Visa Information

The procedures / rules given below are for information only and are subject to change without prior notice, Most travellers need to obtain a visa prior to entering the country.

Hotels, for a nominal fee, normally process visas for UAE visitors. However, passport holders from the following countries can get an entry permit stamped on their passport on arrival.

  • GCC visa holders (certain designations only).
  • France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Cyprus, Finland, Malta, Spain, Monaco, Vatican City, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia Regulations.
  • Passports must have minimum six months' validity at the time of applying for an Entry Permit.
  • Photographs need to be recent and in colour. (Polaroid photographs are not accepted).
  • Those who are already in the UAE cannot get another Entry Permit until he/she departs from the UAE.

Hotel Information

Accommodation facilities are aplenty with several hotels and hotel apartments in both Sharjah and Dubai located within easy reach of Expo Centre Sharjah. The link below will take you to a list of some of the hotels and furnished apartments offering suitable accommodation.

Search for a hotel from the list and take advantage of the special discounted rates we have negotiated with these hotels for our guests.

Please use the online reservation form to avail of corporate rates.
(Please note that Expo Centre Sharjah does not guarantee any special rates for bookings done directly with the hotel).

Flight Information

Two airports – Sharjah and Dubai airports – situated within close proximity provide excellent connectivity to Expo Centre Sharjah.

While Dubai International Airport is just 10 minutes by road, Sharjah International Airport is 15 minutes away. More than 120 airlines fly to Dubai International Airport. The number of airlines having services from Sharjah International Airport is more than 40. And between them, these airports connect to most of the cities across the world.

Car Rentals

Leading car rentals companies have airport counters in Dubai and Sharjah, offering all types of services and vehicles, and transfer services.