336. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Sharjah is one of the seven Emirates in the United Arab Emirates. The Arab Emirates was established on December 2, 1971; a day that’s called National Day and well celebrated throughout the country. When you speak to most they’ll tell you not to go. “There’s nothing to do in Sharjah” they say, but when you visit you’ll be pleasantly surprised that the Emirate has a lot to offer visitors.
Sharjah, sits next to Dubai and is located about 30 minutes from the center of Dubai.
How To Get Here
The closest major airport is the Sharjah International Airport (SHJ).
The following airlines has service to the Sharjah International Airport (SHJ):
Air Arabia (G9), Air India (AI), Air India Express (IX), AirBlue (PA), Azerbaijan Airlines (J2), Egyptair (MS), IndiGo Airlines (6E), Jet Airways (9W), Rossiya Airlines (FV), SCAT (DV), Shaheen Air (NL), Pakistan International Airlines (PK), Royal Brunei (RB) and Uzbekistan Airways (HY).
There is bus service from various bus stations in Dubai.
If you are already in the region. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
Sharjah can hold its own, so you won’t have any issues finding a place to stay.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
There are cafeterias all over the place so you can find something to eat with out issues. Plus there’s Juice World with fresh fruit juices and also an area where you can take photos with the fruits. Odd, but cool and cold too as its a refrigerator and they change the fruits everyday.
What To Do
There’s a great aviation museum, which on the outside does not look like much, but is very large and house a great history of aviation in the Emirate.
Also check out Rolla Park which sees to be the center of the area with the bus station and many stores all around.
Check out the Grand Mall as well for an indoor mall experience.
There’s also a Corniche if you just want to walk. Of course its the Emirates, so there are souqs as well.
You can find a number of things to do at https://www.sharjah.com/v/attractions/.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.
==>> Here is some additional information from Lonely Planet.
Language Spoken: Arabic
Currency: Dirhams (AED)