Moving to Sharjah
Greens Removals specialise in international removals to Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. We are an overseas removal company, providing high quality, competitively priced international house moves to UAE - including the states of Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah and Ras al-Khaimah. We ship to and from Sharjah in the UAE and between most European and international destinations.
Whether you require a dedicated container, part load or air freight our removals to Sharjah service can be tailored to suit your requirements and can include packing, storage shipping and unpacking.
Greens Removals are committed to providing a high quality service for each and every move we undertake. We are a member of the British Association Removers (Overseas Movers) and also fully bonded members of the Movers Trading Club. We have also been been awarded the British Kite Mark which recognises excellence within international moving companies and the removal industry. We aim to take the stress out of your move to Sharjah or the United Arab Emirates, saving you time and worry.
Our Removals to Sharjah service can include the following:
All quotes are tailored to your requirements.
Moving to Sharjah : About Sharjah
Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has a population of 4.76 million and visitors can find much to discover and enjoy.
Here you can wonder at the many heritage sites and museums, marvel at the beauty of the magnificent mosques, take a visit to the fascinating tradition markets (called souks) and shop in modern malls. You can also admire the natural beauty the Arabian deserts, scenic mountains and seas, take a walk around the lagoons or simply just appreciate the sun.
Visitors who always dress carefully and extend reasonable behaviour, will always enjoy an exceptional time in the United Arab Emirates. They must be aware that alcohol is banned in Sharjah and strict dress rules apply.
The United Arab Emirates is not a monarchy or a republic, instead it is a Federation of seven monarchies where the rulers have absolute power within their emirates. The emir of Sharjah is Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammed Al Qasimi. Of the seven emirates, Sharjah is the third largest emirate.
Sharjah has coastline on the Arabian Coast and the Gulf of Oman. As well as Sharjah city, which is situated on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, the emirate has three of its regions on the superb east coast: Dibba Al Hisn, Kalba as well as Khor Fakkan. Historically Sharjah was one of the wealthiest town's in the region and there was a settlement here as far back as 5000 years ago.
Moving to Sharjah : Population
Sharjah's population of just under 5 million is the equivalent to 19 per cent of the total population of the United Arab Emirates. Most of those residents live in Sharjah city, which amounts to 85 per cent of the population of Sharjah.
Moving to Sharjah :Geography
Sharjah is the only one of the emirates with land on both the Arabian Gulf Coast as well as the Gulf of Oman.
The emirates land total covers 2,600 square metres which makes up 3.3 per cent of the total area of the United Arab Emirates, with the exception of the islands. It neighbours Dubai and is easily accessible to Dubai International Airport, which is just a quarter of an hour's drive away.
The emirate has Sharjah International Airport is a major cargo airport and also the main base for Air Arabia, providing links to the outside world, along with Port Khalid.
Moving to Sharjah : Language
Although the official language is Arabic, English is the main language spoken in business and trade.
Moving to Sharjah : Religion
The main religion of Shajah is Islam, which is also the official state religion.
Moving to Sharjah : Climate
The UAE experiences a subtropical, dry climate with extremely hot summers and warm winters. In July and August temperatures are sweltering and can reach more than 48 degrees centigrade on the coastal plain.
In January and February the average minimum temperatures are around 10 - 14 degrees centigrade. Especially unpleasant is a humid south easterly wind, known as the Sharqi, during the late summer months. The coastal region can sometimes experience violent dust storms.
Moving to Sharjah : Economy and Culture
Sharjah city plays host to the main commercial and administrative centres and is also exceptionally rich in culture, having made a name for itself as the cultural capital of the United Arab Emirates.
In 1998 the emirate won the very prestigious UNESCO award for being the cultural capital of the Arab world. This is partly down to the fact that Sharjah has a staggering 17 museums.
The Expo Centre Sharjah is renowned for its famous book fair where hundreds of publishers from across the globe converge on the centre, bringing together thousands of titles. The Emir also takes a very keen interest in this annual event.
Shajah's distinctive landmarks include two covered souks, as well as plenty of majestic mosques. There are also recreational areas and public parks such as Al Jazeirah Fun Park and Al Buheirah Corniche.
Moving to Sharjah : Etiquette
Of all the emirates, Sharjah is the only one where the sale, along with the possession and consumption of alcohol is banned.
Here they have very strict decency laws - which are the strictest in the whole of the United Arab Emirates. Laws were introduced in 2001 whereby a conservative dress code applies to both men and women.
It is illegal for unmarried men and women to mix. The law clearly states "A man and a woman who are not in a legally acceptable relationship should not be alone in public places, or in suspicious times or circumstances."
Moving to Sharjah : Education
The educational system in the United Arab Emirates is made up of primary schools, middle schools and high schools and a mix of private and government funded ones.
The government funded schools are free for UAE citizens and the curriculum is formed to match the UAE development's goals and values. School tuition in the UAE is taught in Arabic with emphasis on English as a second language. Private school fees vary.
Sharjah has six universities which include University of Sharjah, Skyline College Sharjah, The American University of Sharjah (AUS), Troy University - ITS Sharjah Campus, Sharjah Men's College and Sharjah Women's College.
Moving to Sharjah : Sports
Sharjah's cricket ground - The Sharjah International Stadium - has hosted 200 cricket One day Internationals, which amount to more than any other ground in the United Arab Emirates and has also hosted 4 Test matches. However, the venue's use has diminished after the new 20,000 set stadium in Abu Dhabi (called the Sheikh Zayed Stadium) has taken over as the preferred venue for cricket in the Emirates.
The Sharjah Sports Council takes the responsibility of managing the sports establishments in Sharjah.
Moving to Sharjah : Media
The English speaking newspaper in Sharjah is The Gulf Today and the Arabic newspaper is Al Khaleej. The emirate's television channel is Sharjah TV.
Moving to Sharjah : Transport
The first public transport system in Sharjah began in May 2008 with 11 buses on the first route, which was made up of Route 14 from Sharjah International Airport to Al-Sharq terminal. At the start of 2010 Sharjah had 115 intercity buses which make a total of 250 trips a day. Taxis are also available and fares have set fixed price rates.
Moving to Sharjah : Time
Sharjah is four hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.