UAE: Sharjah Articles & Analysis

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Chapter | Economy from The Report: Sharjah 2018

The economy of Sharjah is highly diversified by regional standards, with oil and gas contributing less than 6% to GDP, and no individual sector accounting for more than 20%. The emirate has had particular success in developing its industrial and manufacturing sector through a network of free zones and industrial zones that continues to develop and expand, and it is one of the main industrial...

Chapter | Country Profile from The Report: Sharjah 2018

Accounting for just over 3% of the territory of the UAE, Sharjah is the third-largest emirate, and has long played an important cultural and economic role in the region. Home to a number of principal commercial, educational and cultural institutions, Sharjah is also unique as an emirate in that it is adjacent to both the Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, on which it owns three exclaves: Kalba, Dibba...

Sharjah’s largest infrastructure project has taken another step towards completion following the inauguration of the Middle East’s longest covered tunnel, part of a highway development expected to boost connectivity, trade and logistics between the east and west coasts of the emirate.

The government of Sharjah is tapping the debt markets to help fund large-scale infrastructure and economic development programmes, issuing its largest transaction to date.

Rising demand is set to drive expansion of Sharjah’s health care sector in the coming years, increasing opportunities for domestic and foreign investment, with a number of new projects already in the development pipeline.

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