The Emirate of Sharjah is a prominent centre for trade both domestically and internationally. In the UAE, it serves as a gateway to the northern emirates, while globally it enjoys a strategic location between Europe and the Far East, providing access to key emerging markets, including India, Iran, Iraq and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Sharjah has been a driving force in economic growth in recent years, embracing diversification to elevate itself as an international investment destination to rival many others across the region.

In 2017, foreign direct investment (FDI) flow into the emirate more than doubled to AED 5.97 billion, while cumulative international investments rose to AED 36 billion. This resulted in Sharjah’s GDP growing by five per cent and contributed to a surge in employment, with more than 5,000 new jobs created.

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