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University of Sharjah
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VISA & COVID-19
Program at a glance
The University of Sharjah is located 15 minutes from the main centers of cultural interest in Sharjah and 30 minutes from the main centers of cultural and consumer interest in Dubai. Transportation to all destinations is both affordable and conveniently arranged by taxi.
The University is located near the
Sharjah International Airport (SHJ)
and is a 20-minute drive from
Dubai International Airport (DXB)
, assuming normal traffic conditions.
You can arrange airport pick-up/drop-off through your hotel booking or take a local taxi from/to the airport.
Make sure to check the VISA and COVID-19 requirements before booking your flight.
Sharjah is the third largest of the seven emirates after Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and is the most historic, reputed for its artistic culture and educational facilities whilst retaining the traditional values of an Islamic city. Sharjah is a magnificent Emirate and a thriving, bustling city famed for its culture, heritage, and tourist attractions.
Having been crowned by UNESCO the "Cultural Capital of the Arab World" in 1998, the Islamic Culture Capital for 2014 and the Arab Tourism Capital for 2015, the smiling emirate of Sharjah has for generations, been welcoming visitors from around the world. Sharjah is an ideal destination for those who enjoy sun, sea and sand but also like to savor an oriental atmosphere and experience ancient culture.
Sharjah makes both an attractive and highly economical holiday destinations as it is only 10 minutes away from Dubai by car, which makes it possible to easily combine an exotic environment with the attractions of a modern city.
In Sharjah, in October, the average high-temperature is 36°C (96.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 20.6°C (69.1°F). Drink plenty of water.
The UAE is an Islamic country and you should respect local traditions, customs, laws and religions. Be aware of your actions and take care not to offend other cultures or religious beliefs.
The UAE is one of the region's most tolerant states, carefully balancing the needs of tourists from all over the world with the traditions of an Islamic society. Visitors should be aware that, in keeping with Sharjah's decency guidelines introduced in 2001, revealing clothing is not acceptable for men and women. It's fine to wear swimwear at the beach or hotel pool, but visitors should dress modestly in public places like shopping malls and hotel lobbies. This means covering up from shoulder to knee and avoiding tight, transparent or revealing clothes. Lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year, with a cardigan, sweater or light jacket for cooler winter nights and air-conditioned premises.
The currency of Sharjah is the dirham (Dhs), also known as the Arab Emirate Dirham (AED), which is divided into 100 fils. Notes come in denominations of 1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5, and coins include AED 1, 50 fils and 25 fils.
In case of an emergency, you can call the following numbers while anywhere in the UAE:
999 for Police
998 for Ambulance
997 for Fire Department (Civil Defence)
Learn more about Sharjah:
VISA/COVID 19 page