Sharjah Tourism Travel Quiz

Contact your local representative/travel agent for information on what you need before travelling to Sharjah

Before you travel to Sharjah, you’ll need to ensure your passport is valid for at least six months and, if required, a UAE visa. Visa regulations can change at any time, so check the latest requirements with the UAE embassy or consulate in your home country before travelling.

GCC nationals

Visa on Arrival

Visitors from the following countries are granted a free visit visa on arrival in the UAE:

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA, Vatican City, Japan, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Estonia, Czech, Hungary, Latvia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria.

This visit visa is valid for 30 days and is renewable once.

Visit Visa

Visitors who want to get a tourist visa can apply at (tourist) travel agencies or through the hotel, and this visa allows them to stay in the country for a period of 30 or 90 days, which is renewable.

Indian citizens 

Indian citizens holding a normal passport and either

  • a visit visa issued by the USA or
  • a green card issued by the USA or
  • a residence visa issued by the UK or
  • a residence visa issued by the EU

can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 14 days provided that the visa or the green card is valid for at least six months from the date of arrival into the UAE.

Sponsored Visa

UAE residents in the UAE can sponsor family or friends for a visit visa through Sharjah Airport Travel Agency. You will need to apply with:

Passport copy (valid for more than 6 months) A recent colour passport photo with a white background for the visa applicantVisa feeA refundable fee of AED 1,000 to guarantee that the applicant will leaves once their visa expires

Multiple-entry Visas

Business visitors can apply for a multiple-entry visa, which is valid for six months from the date of issue and allows the applicant to visit the UAE multiple times for up to 30 days each visit. After entering the UAE on a visit visa, you can apply for the multiple-entry visa while in the country. You will need to prove that you have a working relationship with a company based in the UAE. 

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Sharjah is the third largest emirate in the UAE, its largest city and its most family-friendly destination. Experience a Sharjah museum, a desert safari and a Sharjah beach — the emirate offers things to do for everyone.