Sharjah is one of the most diversified economies in the MENA region and the cultural capital, industrial hub and education hotspot of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.).
Centrally located between Europe and East Asia, with convenient access to major international airports and ports on both the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean, Sharjah is a strategic investment destination. The U.A.E. is a stable and predictable business environment, offering long-term potential and prospects.
Investors will benefit from Sharjah’s tremendous potential. From its open-door policy and simplified incorporation process, to special investment zones and a favorable regulatory environment, Sharjah offers competitive advantages to regional and international investors.
The UAE is a stable and predictable business environment offering long-term potential and prospects. Sharjah’s economic resilience is further fueled by 55,000+ SMEs that already benefit from the competitiveness of the emirate’s supply chain. Over 13,000 companies, with investors from more than 157 nationalities, are currently established in Sharjah’s free zones.
Investors in Sharjah benefit from an attractive and continuously improving national investment environment. In the World Bank’s 2017 ease of doing business index, the UAE ranked 26th out of 190 countries, up eight places from the previous year. In addition, the UAE ranked 11th out of 138 countries in the World Economic Forum’s “Global Competitiveness Report 2016-17”.
At Invest in Sharjah we identify, promote and facilitate investment opportunities in all sectors, with a focus on Travel & Leisure, Transport & Logistics, Healthcare, Environment, Education and Light Manufacturing, by providing bespoke, step-by-step guidance and support to investors as they explore the many opportunities the emirate offers.
Travel & Leisure: With a sharp rise in demand, the travel & leisure sector offers a wide range of investment opportunities. From an ever-increasing demand for luxury hotels and restaurants to growing passenger arrivals at the emirate’s airport and cruise terminals, Sharjah offers tremendous opportunities for investments in this flourishing sector.
Transport & Logistics: "A strategic location and strong infrastructure” As the centre of trade and commerce and one of the leading national and regional industrial hubs with over a third of the U.A.E.’s manufacturing capacity, Sharjah offers a wide range of investment opportunities in transport & logistics, a fast-growing sector in the emirate. Sharjah’s strategic location and affordable labor costs make it ideal for land and sea transport.
Environment: “Towards a green and sustainable economy” The Government of Sharjah has placed the environment at the heart of policy making. New environmental protection legislation is creating the need for environmental products and services, and with its zero-waste strategy and strong carbon emissions regulation programmes, Sharjah is looking to attract local and international investments in this sector in line with the strategic direction of the emirate.
Healthcare: Sharjah’s growing population has increased demand for advanced healthcare and medical services. As Sharjah looks to increase its capacity to accommodate the rising healthcare demands, there is ample room for growth and investment in the healthcare sector.
Free Zones Overview: Over 13,000 companies, with investors from more than 157 nationalities, are currently established in Sharjah’s two complimentary free zones at a sea port and an airport.The U.A.E. is a stable and predictable business environment offering long-term potential and prospects. Sharjah’s economic resilience is further fueled by 55,000+ SMEs that benefit from the competitiveness of the emirate’s supply chain.
Investment Opportunities: Hotels, Restaurants, Eco Tourism, Tourism, Hospitals, Healthcare, Environment Technology, Renewable Energy, Waste Management, Research, Private Schools.
“Benefiting from a rich heritage and steady growth, Sharjah is looking to further develop and diversify its economy.”
- 11% GDP: Growth Rate In Past 10 Years.
- 2.4% Forecast For 2017-2020.
- 55,000: SMEs Have Been Established In Sharjah.
- 3 free zones: 13,500 Companies, Investors From 157 Nations.
- 100% Exemption From Tax In Sharjah Free Zones.
Invest in Sharjah: As the investment promotion agency of Sharjah, we are dedicated to the continued transformation and economic diversification of the emirate and are committed to guiding foreign investors to the tremendous opportunity and potential that Sharjah offers. Leveraging our superior market knowledge and intelligence, we provide bespoke advice and guidance to investors to help individuals and organizations alike to realize their investment in the emirate.