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See all of Sharjah using the many affordable transportation options

Hop on a Sightseeing bus around Sharjah.
Hop on a Sightseeing bus around Sharjah.

Sharjah has a highly developed road network with major multi-lane highways linking other emirates. Taxis are readily available, and there is a local bus network too.

Taxis

Taxis are metered and can be flagged down or booked by phone (600 52 52 52). Trips within Sharjah generally cost between Dhs12 and Dhs45. There is an extra charge of Dhs20 for journeys that start from Sharjah International Airport and for trips to and from Dubai.

Ride-hailing services

Uber (www.uber.com) and Careem (www.careem.com) are popular alternatives to traditional taxis. You can hail a ride using either app, with fares calculated on factors such as distance, demand and wait time.

Buses

Mowasalat (www.mowasalat.ae) operates nine bus routes around Sharjah city. A single fare costs Dhs6 and you can pay using cash or a Sayer smart card, which can be purchased on board. Buses 14, 15 and 99 link Sharjah airport with the city centre.

Car hire

Numerous international and local car-hire firms operate in Sharjah. Prices start at around Dhs200 per day for a small vehicle. Most car-rental agencies ask for a minimum age of 21, plus a valid credit card, driving licence (UAE, GCC or International Driving Licence) and an original passport