This chapter includes the following articles.
As the only emirate in the UAE to have ports on both the Gulf and the Indian Ocean, Sharjah is uniquely placed to take advantage of the region’s geographic position at the centre of international logistics lines. The emirate has long been a key aviation link for traffic between Europe, MENA and Asia, with the first airport in Sharjah opening in 1932. At the same time, Sharjah is also the land crossroads between the southern, northern, eastern and western emirates, with a string of important highways passing through its territory. These comparative advantages are being leveraged further as the emirate seeks to carve out a unique profile in a region well served by mega-airports, ports and roadways. This chapter contains an interview with Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman, Sharjah Airport Authority.