TAG: UAE: Sharjah
Among the most diversified economies within both the UAE and the GCC, Sharjah has long played an important cultural and economic role in the region. Home to three free zones, 16 museums and a number of annual festivals that attract visitors from around the world, the emirate continues to perform in the realms of commerce and culture. Sharjah has developed strong manufacturing, tourism and logistics industries, among other non-oil sectors.
World-class infrastructure and tourism offerings, significant financial reserves and a reputation as a safe haven have all contributed to a feeling that despite the various headwinds buffeting the UAE, it is well placed to drive on with reforms intended to ensure long-term, sustainable prosperity. Each emirate has therefore been able to take its own path: from the industrial base of Sharjah, the hydrocarbons and heavy industry sectors of Abu Dhabi and the services megalopolis of Dubai, the UAE as a whole is one of the most diversified in the region.