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Report | The Report: Sharjah 2018

Sharjah has long played an important economic and cultural role in the UAE, and boasts one of the most diversified economies by regional standards, with no individual sector accounting for more than 20% of GDP.

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Chapter | Tourism & Culture 5 from The Report: Sharjah 2018

Sharjah’s tourism sector benefits from a range of attractions, including its year-round warm weather, beaches, museums, proximity to Dubai’s shopping facilities and status as a regional cultural hub. The sector faced something of an oil price-related downturn in 2015 but has been showing signs of resurgent growth and is attracting substantial investment in the form of a range of internationally branded hotel projects in the pipeline. The sector’s development and growth is being guided by Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021, launched in 2015, which aims to attract 10m visitors annually by 2021. This chapter contains an interview with Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority.

Chapter | Industry & Energy 2 from The Report: Sharjah 2018

Concentrated in two free zones and 19 industrial zones, Sharjah’s industry and manufacturing sector benefits from the emirate’s low cost base, developed infrastructure and connectivity, and proximity to facilities in Dubai. As a result, Sharjah is one of the most important industrial and manufacturing centres in not only the UAE, but also the wider GCC region. The contribution of the oil and gas sector to Sharjah’s diversified economy is relatively small compared to the rest of the UAE. In terms of meeting its own needs, the emirate is working to secure more reliable energy supplies, while expanding and modernising its electricity generation and water desalination capacities. This chapter contains an interview with Hatem Al Mosa, CEO, Sharjah National Oil Corporation; and Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO, Bee’ah.

Chapter | The Guide from The Report: Sharjah 2018

The guide contains listings of some of the leading hotels and resorts in Sharjah, as well as contacts for important government offices and services. It also contains useful tips and information for first-time or regular and business and leisure visitors alike.

Chapter | Legal Framework & Tax from The Report: Sharjah 2018

This chapter contains an overview of the legal and tax frameworks in which local and international investors operate in Sharjah, including a rundown of the free zones exempted from caps on foreign ownership and a summary of the new UAE-wide value-added tax of 5%. This chapter contains a viewpoint from Eslam Farouk and Nehad Farouk, Co-founders, Al FaroukInternational Intellectual Property Rights Management.

Chapter | Health from The Report: Sharjah 2018

Rapid expansion is under way in Sharjah’s health care sector, as the emirate looks to meet the needs of both an expanding population and heightened demand for high-end 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. As a result, the sector’s value will rise from some $2bn in 2016 to reach $2.4bn by 2019, according to the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority. This chapter contains an interview with Taher Shams, Managing Director, Zulekha Healthcare Group.

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Sharjah 2018

With a host of real estate, major transport and infrastructure projects either being developed or in the pipeline, Sharjah’s construction sector is going through a busy time. Much of the new work is addressing previous shortages in areas such as gated and lifestyle communities, higher-end offices and retail premises, and more modern industrial estates. Sharjah has also begun to carve out a distinct profile on the global real estate property map. The emirate has committed to higher-end developments, while also widening ownership structures. It has grown both economically and demographically, and now offers its own much larger internal market, which is no longer so closely tied to developments elsewhere. This chapter contain an interview with Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman, Basma Group; and Chairman, ARADA; and Raymond Khouzami, CEO, Al Thuriah Group.