Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be a commentary?

Yes, our route is commented in 7 languages: Arabic, English, Russian, German, Chinese, Spanish and Urdu. The buses are provided with a GPS triggered audio system. You will get a free headset upon arrival to the bus with a valid ticket.


Is there Internet connection in your buses?

Yes. You can connect to the wifi right after you hop on the bus. It is free of charge and no password required.


How long is my ticket valid for?

Depends which option of the ticket you will go for. It will be either 24 hours or 48 hours from the moment you validate your ticket with City Sightseeing staff. Passengers can get on and get off the buses along the route unlimited times. When your option is 48 hour ticket, you can take free shuttle bus transferring you to City Sightseeing Dubai.


Is the ticket valid for one route or all the routes?

You can use your ticket for any route. The 24 hour ticket entitles you to enjoy Cultural (green), Leisure (red) and Night (blue) tour. The connecting point of the Cultural and Leisure tour is in Central Souq (bus stop No. 1).

The 48 hour ticket entitles you to take Cultural (green), Leisure (red), Night (blue) tour, to take our free shuttle bus to Dubai and all the routes of City Sightseeing Dubai.


What does the 24h ticket include?

The 24 hour ticket is basically sightseeing in Sharjah only. You can use all the routes of City Sightseeing Sharjah and you are entitled to avail many discounts for restaurants, shopping or attractions. Kindly refer to the information on our flyers or ask our friendly staff.


What does the 48h ticket include?

The 48 hour ticket is a combined ticket which gives you the option to do sightseeing in two cities at the same time: Sharjah and Dubai. There are many discounts for other attractions, restaurants, free entry tickets. Please ask our staff for the offers in Sharjah and City Sightseeing Dubai staff for the options in Dubai.


When I purchase 48h ticket, does it mean I have to spend 24h in Sharjah and 24h Dubai?

No. It is completely up to you how you manage your time. You can also do 48h sightseeing in Sharjah or 48h sightseeing in Dubai only.


Can I pre-purchase my ticket?

Yes, via this website, from your hotel and from various agencies and tour operators. For more information please contact here.


Is there a discount for purchasing in advance?

No.


If I purchased the ticket in advance, do I have to take the tour on a given day?

No. This is a major advantage of our tours. They are flexible. If you purchase in advance, the ticket is valid for 3 months from the date of travel specified on your booking.


Is any attraction entry included in the cost of the tour ticket?

City Sightseeing Sharjah ticket offers their holder the possibility to enjoy many discounts and rewards in many museums, restaurants, attractions and shops in the city. You can always refer to the information on the flyer or approach our staff.


Does my ticket give me any more added benefits?

Yes. Retain your ticket because it gives you 10% discount off your next City Sightseeing tour ticket in any City Sightseeing destination worldwide to be used within 12 months.


Where can I buy my ticket from?

  • On the bus at any bus stop along the route
  • From our sales staff at the main stops: Al Majaz Park, Al Qasba, Central Souk, Mega Mall and Sahara Centre
  • From your hotel, agency desk or selected shops
  • Online, from this website

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Credit cards are also accepted.

Can I pay with Euros, Dollars or any other foreign currency?

Foreign currencies are accepted. Please check with our staff for exchange rate.


Will we see all the major sights?

Yes. Our tour routes are the most comprehensive way to see Sharjah.


What is the duration and timing of the tour?

The tour consists of 2 routes: Cultural (green) and Leisure (red). The Cultural tour takes 1 hour and the Leisure tour 1 hour 30 minutes approximately. Frequency between buses is approximately 30 minutes during the year and 50 minutes during summer season.

There is a bus-timing schedule on each bus stop pole.

Buses are running from Central Souq - Bus Stop No.1:

Regular time of the year:
Daily tour (Cultural and Leisure tours): 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Night tour (blue tour): Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.


What are hop on hop off stops?

City Sightseeing Sharjah buses operate on agreed continuous routes. Along these routes, there are key points of interest and attractions. Our hop on - hop off stops are carefully selected to enable you to visit the most interesting tourist places Sharjah offers. Simply hop off at any bus stop you want and return to the same stop to continue your tour taking the next bus.


Do the tour buses provide travel between cities?

Yes. If you purchase the 48 ticket, you can take a free shuttle bus from Central Souq in Sharjah to Deira City Center in Dubai (or vice versa) which connects Sharjah and Dubai City Sightseeing tours.


Are tour buses very frequent?

Regular frequency is 30 to 35 minutes, except of summer season (June, July, August and September) when the frequency is 50 minutes. However, timing can be affected by traffic conditions in peak hours during the day.

The shuttle bus departure frequency is 2 hours from both destinations: Central Souq in Sharjah and Deira City Center in Dubai.


Do all tours operate year round?

Yes. Buses are running on a daily basis.


Can we join the tour at any stop?

Yes, the tour commentary is linked to stops, so if you stay on the bus you will always hear the full commentary. However we recommend you to start the route at the bus stop No. 1 at Central Souq. That is also the connecting point of Cultural and Leisure tour.


What is the best way to use the hop on and off facility?

If you are unfamiliar with Sharjah, we recommend you to take one complete circuit and listen to the commentary. You can then decide which places you would like to visit and you can re-use the bus as you wish with your 24 hour ticket.


Will we be able to recognize the bus stops?

Yes, our bus stop poles are branded and numbered, with timing and useful information on it.


Do tours operate Fridays?

Yes we operate 7 days a week.


Do you provide a hotel pick up?

No, because we have to operate a tour route and timings. However, in a number of instances, hotels are situated close to a City Sightseeing tour bus stop.


Can wheelchair users travel on your buses?

Yes. Our buses are equipped with wheelchair access facilities and there is a reserved space for them in every bus.

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