Sharjah is well connected to international airports in both Sharjah and Dubai, which welcome flights from many global hubs.
The Sharjah International Airport (SHJ) made aviation history when the first flight landed at the Al Mahatta runway in 1932. It served as a stopover point for Imperial Air flights en-route to India and Australia and has since evolved into a top-tier and modern international airport welcoming flights from all around the world. In 2016, SHJ set a new record serving over 11 million passengers.
Sharjah International Airport is conveniently located just 10 km away from the city centre, and is about a 20-minutes drive from the nearby emirates. A taxi into Sharjah city will cost between Dhs 45 and Dhs 65, including a starting tariff of Dhs 20.
To learn more about Sharjah International Airport, visit www.sharjahairport.ae.
The airport serves as one of five hubs for Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier. Launched in October 2003, Air Arabia works to make air travel more accessible, affordable and efficient for travellers. The airline flies to over 130 destinations across the Middle East, Europe, North Africa and Asia, connecting Sharjah to the rest of the world.
To learn more about Air Arabia, visit www.airarabia.com.
Also accessible just 12 km southwest of Sharjah City is Dubai International Airport (DXB), the world’s busiest international airport. A taxi from the airport has a Dhs 25 flag charge, with an additional Dhs 20 added as you enter Sharjah. The emirates are connected via modern road networks and highways, and there is an abundance of transportation services, from public buses to private cars, that can take visitors from one location to the next. Find more information about getting around Sharjah here.