Country Profile

Emirate of Sharjah
(Imārat al-Shāriqa)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
02 December 1971
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
n/a of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
n/a of 242 in the World

The Country


Sharjah is one of the emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates. It is located in the north of the country, in between Dubai and Umm al Quwain. Sharjah also owns three enclaves on the east coast, on the Gulf of Oman, one of which is a major port.

The emirate has a land area of 2,590 sq km (1,000 sq miles), making it the third largest emirate. The population was 890,700 in 2008. The city itself lies on the Persian Gulf coast.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Sharjah History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Sharjah
wikipedia: Sharjah
wikipedia: History of Sharjah


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Sharjah.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Sharjah civil aircraft use the UAE registration sequence A6-AAA to A6-ZZZ.

All-time United Arab Emirates – civil aircraft register (A6-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (UAE Air Force)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Sharjah Ruler’s Royal Flight)
Coast Guard Aviation (UAE Coast Guard) – no aviation unit

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – the Police Air Wing provides helicopter EMS services
Police Aviation (Sharjah Police Air Wing)

Commercial Aviation

Air Arabia
Gulf Wings

wikipedia: Airlines of Sharjah

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Sharjah

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

None at present

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

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