×
Our site uses profiling cookies, also from third parties, to send advertising according to your preferences.
Please, click here to get more information or to deny your consent to all or certain cookie. Closing this banner, scrolling the page or clicking on any of its elements you may consent to the use of cookie.
To accept | Read more
HeaderMain-GetPartialViewNoCache = 0,0020017
HeaderContext-GetPartialViewNoCache = 0
HeaderBreadcrumb-GetPartialViewNoCache = 0,0010013
AdvValica-GetPartialView = 0,0010008

Sharjah Travel Guide  

HeaderPageTitle-GetPartialViewNoCache = 0,0010009
DestionationGallery-GetPartialView = 0,0030029
GuidePdfAppDownloadRow-GetPartialView = 0,0040039

Info about Sharjah

Area:
2590 km2
Overview

Sharjah is the government seat of the Sharjah Emirate and the 3rd most populous city in the United Arab Emirates.
The city is spread on an approximate area of 235 km² and has a population of over 800,000.
It is bordered by the cities of Ajmān, Dubai and the capital city Abu Dhabi lies at about 170 kilometers away.
Sharjah's climate is hot and humid. November to April sees warm sunny days with low humidity while May to September has high temperatures in excess of 45 degrees. Rainfall occurs from January to March.
The city contains plenty of traditional and cultural sites and is also famous for elegant mosques.
Thus, Emirate of Sharjah is known as the ‘Cultural Capital’ of the UAE. Sharjah is connected with the outer world by means of Sharjah International Airport and Port Khalid. However, there is no public transport in Sharjah.

Time zone:
UTC+4
CommonInfoPlaceIntro-GetPartialView = 0,0030025
AdvValica-GetPartialView = 0,0010013

Overall rating

21
Average
5
Very good
3
Good
3
Low

Who was there

All
3
Aged Tourists
1

Indicators

Safety
Entertainment
Accommodation
Eating & drinking
Services for tourists
shopping
Attractions
Things to do
Welcome
Accessibility
Transportation
Asequibilidad
IntroInfographicGenericContainer-GetPartialView = 0,0090086
CommonPluginEuropeAssistence-GetPartialView = 0,003003

Reviews Sharjah

Do you know Sharjah? Tell us you opinion!

Your contribution can be useful for other tourists
Move the pointer on the adjective that best represents this destination
General:
Horrible
Wonderful
Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : The city contains numerous ‘souqs’ or markets for various types of shopping. Notable among these is The "Blue Souq" which has 2 wings and hosts around 600 shops in total. The ground floor mainly deals with gold and designer wears... more while the upper floor shops sell carpets and other curiosities brought from diverse regions. One of the oldest souq in the country stands in the form of ‘Souq al-Arash’ which is worth a visit. Sharjah Fort Museum is located at the Heritage District of Sharjah city. It showcases the history of the Emirate. Islamic Museum located in the same district is a perfect spot for anyone who wishes to study Islamic culture and heritage at their undefiled and sacred place. I t contains handwritten Qur’ans, letters written by the Prophet to other leaders and numerous artifacts from the holy place of Mecca. Khalid Lagoon is well-known for Jet skiing. Several yearly festivals are held in the city offering a rich cultural experience. They have activities such as henna drawings, camel rides, mouth-watering Arabian food and much more.
S T J MADGWICK
Level 18     2 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Sharjah is the capital of Islamic Culture 2014 and is definitely the place to visit if you have a strong interest in all things cultural. It is the home to the Al Noor Mosque Visit Khaled Lagoon. The first mosque... more in Sharjah to open its doors to the public for guided tours hosted by the Sharjah Centre for Cultural Communication. Sixteen amazing museums, art galleries and various heritage and archeological sites. Various traditional souks including the enchanting Souk Al Arsa located in the Heart of Sharjah district. A choice of places to eat Al Qasba or Majaz Waterfront where you can sit back & enjoy the fountain show. A City Sight Seeing Bus tour gives easy access to all of Sharjahs attractions. A an emirate of cultural inspiration.
Not to be missed Museum of Islamic Civilisation , Al Noor Mosque , Sharjah Heritage Museuma
Lakshmi
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Very good city to live in, moreover very much safe for ladies to go around. Trasportation within the city is also safe and good, not much expensive. Entertainment facilities parks etc for children. Affordable rent for an average family to... more live in and strict rules and regulations which is necessary for the peaceful life here. I love this place.
AHAMED SHAHIL
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : SUITABLE CITY TO STAY AND ENJOY LIFE WITH FAMILY. THE MAIN REASON TO SELECT THE CITY IS THE AFFORDABLE COST OF LIVING AND THE SAFETY OF PERSONAL LIFE. MOST OF PEOPLE IN THE CITY ARE FRIENDLY IN NATURE AND THE ATMOSPHERE... more OF THE CITY IS VERY CLEAN AND ALL THE ENTERTAINMENT PLACES INCLUDING THE GREEN PARKS ARE ENJOYABLE.
Not to be missed GREENISH PARK , WELL CLEANED BEACHES , Sharjah Heritage Museum
Paul Sherlock
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Sharjah unfairly gets a bit of a bad rap, when compared with Dubai & Abu Dhabi. Sharjah has many hidden treasures and never forget the provinces of Khor Fakkan, Kalba and Dibba on the East coast of the UAE. Don't miss the... more Sharjah Natural History park and Classic car museum, which are both well worth a visit and are close to each other on the Dhaid road.
Not to be missed Blue Souk , Classic Car Museum , Arabian Wildlife Center
Adam
Level 14     2 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Please maintain your Heritage and continue the re instatement of the Heritage area, greatly improving road accesses especially when National Paints is sorted will remove even more the stigma of "Sharjah is so far away", it isn't!... The museums have... more no comparison in the Emirates. The Architecture of University City is wonderful and the newer Municipality buildings are a credit to the Emirate. Great progress is being made. Thank you.
Not to be missed Heritage District , Arabian Wildlife Center , Blue Souk
saurabh
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : I want to see sharjah for as a tourist. i like uae. i want to see building which is in dubai. like burj khalifa and also a tower which is king abdulla which is in starting periosd. jkhgkhghujjurtyfhghikouiityutyg jtufgydhtyestrd6y5656564564h656sdfsdzbasdzxdbx
Not to be missed visit in street , shopping in sharjah , Sharjah Heritage Museum
shoaib
Overall rating 5
Overall Guide : Sharjah is a place to live and sleep only ... sharjah is running on the shoulders of Dubai. the only advantage fir sharjah is the neighbor of dubai. This is the only i can say. There is no attraction for... more residents, no enjoyable place, nothing to view.
Melwyn Carlo
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 5
Overall Guide : Carry a credit/debit card or a handful of cash to get the most enjoyable benefits. Avoid short clothing (esp. women). Decency is respected. Carry cameras. Carry fishing equipment for fishing near coasts or deep seas on your risk. Carry water,... more sunscreen lotion, appropriate food as per the weather.
Not to be missed Mega Mall , Science Museum , Golf and Shooting Club
saifuddin
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Sharjah is sharjah once you live in never want to leave the place even your native country. Sharjah is being developed in a way that all level of people can manage and stay easily in the beautiful emirate. I congratute... more the rulers who has broud minded planing to bring sharjah at world level cities. Regards Saif
Not to be missed WELL CLEANED BEACHES , Gold Souk , outer skirt site seeing
IntroReviewListContainer-GetPartialView = 0,0280269

Other Resources

IntroAdditionalLinkContainer-GetPartialView = 0,0110102

Destinations near Sharjah

DestinationListNear-GetPartialView = 0,0060064
VideoListGuideNewsletter-GetPartialView = 0,0080073
AdvValica-GetPartialView = 0

Search for offers in Sharjah

HotelSearch-GetPartialView = 0,0100098
AdvValica-GetPartialView = 0,0010009

Type of holidays

Family fun
Sun & beach
Green & wild
Students
Art & Culture
Adventure
Food and Wine
Sport
Romance
Shopping
Young & single
Casino
DestinationListExperience-GetPartialView = 0,0030029
AttractionListBest_1xN-GetPartialView = 0,0210206
CommonInfoZoneInfo-GetPartialView = 0,0030025

Travellers' choice

HotelListBest_1xN-GetPartialView = 0,0210201
JoinUs-GetPartialView = 0,0020021
WeatherInfoForecastSmall-GetPartialView = 0,0150141
AdvValica-GetPartialView = 0
AdvValica-GetPartialView = 0,0010013
Footer-GetPartialView = 0,0020017
AdvValica-GetPartialView = 0