UAE: Sharjah

Sharjah has one of the most diversified economies in the UAE, with a strong foundation in industry and manufacturing. Approximately 95.8% of its economic activity was derived from non-oil sectors in 2019, positioning the emirate to absorb much of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Sharjah entered the pandemic period in a resilient position thanks to a highly diversified and digitalised economy supported by strong fundamentals at the national level.

On the back of higher oil prices and a stronger global economic environment, the Middle East returned to growth in 2021, with a number of governments taking the opportunity to implement long-term plans aimed at diversification and modernisation.

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COMMUNICATIONS: The country code for the UAE is +971, followed by Sharjah’s dialling code, 06. There are three local telecoms providers: du, Etisalat and Virgin Mobile. Pay as-you-go SIM cards for the three can be obtained at most shopping malls upon presentation of a valid passport.

Following a year of pandemic-related disruptions, there appears to be a greater focus on sustainable, digital and health-related projects; for example, in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), of which the UAE is one of the key participants in the Middle East. Launched in 2013, the BRI is an ambitious international initiative that aims to revive ancient Silk Road trade routes...

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