Getting to Sharjah
international airlines will go to
not Sharjah airport. The drive
from Dubai International Airport takes approximately
20 minutes to the hotel in Sharjah assuming normal
traffic conditions. The taxi fare can vary between
50-75 UAE Dirhams (3.68 UAE Dhs. = 1 US Dollar)
depending on traffic conditions. Abu Dhabi
International Airport is a two-hour drive to Sharjah.
Sharjah International Airport is the adjacent to AUS
Campus. You can still find air tickets to Sharjah
airport but mostly from the Middle East.
Not everyone requires a pre-issued visa to enter the
United Arab Emirates. Please look at the following
link very carefully to determine what applies to
your case. You can also inquire through the nearest
UAE embassy to your location. The location of UAE
embassies can be found
following this link.
Visa from Airlines: If you require a visa, we
strongly recommend that you issue it through the
Airline. Emirates airline and Air Arabia do help in
issuing visa for visitors to the United Arab
Emirates. Other airlines may do as well. Please look
at the links below.
from Hotels: Some hotels may offer visa services
for their guests. We recommend that you contact the
Sales Personnel of the specific hotel and check any
arrangement with them to issue a visa. More details
of these hotels are in the Accommodations section.
They hotels need a scanned passport sent via email
and the credit card number.
Visa from AUS: Only if you need a visa and
failed to get it through the airline or the hotel,
the American University of Sharjah will do its
best to help you. It is worth mentioning that,
in this circumstances, entrance to the UAE will be
limited to Sharjah and Dubai airports. To apply for
visa through the American University of Sharjah,
please note that the deadline is set for February
18, 2008. Following are the requirements:
Passport copy- minimum 6 months validation
2. One passport size colored photo
If you need this help, please make sure to email
conference manger, before Feb 18.