Sharjah Airport Sharjah Airport

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Sharjah Airport
  • Sharjah Airport has five cargo terminals with a total floor area of 32,000 square meters.
  • Dedicated warehouses, each 1200 sqm for freight forwarders operating charter flights to accept and build their own shipments.
  • The five cargo terminals are adjacent to dedicated cargo apron with capacity up to 13 different wide body aircraft including 4 stands for code-E aircraft.
  • The terminals are equipped to facilitate all types of cargo, including perishables, AVI, DGR, Pharma, valuables and others.
  • State-of-the-art systems to ensure smooth screening and clearing processes & user friendly cargo procedures.
  • Additional 10 warehouses with 200sqm space for freight forwarders.
  • Office and warehouse space is available for lease within the cargo terminals.
  • For more information contact:

    Manager Business Development
    Tel: 00971 6 558 0440 | 00971 6 508 1501

The specifications of each cargo terminal at Sharjah Airport is listed below:

Terminal and parking areas

Terminal 1 – Charter Operations

  • Overall size 8,700 sqm
  • Warehouse space 7,200 sqm
  • ULD Screening machine
  • Parking spaces for six trailers

Terminal 2 – Imports and RA3 Exports

  • Overall size 8,700 sqm
  • Warehouse space 7,200 sqm
  • 180×180 CM dual view RA3-compliant screening machine
  • Secure store room for valuable shipments
  • 20ft stationary truck dock with weighing scale for loading and unloading shipments
  • Adjustable stationary workstation for the breakdown of main deck pallets
  • Driven roller conveyor with an integrated scale
  • Dock leveller for loading and unloading shipments on and off trucks
  • Parking spaces for six trailers

Terminal 3 – Freight Forwarders

  • Overall size 8,803 sqm
  • Bay space 1,459 sqm
  • Overall office space 1,500 sqm
  • Office space in each bay 250 sqm

Terminal 4 – Customs and Overflow Imports

Terminal 4 – Customs and overflow imports

  • Overall size 5,742 sqm
  • Warehouse space 3,802 sqm
  • Two office spaces – 901 sqm and 990 sqm
  • Eight chillers (17 CBM each) for pallet storage, and two chillers (24 CBM each) for small shipments
  • Four freezers (17 CBM each)
  • Parking spaces for three trailers

Terminal 5 – Scheduled Operations (Export)

  • Overall size 8,729 sqm
  • Warehouse space 6,120 sqm
  • X-ray machine (180 x 180 CM) for scanning cargo
  • Adjustable stationary workstation
  • Dock leveller for loading and unloading shipments from trucks
  • Storage room for human remains
  • Secure storage for radioactive materials and dangerous goods
  • Parking spaces for six trailers
  • Two hydraulic PMC-sized cargo build-up pads
  • CEIV-certified pharmaceutical storage facility


General Facilities

Sharjah Airport provides easy-to-access facilities for all cargo operations. These include:

  • Apron for 13 aircraft
  • Forklifts with a 15-tonne capacity
  • Aircraft Unit Load Device (ULD) storage area
  • Trucking services for consignees
  • Airport’s own RFS fleet
  • Holding area for cargo waiting for documentation
  • Weighing scales
  • Roller beds
  • Racks and shelves for general cargo
  • Slave pallets
  • Mosque and restaurant
  • Separate parking for cars, pick-ups and trailers
  • 24-hour availability of customs, import and export, porters and clearance


Livestock Facilities

We provide excellent facilities for livestock and animal cargo.

  • Overall area 5,100 sqm
  • Overall storage area 891 sqm
  • Six animal pens (96 sqm each) with water troughs
  • Advanced animal loading ramp
  • Cattle handling system and cattle crushers for animal inspections
  • Holding area for honey bees
  • Holding area for pet birds and animals


Bonded Warehouses

Sharjah Airport has warehouses where goods that are liable to duty can be stored, manipulated, and undergo manufacturing operations without having to pay duty.


Sharjah Airport provides all the facilities required to transfer and store cargo. Our forklifts that can lift up to 15,000kgs, and higher capacity forklifts and cranes can be arranged upon request and for an additional cost. The airport’s cargo area also has cold storage for small and large shipments, including freezers (up to 100.8 cubic metres) and chillers (151 cubic metres). We can also handle valuable cargo and dangerous goods.

All import shipments must be cleared through customs at the Customs Warehouse. General cargo consignments will not incur any storage charges if cleared within seven days. After this, there are storage charges of AED 0.12 per kg, per day. Goods will be kept at the warehouse for a maximum period of six months from the date of arrival, after which they will be auctioned off by the Customs authorities. Customs works 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including national holidays and weekends.

Sharjah Airport works around the clock, 365 days a year to avoid any delays to the delivery of your goods. Consignments can be re-forwarded under custom bond if prior arrangements are made with the airports and airlines concerned.


When importing cargo to Sharjah Airport, the following restrictions apply to protect the well-being and safety of the United Arab Emirates.

  • Live animals must have a valid health certificate
  • Honey bees and queen bees can only be imported into the country with an import license issued by the Ruler’s Office or with documentation to prove that they originate from, and have been shipped directly from, Australia, Canada, the UK or New Zealand
  • Live fish, birds, and horses can only be imported into the UAE with prior permission from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. Applications must be made in person by the importer or agent to the Department of Animal Wealth. Consignments will not be transported until the airline has obtained a copy of the import permit. Failure to comply may result in the cargo being confiscated, re-imported at the importer’s expense, or even destroyed

They can be contacted at:

Department of Animal Wealth
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries

  • P.O.Box 1509 Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Tel: 971-4-295-8161
  • Fax: 00971-4-295-7766
  • For meat and meat products, a health certificate and halal slaughter certificate are required. All foodstuff must be clearly marked with production and expiration dates on each individual package
  • Plants and plant material require a health certificate
  • Fruits and vegetables need an official phytosanitary certificate
  • Arms, ammunition, and explosives require permission from the Ministry of Defence. A minimum 48 hours of pre-alert notification is required
  • Narcotics and drugs require a valid licence from the Ministry of Health
  • Agricultural pesticides require a licence from the Ministry of Agriculture
  • Alcoholic beverages cannot be imported without a licence obtain from UAE authorities
  • Radioactive materials require import permission from UAE police, and a minimum of 48 hours pre-alert notification is required


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