If you plan to book a flight from Sharjah or have a connecting flight from the emirate, you will need to know how to get around Sharjah International Airport. Whether you are having a layover or are just passing through, our Sharjah Airport guide will help you plan your travel with ease. Here, we will cover details about facilities like airport lounges, WiFi access, lockers, and everything else new visitors must know about.
What to Expect at Sharjah International Airport
From luxury services to fast check-in and boarding, Sharjah International Airport offers a range of services to ensure that business travellers and tourists have experiences that are hassle-free. For example, this includes everything from a luxury VIP lounge service and amenities like wheelchair-access or taxis for handicapped passengers. Here is a general rundown of available services:
Arrivals and Departures
The best way to find out whether a flight is delayed or has landed is to sign up for the Sharjah International Airport flight tracking service. Visit the airport’s official website and press the “Track” option next to your desired flight. Input your phone number in the designated fields and you will receive the status of the flight via SMS. For a hassle-free check-in during departures, keep the following tips in mind:
- Find the row number for your flight’s check-in at the airport’s flight information display
- Some check-in counters offer services 48 or 2 hours prior to the departure time
Sharjah Airport Lounge
Centrally located, airport lounges at Sharjah International Airport are open 24/7. Charges apply for entry and lounges can be pre-booked — however, for most travellers, it’s a small price to pay for the added comfort, especially if their flights happen to be delayed.
Depending on personal requirements or the people in your party, you can access any of these Sharjah Airport lounge facilities:
- VIP Lounge: The VIP lounge features 4 private suites each of which is equipped with luxury amenities, Wi-Fi, entertainment and dedicated staff trained to manage travel processes
- Family Lounge: Reserved for families, the Family Lounge is also designed with amenities for elderly or disabled travelers
- VIP Lounges for Business and First Class Passengers: These lounges feature TV screens where passengers can view local and international news with access to refreshments.
Food and Beverage
Lounge access also comes with these perks:
- A selection of refreshments, cold and hot drinks are available 24/7
- Dinner buffet available from 07:00 pm to midnight
- Breakfast buffet available from 06:00 am to 10:00 am
- Lunch buffet available from 12:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Passengers can apply for a CIP Lounge voucher either through their tourism agency or airline. Walk-in guests can acquire vouchers at the lounge reception area. For a full list of services and charges, visit the Sharjah International Airport website or contact the facility:
- Sharjah Airport contact number: 00971-6-508-5520
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HALA Service, Sharjah Airport
Sharjah Airport’s HALA services offer travellers a seamless and convenient airport experience. Those who sign up for the service are provided Meet & Assist, Immigration clearance, Fast Track Check-in, Porter services and extensive Visa support services.
Price of Meet & Assist Packages
Depending on personal requirements, customers can opt for any of these Hala Meet & Assist packages:
- Gold Package: AED 210 per person with access to Business Class Lounge
- Arrival Package: AED 110 (Adult) |AED 275 (Family package for 2 adults and 2 kids) |AED 800 (Group package for 10 adults) | AED 60 (children from 2 to 12 years) | Free for infants (0 to 2 years old)
- Departure Package: AED 110 (Adults) | AED 60 (children from 2 to 12 years) | Free for infants (0 to 2 years old)
- Transit Package: AED 110 (Adults) | AED 60 (children from 2 to 12 years) | Free for infants (0 to 2 years old) | AED 275 (family package)
For a full list of costs associated with other HALA services, like Visa deposits or Visa cancellation, visit the Sharjah Airport website.
Sharjah Airport caters to a number of international travellers. ATM and currency exchange machines situated in different areas of the airport enable visitors to take care of any banking or financial needs. For example, the airport features some of the world’s leading exchange centres where travellers can sell and buy currencies for more than 50 different destinations.
Family amenities at Sharjah International Airport include a Family Lounge, Kid’s Play Area with a “drop and go” service where parents can leave their children with qualified staff while they shop, eat or pray. There are also Baby Care Rooms which are easily accessible at the arrival and departure halls.
Limited Mobility Services
Sharjah Airport has dedicated parking spaces for easy collection and drop-off for disabled passengers. Located at the main entrance of the Sharjah Airport Departures and Arrivals terminals, parking spaces for passengers with limited mobility are marked with a wheelchair symbol and are available for free. The customer service staff is also trained in sign language to assist travellers who are hearing impaired.
Sharjah Airport is located 13km southeast of Sharjah and 15km away from central Dubai. It’s also easily reachable via coach services, taxis and public transport. Examples of these services include the MWASALAT bus service, easily recognisable via the bright orange buses which operate within Sharjah. Air Arabia’s air-conditioned buses are another option. With pre-booking available, these coaches operate within Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Ras Al Khaimah.
Sharjah Airport Taxi Service
Taxis offer door to door services to and from Sharjah International Airport. Known as Sharjah Taxi, the transport service is available for 24 hours. All taxies at the airport are fitted with meters and are available at taxi stands within easy reach of arrival areas in each terminal. An additional surcharge of AED 20 is required for all taxis booked at the airport. To call a Sharjah Taxi to your hotel or home in Sharjah, refer to the following details:
- Sharjah Taxi contact: 600-525-252
Prefer to drive yourself? Available 24/7, car rental services are available at the airport terminal. Sharjah Airport offers rental services from local and international car hire companies. Depending on special requirements or budget constraints, travellers can hire anything from SUVs to smaller budget-friendly vehicles.
Sharjah Airport Parking
Car parking at the airport is available as a pay-by-the-hour service. You can also leave your vehicle at the 24-hour car parking for the short or long term. Here is a general overview for a better idea of charges for short and long term parking in Sharjah airport:
- 30 minutes: AED 11
- 30 to 60 minutes: AED 16
- 2 hours: AED 27
- 4 hours: AED 48
Additionally, drop-off parking services are located outside the Sharjah Airport Arrivals and Departure buildings. Visit the Sharjah Airport website for additional charges.
Sharjah Airport Restaurants
There are several popular food outlets at Sharjah Airport to ensure that travellers never get hungry. Open 24 hours a day, the food court serves everything from snacks to desserts, dinner and breakfast. Some of the many outlets include:
- Costa Coffee
- London Dairy
- Dunkin Donuts
- Fusion Bites
Sharjah Airport Duty Free shop
Offering products that are exempt from certain national taxes, duty-free shops offer travellers a convenient way to shop for gifts. The same applies to the retail outlets in Sharjah Airport. Managed by Dufry, the duty-free shops inside Sharjah Airport offer a range of fragrances, technologies, confectionaries and beauty products at low prices.
Sharjah International Airport works with the UAE Police, UAE Civil Aviation Authority and the UAE Immigration Authority to ensure that travelers stay safe. After clearing immigration, you will be required to go through the screening process. This may include:
- Placing any metallic objects like car keys and electronic devices, smartphones and laptops in the tray provided
- Removing coats, belts and shoes
- Remove gels, aerosols and liquid items from your travel bag or purse and place it in a provided tray
Additionally, medication or special foods like baby food must be carried separately. Keep in mind that you may also be required to produce proper prescriptions for any medicines you are carrying.
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