Sharjah International Airport serves the highly developed city of Sharjah, one of the emirates of the UAE. The airport is located approximately 11km from the main city and connects arrivals and departures both locally and internationally. Within the terminals are a number of car rental services available to cater for the tourists flowing in from all over the world.
Sharjah is one of the finest tourist destinations for the budding traveler looking for some adventure in Arabian soil. There are plenty of tourist hot spots within the area as well as activities to indulge either as a couple or a family.
The beauty of traveling in your own car rental is you have access to so many places that a bus tour cannot. Some of the pristine attractions within the area may not be on the bus itinerary, but you can access them any time you want in a private car.
Things to do
- Blue Souq - this is a pristine looking building with the town characterized by the blue tiles that form part of the decoration. This is a shopping mall of some sort where clothes, jewelry and other items can be bought. It’s also a great place to learn the culture of the locals.
- The maritime museum - if you are really interested in learning the rich culture of the Arabs and how fond they are by the sea. This museum holds the rich history of the ancient Arabs who used to dive into the deep turquoise seas looking for pearls. The museum also houses great records of the mighty voyages through see during the trade between India and the Far East Kingdom.
- The Corniche - a lovely pedestrian strip where you can take a walk anytime if you wish. There is a magnificent Iranian mosque along the walk with beautiful architectural details. You will also stumble on the Islamic Culture Museum on the same walk and can pop in for some historical education and view a few Islamic artifacts.
- Bird/animal Souq - drive down to the old town part of Sharjah on your car rental to this Souq. This Souq is a market where the outdoor area they sell cattle while the indoors is where they sell the poultry.
There is more to see in Sharjah on your car rental before returning it back. Make sure you discover many other tourist hotspots before you leave.