It is relatively easy to get from Dubai to Sharjah by bus. We took the bus from Union Square Bus Station, but you can also go from Deira City Centre or Al Gubaiba Bus Station among other places. You must buy your ticket from the ticket office before boarding. Only one way tickets were available and they cost 7AED. The bus was air conditioned and comfortable. The bus took us to Al Jubail Station and we were easily able to buy a ticket back. There were two ticket offices. One was for tickets to the Deira side of the Creek, the other for tickets to the Bur Dubai side of the Creek. This bus station is located right next to the fish souq, plant souq and vegetable souq. It is pretty close to the blue souq and the King Faisal Mosque.
Air Arabia -- if possible will never again fly with them. They dont give food, even if I wanted to pay them ... they said ' no change'. They put arabic songs, not indian.
I dont think they are budget airline other than advertisement. Just check their fares during season...it is so high. Tjis time I chose to go India on Srilankan airline, it cost 400AED lesser than airarabia, may take a little bit longer time, but people say this is better. Let me see.
Sharjah is a close neighbor to Dubai (it’s just a 15 minute drive from the centre of Sharjah to Dubai International Airport).
You can watch my 3 min 43 sec HD Video Sharjah Along by taxi to airport Dubai part 1 out of my Youtube channel with Emre Altug – Zalim Kus,
5 min 40 sec HD Video Sharjah Along by taxi to airport Dubai part 2,
3 min 28 sec HD Video Sharjah Along by taxi to airport Dubai part 3
with Alabina – Salm Ya Salama.
The UAE has an improved web site for the rta which is the local transit authority. On this site you can build a routing on the public transport within the Emirates. It is a great tool if you want to avoid the cabs. To get from the aiport in Sharjah I had to take 2 buses and the new metro which stops in front of Terminal three at DXB. The whole trip cost $5-7 USD which is much cheaper than the cabs.
Sharjah has a small but efficient airport that is home to Air Arabia for the most part. The rest of the flights tend to be strictly cargo. It is a small but managable place with connections via public transport to Dubai. If you take a cab it will cost around 30 USD but that is made up with the money you will save by flying on Air Arabia.
once you are out of the Arrival terminal you'll find a bus transportation that will take you to the city. The bus leaves every 30 minutes from 6 a.m. to midnight. It will coast 5 Dh (about 1 Euro). From the City but station you can take a bus to Dubai.
The rate between Sharjah Airport and Abo Dhabi or Al Ain is 35 Dh. This is can be paid directly in the bus, air arabia transfer service, @ Sharjah Airport or @ sales offices in Abu Dhab and Al Ain. The drop off/Pick up will be @ sales offices in Abu Dhab and Al Ain.
The Bus no loger stop at Dubai
From To Departure Arrival
1 Abu Dhabi Sharjah 03:30 06:00
2 Sharjah Abu Dhabi 08:00 10:00
3 Abu Dhabi Sharjah 09:00 11:00
4 Sharjah Abu Dhabi 12:00 14:00
5 Abu Dhabi Sharjah 17:00 19:00
6 Sharjah Abu Dhabi 20:00 22:00
7 Abu Dhabi Sharjah 18:00 20:30
8 Sharjah Abu Dhabi 22:30 01:00
From To Depar Arrival
1 Al Ain Sharjah 03:30 06:00
2 Sharjah Al Ain 08:30 10:30
3 Al Ain Sharjah 17:00 19:00
4 Sharjah Al Ain 20:00 22:00
Sharajah airport can be considered the Dubai local cost companies airport.
Infact it's just 30 minuts away from the cities.We left and landed here from Sanaa with air arabia.Evene if the airport is not as huge as the Dubai one, it's big enough to be a low cost one.
UAE travellers can reach Europe at attractive and affordable fares with Air Arabia!! :-)
UAE travellers who thought Europe is too far a destination to be affordable will be glad to know that Air Arabia LLC, the Middle East first low fares carrier flies twice weekly to Istanbul, also known as the 'Gateway to Europe'.
UAE travellers can reach Istanbul with Air Arabia & travel onward to key European cities with different low fares airlines.
Nizar Head of Sales for Air Arabia said 'Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is currently served by several low fare European carriers making it an ideal gateway for travellers looking for the best deals to travel to cities in UK, Germany, Holland, Italy and Switzerland'.
Low fares carriers that operate from Istanbul are Easyjet (www.easyjet.com), Germanwings (www.germanwings.com), Corendon (www.corendon.com), Condor (www.condor.com), Hapagfly (www.hapagfly.com).
'All these low fare airlines offer attractive rates for passengers to travel to European cities and tickets can be easily booked and paid online' says Recai Yilmaz Marketing Manager for Sabiha Goken airport.
Air Arabia holiday package to Istanbul also allows travellers to take short breaks over the week end to one of three European capitals of culture. Air Arabia flies twice weekly to Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul every Thursday and Sunday departing Sharjah at 22:15 to arrive in Istanbul at 01:40am and then depart Istanbul every Friday and Monday at 02:20am to arrive in Sharjah at 07:30am.
Current Air Arabia destinations include Afghanistan (Kabul), Armenia (Yerevan), Bahrain (Manama), Egypt (Alexandria, Assiut and Luxor), India (Chennai, Jaipur, Kochi, Mumbai, Nagpur and Thiruvananthapuram), Iran (Tehran), Jordan (Amman), Kazakhstan (Astana and Almaty), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Damman, Jeddah and Riyadh), Kuwait, Lebanon (Beirut), Nepal (Kathmandu), Oman (Muscat), Qatar (Doha), Sri Lanka (Colombo), Sudan (Khartoum), Syria (Aleppo and Damascus), Turkey (Istanbul), UAE (Sharjah) and Yemen (Sana'a).
Air Arabia, known in Arabic as Al Arabia or Al Arabiya, is a low-cost or budget airways established in October 2003 as a joint venture between two Sharjah government departments, the Civil Aviation Department and the Sharjah Airport Authority. Its slogan is (Be Smart. Pay Less. Fly More :-)
I have their T-Shirt :-)
Air Arabia is the first air lines of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and is focused on catering to flights within the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. It currrently has flights to Bahrain, Egypt, India, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. All flights provided by Al-Arabia are flown onboard a modified Airbus A320, which contains a total of 150 seats instead of 189 seats, So more leg space for tall travelers :-)
Air Fares (Ticket Prices)
As Air Arabia provides only the essentials needed for travelling, it has air fares that are normally 40% cheaper than other traditional airlines. Its fares are quoted on one-way basis, excluding taxes, fees and charges. The advantage of the one-way fare is to allow travellers to choose whether they wish to return and on what date. The initial fare quoted by Al-Arabia will increase as less seats are available on a particular flight, so its essential to book early to ensure the lowest cost of tickets.
Being a no-frills airlines, Air Arabia has a number of differences comparing to other commercial airlines:
A ticket is lost if the flight is missed and you can only change a ticket less than 24-hours before the flight.
The check-in counter is closed 45 minutes before a flight.
It is a ticket-less airlines, so all that is needed to check-in is a copy of the confirmation reference.
Each adult or child ticket gets 20 to 30 kilos in check-in baggage and 7 kilos in carry-on baggage.
Its flights don't have a first or business class.
PARA VISITAR SHARJAH DESDE DUBAI, TAN SOLO TOMA UN TAXI, ESTA A UNOS 15 MINUTOS, SIN PROBLEMA, ADEMAS AL IR DE TURISMO, IRAS A CONTRACORRIENTE DE LOS TRABAJADORES QUE FORMAN UNOS ATASCOS INTERMINABLES AL SER LA VIVIENDA MAS BARATA QUE EN DUBAI.TU IRAS HACIA SHARJAH POR LA MAÑANA, CUANDO LOS TRABAJADORES ENTREN EN DUBAI A TRABAJAR, Y DE REGRESO POR LA NOCHE, TU ENTRARAR A DUBAI, CUANDO LOS TRABAJADORES VUELVEN A SHARJAH, POR LO QUE NO TENDRAS PROBLEMAS CON LOS ATASCOS.DENTRO DE LA CIUDAD , LA ZONA HISTORICA Y ARTISTICA ES PERFECTAMENTE PEATONAL, LO MISMO QUE EL PASEO MARITIMO QUE LO PUEDES VISITAR ANDANDO.DESDE ALLI DEBES COGER UN TAXI PARA IR A LA ZONA DEL ZOCO AZUL, EL LAGO Y ALREDEDORES QUE ES PRECIOSA.NO HAY TRANSPORTE PUBLICO EN SHARJAH.Y COMO SIEMPRE SI NO TIENE TAXIMETRO, ACORDAR ANTE EL PRECIO.SI TIENES MAS DE UN DIA, PUEDES ACORDAR CON UN TAXI EL VER: EL MUSEO ARQUEOLOGICO, LA CIUDAD UNIVERSITARIA Y LA RESERVA DE FAUNA DEL DESIERTO.ESTOS 3 SITIOS SON ESTUPENDOS, SI TIENES TIEMPO, ESTAN DE CAMINO, PERO ALGO LEJOS Y EL TAXI DEBE LLEVARTE Y TRAERTE, SINO TE QUEDAS ALLI PORQUE NO HAY TAXIS
You can take min bus from Deira bus and taxi station near the intersection of Omar ibn al-Khattab and Al-Rigga Road. The fare is 5 Dh and its take aboutn 30-45 mins. The minibus stops at Sharjah city centre where you can explore the city and the key sights within walking distance.
There are 2 types of taxis in Sharjah - metered and un-metered. Metered are very cheap compared to taxis in the U.K. and are clean, usually reliable. A lot of the time they don't know where they're going and take you the long way around. Un-metered taxis are a lot more fun. If you're travelling within Sharjah, don't expect to pay more than 10 dhs. We pay 5 for a 10/15 minute journey. You have to haggle or they'll rip you off. For example, to get from our apt. to the shopping mall we always pay 5 dhs but every taxi that stops says 10 initially. If they say 10 final offer, slam the door and they'll honk their horn at you and say o.k 5. As soon as you shut the door, they know there;s no messing. Mwa ha ha. May seem really cheap to haggle down to what is less than a pound, but it's what the price is and you shouldn't pay more.
Sharjh is very close to Dubai, and well connected, the best way to go to this interesting emirate is by taxy, around 20$.