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Living in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Sharjah, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 15 people living in Sharjah what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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15 comments on “Sharjah”

Sharjah is nice, clean and the safest city where you can go out at night. Highly protected and under surveillance all the time.

Faizan, says: 2023

A person considering moving to my city should know is that Sharjah as one of the Emirates city is more strict compared to Dubai. As an Arab country there are rules wherein public display of affection is strongly prohibited as well wearing clothes which are revealing or too short for ladies. As for the housing the rental prices is much cheaper than of Dubai.

Sharjah is among the under-rated emirates in UAE. It has beautiful mosques, a beach, a fully maintained corniche for families to hang out, few large malls for shopping and many other restaurants and cafes to check out.Many hang-out areas for all ages can be easily found all around this city. The rent of apartments is relatively low compared to Dubai. If looking for a more relaxed and quiet place to reside with your family, Sharjah is your city! Its beauty lies in its simplistic architecture and modest view. The ruler of Sharjah has focused largely on the education provided at all levels and I can pretty much guarantee it is excellent. Having studied at a previous school here; students are trained at a very early age to tackle all kinds of situation and become eligible. Eligible to study anywhere else in the world! It is that advanced with studies. Huge universities, parks, theatres, etc. awaits the its future residents from outside the country and/or city.

My city is actually in a Muslim country which is located in Dubai, United Emirates. It is nice though you are not allowed to take any photos of any civilians or people for they value privacy of everyone. Living in this city is nice, peaceful and quiet but it’s also boring in someway.

Madiha, says: 2020

If an individual were to move to my city, they would be delighted. They would be ecstatic about the fact that there are numerous restaurants in each city block, and that there are three large malls in each corner of the city. Having said that, they should be aware, that many individuals in my city are quite conservative – and as such, they should avoid wearing less clothing in public.

Sharjah is a very lively city, many expats reside here as they find it very tranquil. The people of the city are always ready to lend a helping hand. People prefer to live her as the health care and education system is quite remarkable. People who want to experience a change of environment should take Sharjah into consideration.

Mariam, says: 2020

United Arab Emirates as a whole is a very lively country and Sharjah in specific is more on the cheaper side of U. A. E, making it pretty crowded and loud at all times of the day. Besides that, you should be really smart about choosing an apartment, for all I know, people here rent a 20,000 value apartment for 70,000 Dirhams.

Perviz, says: 2020

Sharjah is very small but densely populated. It has a beautiful environment and is very peaceful. The residents of this city enjoy taking long walks in the parks and have a lot of fun together. This place is perfect for living and raising a family. I love this city and you will too!

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, has plenty of beautiful views and lots of affordable hotels and restaurants. The cost of living is cheaper compared to other Emirates. Most working people in Dubai are living here. The security is very safe. There’s a peaceful ambiance, with parks and playgrounds free to use anytime.

Sharjah is a very vibrant city which is considered the cultural capital of UAE. Someone moving to the city should know the emphasis on the culture is a bit high and so they should try not to offend and religious sensibilities. It is also the home to many residents working in Dubai so it’s a bit crowded and traffic jams are daily occurrences.

Christiaan, says: 2020

Being one of the biggest states of UAE, Sharjah is comparatively less expensive in house rents, food and party. On other hand, Sharjah keeps worst repute due to it’s heavy traffic during office timings. it has Asia’s biggest Automobile Industry and Spare Parts market and its beaches are worth visiting.

Sharjah is a city rich in cultural heritage, with forts and museums sprawled throughout. The border with the Arabian gulf creates a moisture laden atmosphere, where one just wants to dress in their shorts and head down to Al Mamzar to enjoy the jaw dropping sunset. Not unlike the bordering city of Dubai, Sharjah has a roaring nightlife consisting of souks, shopping malls and a wide variety of restaurants that cater to many tastes of shopper and diners.

Amodini, says: 2020

Sharjah is a beautiful and peaceful city. Its people are friendly, kind, and helpful. It is known for having a lot of well known universities and educational institutions. It also has a lot of beautiful parks, malls, and big public libraries. People who are interested in research can visit its research institutions. I recommend people to move and live in Sharjah.

Muhammad, says: 2020

Sharjah is a beautiful UAE city where I have been staying with my family for years. I suggest a friend getting an apartment since rent is cheaper than in other emirates. people find convenience with transportation; buses and taxis are available at a reasonable rate. As a Filipino I find comfort living in this friendly multicultural environment.

Rent rates are less compared to Dubai but one drawback being non availability of Metros. There are lot of parks and corniche where one could unwind after a long day’s work. One could say that the living cost in Sharjah is less compared to Dubai. Here there aren’t any saliks (Toll) too. you save on that too.

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