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Sharjah Postal Code and Sharjah Zip Code: Updated

A complete Sharjah postal code, zip code, and post offices guide

A postal code helps the post office to sort and deliver your mail and packages faster. But in the UAE, there is no unique Sharjah postal code that is different from other emirates.

Sharjah, like the other emirates in the UAE, does not have a postal code. Instead, Makani is used to identify delivery locations accurately. 00000 can be used as a Sharjah postal code or zip code if it is a mandatory thing to write on your package to deliver.

This Dbd guide covers the Sharjah zip code, postal code, and PO Box registration process in-depth. You’ll also find a list of all the post offices in Sharjah with their respective locations.

Let’s get right into it.

What is Sharjah postal code?

The entire UAE, including Sharjah, does not have any official postal codes. If the necessity arises for a postal code, Sharjah residents simply use the code – 00000 as both a postal and a zip code.

You can use Makani numbers to show the specific address of your destination. Makani numbers unique numbers given for each building. [1]UAE.ae,” Makani system, https://u.ae/en/information-and-services/transportation/smart-mobility-solutions/makani#:~:text=Makani-,Makani,-In%20April%202015″

What is the Sharjah zip code?

There is no zip code for Sharjah, so if a postal service asks you for your zip code, just enter “00000”.

Those who are used to postal systems in other countries may be frustrated by the lack of zip codes in the UAE. However, Makani numbers allow you to receive deliveries or send something to someone without any hassle within the UAE.

Facts about Sharjah zip code

Here is a list of a few interesting facts about the Sharjah zip code:

  • Currently, the Sharjah zip code or postal code system is not in effect.
  • If you’re sending a package or letter, feel free to fill the space for zip and postal codes with “N/A” or “00000”.
  • The post office closest to you can solve your delivery-related issues, so please reach out to them when they’re open.
  • By including a phone number when sending packages to Sharjah, delivery becomes both easier and faster when there is no zip code.
  • If your business conducts transactions with people from other countries, you can rent a PO Box to ensure their mail arrives using the correct PO Box number in place of the zip code.

How to rent PO Box in Sharjah?

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If you don’t have a Sharjah postal code, renting a PO Box is the best way to get your deliveries. You can rent PO Boxes to receive or send packages inside or outside the UAE.

PO Boxes allow you to have a private address, which can be vital for some people. Furthermore, a PO Box is useful for keeping track of your mail while you’re on the move, as everything can be sent to one secure location.

So let’s explore how you can get your own PO Box in Sharjah.

Step 1 – Open the Emirates Post website’s homepage

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Step 2 – Go to the PO Box rental service

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To rent a PO Box, scroll down to the “Rent a P.O. Box” option on the homepage and click it.

Step 3 – Choose the type of PO Box you require

Next, you’ll see two options – “Personal P.O Boxes” and “Corporate P.O Boxes”. Simply select the one you need and click “Apply”.

Step 4 – Choose the subscription package for your PO Box

After you select either a personal or corporate PO Box, you will see three rental plans. Choose whichever you need and click on the “Apply” button.

Step 5 – Sign in to your existing account or create a new one

After you select your PO Box, you have to sign up for an account. On the same page where you selected your box, a pop-up will appear when you apply.

For a new account, click “New Account” and follow the on-screen instructions. If you have a valid UAE PASS, then you can use that to log in without creating a new account.

Step 6 – Get your PO Box details

After you sign in, confirm your PO Box. To do this, choose Sharjah as your emirate from the menu.

Next, select a post office near you from the provided list. Then choose a PO Box number that is the most convenient. Keep in mind that you will be charged for the time period that you rent the PO Box when selecting an expiration date.

Once you finish applying, you will be able to see your assigned PO Box number and its post office branch.

Step 7 – Appoint your postal agent

You’re also able to appoint a postal agent. This agent has the authority to manage your mail by accessing your PO Box. So you must appoint someone you can trust.

You have to provide your agent’s name, Emirates ID number, and phone number along with a picture of his/her Emirates ID. This service is free for one year, but from the second year onwards, it will cost AED 50 annually.

Step 8 – Pay the required fees

Lastly, you will have to pay the displayed fees. You have the option to pay online with your bank details.

For a delivery charge of AED 30, they will deliver the key to your PO Box to your location. But you can also go and get the key yourself from the box’s designated location.

Now let’s take a look at some of the post offices in Sharjah.

List of Sharjah post office locations

Here are the key Emirates Post office branches in Sharjah:

OfficeOpening hoursLocation
Emirates Post Office - Central Post OfficeMonday to Friday: 8 AM - 8 PMGovernment House Square, Al Gharb, Al Soor
Emirates Postal Office - Old Souq SharjahMonday to Thursday: 8 AM – 6:30 PMCorniche St, Al Shuwaihean
Emirates Post Office - Al Wahda Post OfficeMonday to Thursday: 8 AM – 6:30 PMSt 16, Al Wahda St, Sharjah

Emirates Post Office – Central Post Office

Location: Government House Square, Al Gharb, Al Soor

Hours: Monday to Friday: 8 AM – 8 PM

Contact: +971 600 59 9999

Emirates Postal Office – Old Souq Sharjah

Location: Corniche St, Al Shuwaihean

Hours: Monday to Thursday:8 AM – 6:30 PM

Contact: +971 600 59 9999

Emirates Post Office – Al Wahda Post Office

Location: St 16, Al Wahda St, Sharjah

Hours: Monday to Thursday:8 AM – 6:30 PM

Contact: +971 600 59 9999

List of nearby Sharjah postal code

Here is a complete list of Sharjah areas where 00000 is used as a postal code:

Abu SangaraAl KhaldeiaAl Qusais Industrial Area 4an-NahwaRollah Square
Adh DhaydAl KhanAl RamaqiaAr RufaysahSa'd
Al AberAl KhouzamiyaAl RamlaAsh Shu'aybSahanah
Al ArdiyahAl MadamAl Ramla EastBu DanigSamnan
Al AzrraAl MahatahAL Ramla WestBu TinaSaruj
Al ButinaAl MajazAl RamthaCorniche Al BuhairaShargan
Al DarrareAl MamzarAl RifaEliashSharjah
Al DhaidAl MamzerAl RifahEtisalatSharjah Airport Free Zone (SAIF)
Al FallajAl ManakhAl Riqa SuburbGhunahSharjah Industrial Area 1
Al FayhaAl MarijahAl ShahabHajarSharjah Industrial Area 10
AL GhafiyaAl MirgabAl SharqHamriyaSharjah Industrial Area 12
Al GhuhaibaAl MudaifiAl ShuwaiheenHamriyah Free ZoneSharjah Industrial Area 2
Al GhuwairAl MussallaAl SubaikhiHiyawahSharjah Industrial Area 3
Al GoazAl NabbaAl SwehatHizayib az ZanahSharjah Industrial Area 4
Al HamriyahAl Nahda 1Al TalaeIndustrial Area 13Sharjah Industrial Area 5
Al HawayahAl Nahda 2Al WahdaKhawr FakkanSharjah Industrial Area 6
Al HayrahAl NasseryaAl YarmookKhor FakkanSharjah Industrial Area 7
Al HazanaAl nekhailatan-NahwaLayyahSharjah Industrial Area 8
Al Heera SuburbAl NudAr RufaysahLulayyahSharjah Industrial Area 9
Al HutainAl QadsiaAsh Shu'aybMadhaShis
Al JazzatAl QasbaBu DanigMaysaloonShwaib
Al KhabbaAl QasemiyaBu TinaMuwafjahTurrfana
AL Khaildia SuburbAl Qusais Industrial Area 3Corniche Al BuhairaNahwaUm Tarrafa
NazwaNedaifiNew ShwaibPrivate airfieldUmm Khanoor
Rolla AreaRafa'ZubarahWadi Shi

Uses of Sharjah postal code

Even though people use emails and messages online a lot for sending letters and mail, postal codes still carry great significance. Let’s take a look at some of the uses of postal codes down below:

More accurate addresses

One of the primary benefits of postal codes is that they provide more accurate addresses.

In many countries, street names and house numbers can be very confusing, making it difficult for mail to be delivered to the correct location.

By including a postal code on an address, you can help to ensure that your mail will be delivered to the right place.

Easier to sort mail

Another benefit of postal codes is that they make it easier to sort mail.

Postal codes are used to sort mail into different delivery routes. This helps to ensure that your mail is delivered more quickly and efficiently.

International shipping

Sharjah postal codes will help to identify the exact region. This makes international shipping easier if the post or parcels have postal codes attached.

With the help of postal codes, ports can sort shipments by country. And when the shipment arrives in the country, the local services will then deliver them in adequate areas accordingly.

Helps with data collection

Postal codes can also be helpful for businesses and organizations that collect data.

By requiring a postal code on forms and surveys, businesses and organizations can more easily collect data from specific geographic areas. This can be helpful for marketing purposes or for conducting market research.

However, this does not apply to Sharjah since it has no postal code. But on the bright side, it also means that you don’t have to worry about seeing annoying ads from businesses in your area!

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Does Sharjah have postal codes?

No, Sharjah has no postal codes. Sharjah residents can use the unique Makani numbers to pinpoint the exact delivery address.

How to find postal code in Sharjah?

You cannot find a postal code in Sharjah. In case it is mandatory for some purpose, just enter “00000”.

What is the zip code of Al Nahda Sharjah?

The zip code of Al Nahda Sharjah is 00000. This is because every state of Sharjah uses zip code 00000, as they do not have designated postal codes.

What is the area code of Sharjah?

The area code of Sharjah is 6, but you also have to include +971 to call a number. For example, when you dial +971 6 123 4567, the +971 denotes UAE’s country code and the 6 denotes Sharjah’s area code followed by the phone number.

Final thoughts

The United Arab Emirates does not use the postal code system. Thus, Sharjah postal code and the Sharjah zip code do not exist either. But if you come across something that makes entering such codes necessary, just input “00000” or “N/A”.

Within the UAE, Makani numbers are used to identify a specific building in a certain location inside the country. This number’s inclusion on packages makes it convenient for post offices to know exactly where to deliver them.

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About the author

Arijit Negi
Arijit Negi
Expatriate Living in Dubai for 18 Years | + posts

Arijit Negi is an expatriate living in Dubai for 18 years. He completed his degree in Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Mumbai. Arijit focuses on providing helpful guides and information for ex-pats living in UAE and visitors to the UAE.


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