There are licensed taxi services and they are marked by reflective green plates so you can easily spot them at night. You can take a taxi to Dubai during rush hour the trip is 3 hours. If you want to get to Bandar Abba in Iran there is a boat three times a week that cost $50 USD. It leaves at 9pm and takes 12 hours to arrive.
You must try Shawarma if you plan on visiting the UAE. Shawarma is a sandwich made with meat that is slow roasted for hours rotisserie style. It’s usually served with tabbouleh, taboon bread, farroush, tomato, and cucumber. Kuboos are also another food you just have to try in Sharjah, it’s just pita bread, but when its enjoyed fresh it’s a different experience.
About Sharjah Airport
SHJ is the second largest airport in the Middle East. More than 8 million people travel through the airport each year. Sharjah itself is known for its culture, heritage, and its tourist. Many tourist never set foot in Sharjah; it’s quite conservative, there’s no alcohol, parties, fancy restaurants, traffic, or beaches. However what it lacks in hip and trendy it makes up with its arts and culture.
Things to do in Sharjah
Although Sharjah won’t appeal to the party crowd if you’re an art lover you’ll be entering the cultural capital of the UAE. The Sharjah Art Museum is known worldwide and is the largest in the UAE. Enjoy 72 galleries on 3 floors. The Central Market nicknamed the Blue Souk, has over 60 shops that sell jewelry, food, electronics, gift items, perfume, clothes, and more.
There is also a Natural History Museum and Desert Park where you can learn about the Arabian Desert and the type of plants, animals, and geology there is in the UAE. Al Qasba where you can ride the Eye of the Emirates a huge Ferris wheel that lets you view the city if you don’t lose your lunch. There are more museums, shopping venues, and Kalba where you can go fishing.
Hotels near SHJ
Sharjah has many well-known nationally branded hotels like the Holiday Inn and the Radisson. For a moderately priced hotel stay you should visit the, Holiday Inn or the Radisson SAS Resort. Expect to pay AED 270 to 400. If you want to splurge a little stay at the Grand Hotel Sharjah or the Radisson Blu Resort which ranges in price from AED 700 to 900.