Hertz in Sharjah

Car rental in Sharjah, the third largest city in the United Arab Emirates, is easy thanks to Hertz car rental branches conveniently located at the airport and within the city itself.

It’s advisable to rent a car in Sharjah if you want to get around. The dazzling city does have an intercity bus service and many taxis, but hiring a car gives you the flexibility to see the emirate at your own pace, as well as enabling you to travel into neighbouring Dubai. Hiring a car means you can take a trip to the sandy white beaches at the Sharjah Cornich before heading off to see some of Sharjah’s cultural attractions. It also means you’ll be able to carry all of your shopping from the Souq Al Arsah – the oldest marketplace in the UAE.

Driving and Parking in Sharjah

You will need a full driving licence and must be over 21 to rent a car in Sharjah. If you are from outside the United Arab Emirates you will also need an International Driving Permit (IDP). For more information about driving regulations in Sharjah, take a look at our page about renting a car in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Although there is some free and private parking around Sharjah, most parking is managed by Sharjah Municipality and is paid for via SMS. Full details of how this works can be found on Sharjah Municipality’s website, but it involves you sending a text message including your licence plate details and receiving a text message back with your parking permit. 10 minute before this is due to expire, you will receive a reminder message to which you can reply to extend the permit. The parking charges will be paid via your phone bill.

Driving in Sharjah follows the rules of the majority of the United Arab Emirates. You drive on the right hand side of the road and you should be aware that flashing your lights can mean that another vehicle is coming through, as opposed to giving way. You should stay focused on the road as driving is fast paced. So if you hire a car in the UAE make sure you always follow the rules of the road.

Driving in and around Sharjah

Key Routes

The biggest key route through Sharjah is the E11 motorway, which links Sharjah with Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Umm al Quwayn, Ras Al Khaimah and other important towns and cities within the UAE. It runs across the city and links with other key highways.

Another key route in Sharjah is Corniche Street, which runs right along the waterfront. A beautiful drive in itself thanks to stunning views, Corniche Street also accesses some of the major hotels and resorts in Sharjah.

Major Highways

There are several major highways that run from Sharjah, connecting it to other key locations so you can plan your itinerary when you rent a car in Sharjah.

Motorways such as the E11, E88, E102, E311, E611 and S112 connect Sharjah with other parts of the UAE, making it easy to navigate and explore. You should be very aware of speed limits on these roads as Sharjah have installed radars to monitor speeds and you can be issued with a hefty fine depending on how much you exceed the local limit by. To avoid problems, make sure you’re aware of the local speed limit at all times. Motorways designated with an ‘E’ refer to roads that connect different emirates, roads marked with an ’S’ run within the emirate.

Sharjah Airport

Sharjah Airport

Inside Arrivals Terminal, Kiosk 2, Outside baggage claim area, Sharjah Airport, Sharjah, 36800

Monday-Sunday; 08:00-20:00

Dubai Head Office, Al Rashidiya Dubai Airport Terminal 1 Dubai Airport Terminal 3 Dubai Motor City Dubai Marina Dubai Festival City Abu Dhabi Airport Etihad Plaza, Abu Dhabi Al Reem, Abu Dhabi Al Reef, Abu Dhabi Sharjah Airport Al Hamra Mall, RAK

Dubai Head Office, Al Rashidiya

Address

Um Ramool, Rashidiya,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 2060206

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 09:00-22:00

Dubai Airport Terminal 1

Address

Terminal 1 Arrivals Hall, Dubai International Airport,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 2245222

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 24 hours

Dubai Airport Terminal 3

Address

Terminal 3 Arrivals Hall, Dubai International Airport,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 2203013

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 24 hours

Dubai Motor City

Address

Shop 8, Ground Floor, Foxhill 8, Motor City,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 4273200

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 08:00-20:00 Saturday; Closed

Dubai Marina

Address

Hertz - Dubai Marina City Premiere Marina Deluxe Hotel Apartment ,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 4226775

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 08:00-20:00 Saturday Closed

Dubai Festival City

Address

InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 7011239

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 08:00-17:00 Saturday; Closed

Abu Dhabi Airport

Address

4th Level, Sky Plaza Park, Abu Dhabi Airport,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2 5998939

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 24 hours

Etihad Plaza, Abu Dhabi

Address

Etihad Plaza, Al Raha, Etihad Village,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2 55 69130

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 09:00-18:00 Saturday; Closed

Al Reem, Abu Dhabi

Address

Marina Square, Al Reem Island,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2 6320494

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 09:00-18:00 Saturday; Closed

Al Reef, Abu Dhabi

Address

Al Reef Downtown, ,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2 645 8488

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 09:00-18:00 Saturday; Closed

Sharjah Airport

Address

Inside Arrivals Terminal, Kiosk 2, Outside baggage claim area, Sharjah Airport,
Sharjah ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 6 5528290

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 08:00-20:00

Al Hamra Mall, RAK

Address

Unit 52, First Floor, Al Hamra Mall, Sheikh Muhammad Bin Salem Rd,
Ras Al Khaimah ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 7 2434386

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 10:00-21:00

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