced its operations to the public on 1st January 1977. It is situated at a distance of 18 km from the city and about 15 km from Dubai. It is the major cargo hub and airport in the Middle East region. This airport is a popular layover for tourists traveling between Europe and Far East.
The airport is well-equipped with modern infrastructure to handle various kinds of aircrafts. It has adopted ‘the open sky policy’ permitting the Airline Traffic rights without any disturbance.

Terminals Trivia

The Sharjah International Airport is spread over an area of 105,300 square meter. It has one terminal with 42 check-in counters and 4 baggage wrapping machines. It is the preferred arrival and departure point for passengers as flights fly regularly from India to Sharjah. It has started a four-fold expansion project at airside and land side to handle the rising passenger traffic by offering world-class amenities to the travelers.

Shop, Eat, and Relax

Passengers can enjoy duty free shopping at Sharjah Airport along with free baggage trolleys, baggage claims, kid’s zone, pharmacy, shops, special assistance for the physically challenged, and senior citizens. There are smoking rooms, food court, prayer rooms, information desks, porters, car pick-up services, taxi, and airport bus counters at the airport.

Transport Facilities

Travelers can commute to the city using Air Arabia’s A/C coaches from the airport, which are available every 15 minutes. These branded coaches are safe, comfortable, and well-equipped with baggage trolleys. Airport shuttle services, buses, taxis, and car rentals are the other means of transport to reach the city from airport.

Are you looking for a place to stay?

There are several hotels near the airport that offers comfortable stay and impeccable services for the tourists. These hotels are available at varied costs to suit the requirements of every visitor. Some of the budget and luxury hotels in the city include Centro Sharjah, Sharjah International Airport Hotel, Ewan Ajman Suites Hotel, Holiday Inn Sharjah, Radisson Blue Resort, Al Reem Suites, and Tulip Inn Hotel.

Explore Sharjah

Major tourist attractions in the city include mosques, museums, and fort, which depict the architecture and heritage of the emirates. This includes Al-Hisn Fort, King Faisal Mosque, Sharjah Natural History Museum, Sharjah Heritage Area, Desert Park, Al Jazeera Park, the Blue Souk, and Sharjah Aquarium. Letters from Prophet Mohammed, artefacts from Mecca, and handwritten Qurans can be found at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization.


Q.  What are the must-see attractions of Sharjah?
A. Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Adventureland, Heritage Area, Sharjah Maritime Museum, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah Fort, Sharjah Heritage Museum, Sharjah Science Museum, Al Mujarrah Park, Eye of the Emirates, Aquarium are few from the list.

Q.  What kind of transportation is available in Sharjah?
• Public bus
• Muwasalat (offers the Sayer card)
• Taxi
• Airport Shuttle Services

Q.  What are some of the best foods one should definitely try in Sharjah?
A. Sharjah is famous for meat and fish treats like Kebabs and Roasted Lamb. It is also famous for savory spices and herbs, and freshly baked bread.
• Umm Ali (a famous local dessert)
• Special fragrant coffee

Q.  What is the currency used in Sharjah?
A. AED (Arab Emirates Dirham) is the local currency of Sharjah.

Q. Is there any nightlife in Sharjah?
A. Sharjah is not really a destination for partying and nightlife. Nonetheless, you can enjoy a stroll along the illuminated Corniche Mosque. You can visit locals bars.

Q. What are some popular restaurants in Sharjah?
• Arjwan
• Aroos Damascus Restaurant
• Shakespeare & Co.
• Gazebo Rstaurant
• Marasea

Q. Which are some good restaurants for Indian food in Sharjah?
• Highland Palace Restaurant
• Katis Restaurant
• Kamat Restaurant
• India Palace Restaurant
• Mezbaan Restaurant

Q. What are the best places to visit with kids in Sharjah?
A. Few amusement centers for kids in Sharjah would be:

• Adventureland
• Al Montazah Amusement and Water Park
• Sharjah Desert Park

Q. Which are the best shopping areas in Sharjah?
• Sharjah City Center
• Sahara Center
• Al Qasba
• Safeer Mall
• Souq Al Jubail

Q. Can I get a Desrt Safari package online on Yatra?
A. Yes. You can choose from the many Desert Safari packages from Sharjah available on Yatra starting from a reasonable rate. The fascinating tour includes the following –

• Dune drive
• Camel rides
• Sand boarding
• Henna tattoo painting
• BBQ dinner
• Tanoura dance show
• Belly dancing shows
• Round-trip shared transfers by 4x4 wheel car

Q. Are credit cards accepted in Sharjah Airport?
A. Mostly, yes.

Q. How far is Sharjah cricket stadium from Sharjah Airport?
A. It is 12.7 km from the airport and takes approximately 15 minutes to reach by taxi.

Q. How long does a Mumbai to Sharjah flight take?
A. Air Arabia (non-stop flight) from Mumbai takes 2 hours 55 minutes to reach Sharjah International Airport. The connecting flights take longer though.

Q. How to describe Sharjah?
A. Sharjah City is rich in history and culture coupled with wealthy values, friendly people and a great sunny weather all-round the year. It was crowned the "Cultural Capital of the Arab World" in 1998.

Q. Are there buses available from Sharjah Airport to the center of the city?
A. Yes. You can take regular public buses or shuttle buses available from the airport.

Q. Are there any attractions near the Sharjah International Airport?
A. Yes. You can consider these places out of the many options available if you are at Sharjah airport:

• Al Mahatta Museum,
• Grand Mega Mall Cinema,
• King Faisal Mosque,
• St. Gregorios Orthodox Church
• Al Ittihad Square Park

Q. Are there some good 3 star hotels near Islamic Museum?
A. There is just 1 good hotel near Islamic Museum – Swiss Belhotel Sharjah.

Q. What are some budget hotels near Al Jazeera Park in Sharjah?
A. The only hotel near Al Jazeera Park is Copthorne Hotel Sharjah.

Q. How many terminals are there in Sharjah International Airport?
A. There is 1 passenger terminal.

Q. What are the top rated 5-star hotels in Sharjah?
A. To name few top 5-star hotels in Sharjah are:

• Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort and Spa
• Radisson Blu Resort, Sharjah
• Royal Tulip 72 Hotel
• Royal Tulip The Act

Q. How much approximately will a 4-star hotel room in Sharjah cost?
A. A 4-star hotel in Sharjah will cost you approximately between Rs 3000 – Rs 4500 per night.

Q. What are some budget friendly hotels in Sharjah where one can stay with family?
• Citymax Sharjah
• Nejoum Al Emarat
• Al Majaz Hotel
• Sharjah Premiere Hotel & Resort
• Al Seef Hotel

Q. Will I get to buy international SIM cards at Sharjah Airport?
A. Yes. Pre-paid SIM cards at available at Sharjah international airport.

Q. What are the different facilities in Sharjah Airport?
A. Financial services, prayer room, smoking area, telecommunication, kid’s play area, medical service, special service staff and airport lounges are few of the facilities available at Sharjah Airport.

Q. What is the ground transportation available at Sharjah International Airport?
• Muwasalat (AC coach)
• Taxi
• Car rentals
• Bus

Q. What is the best time to visit Sharjah?
A. The best time to visit the cultural capital of UAE is during the winters i.e. between October and April.

Q. How far is Al Mamzar Beach Park from Sharjah International Airport?
A. Al Mamzar Beach Park is approximately 27 km from Sharjah Airport via E88 and E11 which is almost a 30 minutes’ drive by car.

Q. How can I travel from Sharjah Airport to Sharjah Fort?
A. There is a shuttle bus available from the airport. Or you can avail a taxi that will take approximately 22 minutes to reach Sharjah Fort.

Q. How far is Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort and Spa from Sharjah airport?
A. It is approximately 26 minutes’ drive from the airport and roughly 17 km via E88.

Q. What are some budget hotels near Sharjah International Airport?
A. Some budget hotels near Sharjah International Airport are:

• Centro Sharjah
• Crown Palace Hotel
• Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman
• Crew Lounge
• Golden Tulip

Q. What are the most popular airlines that operate from Sharjah airport?
A. Jet Airways, Air India, Air Arabia, and EgyptAir are the most popular airlines that operate from Sharjah Airport.

Q. Which are the cheap flights that operate from Sharjah airport?
A. Air India, Oman Air, Air Arabia, and Air India Express are the cheap flights that operate from Sharjah Airport.

Q. What is the airport code for Sharjah airport?
A. The airport code for Sharjah Airport is SHJ.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Sharjah airport? 
A. New Delhi is the most frequent international route from Sharjah Airport, with an average daily of 30+ flights.

Q. Which is the first flight from Sharjah airport?
A. The first flights from Sharjah Airport are Air India and Etihad Airways, which take off from the airport at 12:05 AM to Chennai.

Q. Which is the last flight from Sharjah airport?
A. The last flight to depart from Sharjah Airport is Air Arabia that leaves the airport at 11:10 PM to Chennai.

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