UAE: Sharjah

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As the third-largest emirate in the UAE, Sharjah continues to develop various areas of its economy, particularly in the field of commerce. In this context, safeguarding the intellectual property (IP) of businesses is indispensable as the country moves, through the growth of the non-oil sector, towards a more diversified economy.


The UAE is made up of seven emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain – and adopts a federal system of government. The federation is governed by a constitution, which regulates the respective powers of the federal government as well as the local government of each emirate member; noting that the...


In recent decades, pharmaceuticals production has expanded its geographical reach. This trend appears to be here to stay; in a 2015 survey of major pharmaceutical firms conducted by global consulting firm Strategy&, more than half of respondents anticipated that over 30% of their global sales would originate in emerging markets by 2018....

Interviews & Viewpoints | Taher Shams: Interview from The Report: Sharjah 2018


What opportunities does Sharjah offer for private sector health care providers?


These are times of rapid expansion in Sharjah’s health care sector, as the emirate seeks to meet the needs of both an expanding population and heightened demand for top-of-the-range medical services, changes that are highlighted by the opening of hospitals, clinics and pharmacies, as well as the development of the new Sharjah Healthcare City (...


The next few years are scheduled to see a range of major mixed-use real estate projects come on-line in the emirate, with these likely to transform its built landscape and global appeal for investors and visitors alike.

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