Why You Should Visit Sharjah
The third largest of the UAE’s emirate states, Sharjah is a beautiful city boasting many interesting heritage sites and cultural attractions alongside world-class shopping and dining to complement its natural beauty. If you like exciting outdoor activities there are many things to do in Sharjah with watersports like jetskiing and boating very popular, while the many pristine sandy beaches along its coast are the ideal place to catch some sunshine and relax. If you plan on exploring Sharjah’s history and culture there are some must-visit spots locate around the Heritage District like Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization or Souq al-Arsah, the country’s oldest marketplace. You will also want to check out the Sharjah Art Museum just opposite the Heritage Area or see some of the centuries-old artefacts housed at the Sharjah Archeology Museum.
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Arriving In Sharjah
Sharjah International Airport is situated around 15 km outside of the city of Sharjah and consists of a single passenger terminal. Once you have touched down in Sharjah you can travel into the city using the airport bus, although there are plenty of taxis available just outside the terminal if you would prefer. Inside the airport there are a decent range of amenities available to ensure your needs are met – as well as a broad selection of dining and drinking choices around the food court area, you can find duty free shopping and benefit from free Wi-Fi during your stay.
Given the close proximity of Sharjah to the other emirates in the UAE, there are no airlines providing flights from anywhere in the UAE to Sharjah. If you need to get to the airport you can make the trip by road – those coming from Dubai are only 15 km away from Sharjah International Airport so you can quickly make the journey. From Sharjah you are also less than a 2 hour drive away from Abu Dhabi, so you can easily fit in a day trip.
Sharjah Travel Information
As you are traveling within the UAE there’s no need to arrange a visa if you are a UAE national. The weather in Sharjah is almost identical to the rest of the UAE – you can expect hot temperatures exceeding highs of 40 degrees over the summer and pleasantly warm weather over the winter. Although you can rely on taxis to get around Sharjah, there are car rental companies at Sharjah airport for those who want their own vehicle during their stay.
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