Bank of Sharjah was established in 1973 and was the first commercial bank to operate in the Emirate of Sharjah and one of the first banks established in the UAE. It is not to be confused with Sharjah Islamic Bank, which is another bank with a large presence in the emirate of Sharjah, The bank commenced operations at the start of 1974 under a banking license issued by the UAE’s central bank. While Bank of Sharjah is one of the smaller banks operating in the UAE as measured by total assets, the bank still operates with a sizeable asset base which stood at AED 36 billion, or approximately $10 billion as of December 2021. The bank currently has 7 branches across the UAE which are located in the emirates of Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the City of Al Ain. The chart below is a quick summary of the trends in the bank’s financial metrics in recent years.


The bank is publicly traded on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, and Sharjah Asset Management and Al Saqr United Group represented 17% and 13% of its outstanding shares as of December 31, 2021.

Bank of Sharjah SWIFT Code and Routing Number

  • Bank Code: SHAR is the bank code for Bank of Sharjah
  • Bank of Sharjah’s Routing Number: 401230101

Head Office Contact Information For Bank of Sharjah

  • Headquarters: Al Khan Street, P.O. Box 1394
  • Phone Number: +971 6 5694411
  • Fax Number: +971 6 5694422
  • Open Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday 8:00am to 3:00pm

Contact Information For Other Bank of Sharjah Bank Branches

Dubai Garhoud Branch
  • Branch Location: Al Garhoud Street, P.O. Box 27141
  • Branch Phone Number: +971 4 2827278
  • Branch Hours: 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM (Mon-Sat)
Dubai Media City Branch
  • Branch Location: Dubai Media City, P.O. Box 502360 DMC 7
  • Branch Phone Number: +971 4 3695545
  • Branch Hours: 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM (Mon-Sat)
Private Banking Wealth Management Division
  • Branch Location: 31st Floor, Union One Tower, Dubai Motor City, P.O. Box 478316
  • Branch Phone Number: +971 4 4510711
  • Branch Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Mon-Fri)
Abu Dhabi Branch
  • Branch Location: Al Mina Street, P.O. Box 27391
  • Branch Phone Number: +971 4 6795555
  • Branch Hours: 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM (Mon-Sat)
Musaffah Branch
  • Branch Location: Musaffah, Street 16, P.O. Box 9291
  • Branch Phone Number: +971 4 6222114
  • Branch Hours: 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM (Mon-Sat)
Al Ain Branch
  • Branch Location: Khalifa Street, P.O. Box 84287
  • Branch Phone Number: +971 4 7517171
  • Branch Hours: 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM (Mon-Sat)

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