Fasten your seatbelts and explore Sharjah by car. Driving is one of the best ways to tour the emirate as it offers you the freedom to decide your own stops and breaks, and even enables you to be unconventional with your route selection.
Numerous car rental companies offer a wide array of vehicles in Sharjah. Prices vary from AED120/day to AED1000/day, depending on the car, its features, luxury and condition. Before you rent a car, you will need to check a few things:
- Do you have an international driving licence?
- Do you have a valid credit card?
- Do you have a copy of your passport?
- Does the rental company offer comprehensive car insurance, which includes personal accident coverage?
Shopping malls, hotels, public attractions and tourist spots offer ample parking, however parking on the road can be a bit problematic; it’s best to avoid it if you can.
In case of an accident, call the police at 05 563 4444 and wait for them to arrive – do not leave the scene of an accident.
For a fresh perspective of Sharjah, use the city’s water taxi or ‘Dhow’. Available for Al Qasba or Al Khalid Lagoon, these traditionally handcrafted wooden vessels, a testament of Sharjah’s maritime past, are one of the best, nontraditional ways of exploring the emirates.