This chapter includes the following articles.
As both a national and regional transport and logistics centre, Sharjah benefits from advantages such as strong connectivity to other emirates and the wider world. The only member of the UAE federation to border all other emirates, it has the UAE’s only container port located outside the Straits of Hormuz. The importance of this facility and the emirate’s transport and logistics industry as a whole could be boosted in the long term by plans to develop a regional rail network, while its airport continues to see rapid growth, boosted by its status as the main hub for the region’s largest low-cost airline.
This chapter contains interviews with Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, and Chairman, Federal Transport Authority; Adel Ali, CEO, Air Arabia; and Badr Jafar, CEO, Crescent Enterprises and Executive Chairman, Gulftainer.