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Al Sweihat, Sharjah

About Al Sweihat, Sharjah

Al Sweihat is a sub-community in the Wasit suburb, located near the Sharjah-Ajman border and the SAIF Zone. Wasit Suburb consists of six sub-communities alongside the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) and the Sharjah-Ajman border. 

They feature villas with a family-oriented lifestyle in a tranquil setting. Al Sweihat consists of spacious villas, open spaces, parks, supermarkets, and mosques. Its proximity to nearby schools makes it an ideal community for families. It is home to many government offices and the Sharjah Federal Police School.

Key Highlights of Al Sweihat, Sharjah

What's Great Here!
  • Modern amenities
  • Proximity to the international airport
  • Very friendly locality with gentle locals
  • A very luxurious lifestyle
What Needs Attention!
  • Keeping pace up with the growing population here is a challenge

  • Lesser greenery around

Real Estate Overview in Al Sweihat, Sharjah

The community offers leasehold and freehold villas, ranging from three to six bedrooms and spacious layouts, each consisting of a large compound and Majlis. Some villas are fully furnished, with kitchen appliances, decor, outdoor patio furniture, and garden swing sets.

3-bedroom villas have a built-up area of 2,300 square feet, and the 4-bedroom villas are over 3,700 square feet. The spacious 6-bedroom villas have an area of around 9,000 square feet. In addition to the bedrooms with attached bathrooms, each villa has an airy living and dining area, a kitchen, a powder room, and carpeted grass.

Public Transport

Sharjah's public transportation system provides its citizens with accessible services like buses and taxis. On Abdullah Salem Al Sabah Street (S119), there are two bus stops-  the Al Andalus School Bus Stop and the Wasit Suburb R/A Bus Stop. Besides, there are other bus stations, which include Al Sweihat on Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalid Al Qasimi Street (S130), the Sharjah Central Jail, and the Sharjah Driving Institute bus stop.

Due to the community's local distance to Dubai, a short drive to the Dubai Metro is convenient for those who are interested in visiting the nearby town. The closest metro stations to Al Sweihat are on Al Nahda Street, Airport Road, and Al Ittihad Road (E11) and can be reached in 13 to 20 minutes, including the Etisalat Metro Station on Al Nahda Street, the Rashidiya Metro Station on Airport Road, and the Al Qiyadah Metro Station on Al Ittihad Road (E11).


Nurseries and Educational Institutes

The city has numerous prominent educational institutions, most of which are at a closer distance to Al Sweihat. Some of the well-known schools here include:

  • Al Kamal American Private School – Al Ramtha
  • International School of Creative Science – Muwaileh Commercial
  • Sharjah American International School – Al Ramaqia
  • Delta English School – Muwaileh Commercial


The community residents have access to many of Sharjah’s best supermarkets. Some of them include:

  • Nesto Hypermarket
  • Freshway Supermarket
  • Munawwar Ansari Supermarket
  • Al Telal Supermarket 
  • Al Shamah Supermarket 

Healthcare Facilities

The Wasit Health Centre in the community remained an essential hub for COVID-19 medical services and screenings. For other medical emergencies and treatments, residents can travel to a few nearby hospitals, such as:

  • Regal Medical Centre
  • Via Medica International Healthcare
  • Thumbay Hospital
  • NMC Multi-specialty Clinic
  • Al Qassimi Hospital – Al Khezamia
  • Canadian Medical Centre
  • National Centre of Modern Medicine

Places of Worship

There are a number of mosques in the Al Sweihat locality including:

  • Federal Police School Mosque 
  • Um Almo’amneen Maymonah Bint Alharith Mosque
  • Qudamah Ibn Malik Mosque
  • Amer bin Thabit Mosque
  • Um Alm’amneen Maymonah Bint Alharith 

For churches, the nearby choices are:

  • St. Michael’s Catholic Church
  • Prayer and Worship Point Church
  • Grace Evangelical Church
  • Russian Orthodox Church
  • Union Church Sharjah

Nevertheless, Al Sweihat caters not just to the Abrahamic religions but to Hindus and Sikhs as well. Some of the prominent ones are:

  • Shiva Temple
  • Shree Krishna Haveli / Shrinathji Temple
  • Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir
  • Guru Nanak Darbar

The Best Hotels in Al Sweihat

There are no hotels in Al Sweihat or its surrounding communities, so the nearest ones are more than ten minutes away. Many of these are concentrated in the emirate of Ajman and Sharjah's newer and corniche areas. Some of the renowned hotels near Al Sweihat are:

  • Al Ain Hotel Apartments – Al Ittihad Street, Ajman
  • Radisson Blu Resort – Corniche Road (5-Star)
  • Al Rawdha Hotel Apartments – Al Zahra'a Street
  • Al Hamra Hotel – Street 14, Al Andalus Square, Al Majarra


Shopping Centers and Malls

There are many malls in the city where residents can fulfill their purchase requirements. The closest shopping malls near Al Sweihat are:

  • Al Shaab Village
  • Matajer Al Quoz 
  • City Centre Al Zahia


Only two choices are available in Al Sweihat, which are KFC and Dunkin Donuts. Many other dining options outside the community are available at a distance of only a 10- to 15-minute drive. Some of these are:

  • Maraheb – Opposite Old Defence Camp, University City Road, University City
  • Khalid Hurrah Traditional Food – 377, Al Wasit Street, Al Goaz
  • Peking Chinese Restaurant – 70, Khalid Bin Rafeh Street, Al Yarmook
  • Blue Heron – LuLu Hypermarket, Al Hazana

Beaches Nearby

Because the community is located in Sharjah’s cities, a day at the beach will require an extended drive of over 15 minutes. The nearest beaches to Al Sweihat are:

  • Al Mamzar Beach Park
  • Sharjah Open Beach
  • Al Khan Beach

Leisure Activities Nearby

There are plenty of choices for leisure activities in Al Sweihat. Yet if you talk about the most prominent ones, here are the most preferred by individuals:

  • Al Wasit Wetland Centre (8 minutes) for Bird watching
  • Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club (11 minutes) 
  • Archery Academy 
  • Island of Legends Amusement Park (15 minutes)

Al Sweihat - Location Map and Landmarks

City Connections
Shopping Centers
Business Hubs

Distance and Commute

With its strategic location along major transportation arteries, residents of Al Sweihat enjoy seamless access to public transportation options, making it effortless to navigate the city and beyond.

  • Distance from the airport: 8.7 Kilometre (11 minutes) from Sharjah International Airport
  • Distance from the Metro: 13.3 Kilometre (19 minutes) from the Bus Station, Ajman Transport
  • Distance from the beach: It is over 350 Kilometres away (Al Mamzar Beach Park)
  • Distance from Major Connecting Roads: It is well connected to roads
Al Sweihat, Sharjah

Rating and Reviews

Meg La

“Al Sweihat offers a wonderful escape into the heart of the desert. Its vast landscapes and clear night skies is a heaven. I really enjoy the desert’s serenity far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. A must-visit destination for anyone seeking a greener beauty.”

Shawn Toplin

“My experience in Al Sweihat is next to simply the best. From the moment I stepped in, the local Bedouin community welcomed me with warmth and hospitality. The camel rides and the authentic Bedouin cuisine and traditional music were the stars of the show alongside the unforgettable cultural experience.”

Tim Knopler

“Al Sweihat is a battlefield for adventure enthusiasts! I am not hypothetical. Yes, it is true because of the towering dunes and the vast desert beauty.”

Mark David

 “Stepping into Al Sweihat felt like entering into a whole new world. The beauty of the desert landscape and ever-changing colors left me stunned, the moment I went inside this premises.”

John Alter

A must-visit place for every travel junkie!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Al Sweihat, Sharjah freehold?

Yes, it is entirely freehold.

What are the top attractions at Al Sweihat, Sharjah?

The top attractions at Al Swihat are Al Wasit Wetland Centre, Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club, and Island of Legends.

How do I get to Al Sweihat, Sharjah, in Dubai by bus and metro? And which is the nearest metro station?

It’s easy to get there. It is at an accessible distance to the nearest metro. From there, you can hire a taxi and get along here at an affordable price. 

Which are the best communities to live in Al Sweihat, Sharjah?

Al Sweihat sets a high standard of living. You can find plenty of residential communities here at a reasonable price. 

What are the best hotels and restaurants in Al Sweihat, Sharjah?

Some of the best hotels and restaurants in Al Sweihat include Al Ain Hotel Apartments – Al Ittihad Street, Ajman, Radisson Blu Resort – Corniche Road (5-Star), and Al Rawdha Hotel Apartments – Al Zahra’a Street. 

Which are the famous malls and supermarkets in Al Sweihat, Sharjah?

The famous malls and supermarkets in Al Sweihat are Al Shaab Village, Matajer Al Quoz, KFC, and Dunkin Donuts. 

What are the best schools in Al Sweihat, Sharjah?

Some prominent schools here are Al Kamal American Private School, International School of Creative Science, and Sharjah American International School.

Which are the best hospitals and clinics in Al Sweihat, Sharjah?

The best hospitals in Al Sweihat are NMC Multi-specialty Clinic – Hamdan Building and Al Qassimi Hospital.

Which are the famous places of worship in Al Sweihat, Sharjah?

Al Sweihat boosts diversity in religions. So, you will find temples, churches, and gurudwaras alongside mosques, which include Shiv Temple, Federal Police School Mosque, and Guru Nanak Darbar. 

What are the pros and cons of living in Al Sweihat, Sharjah?

The pros of living in Al Sweihat are its living standards, modern amenities and infrastructure, and proximity to the international airport. If we talk about the cons, there is nothing we can think of.

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