Sharjah is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates and is located on the eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, neighboring Dubai to the south and Ajman to the north. Sharjah is the third largest emirate in the UAE in terms of land area and population.
Widely regarded as the cultural capital of the UAE it has been designated as the UNESCO Cultural Capital of the Arab World due to its efforts in preserving and promoting Arabic culture, heritage, and arts.
While Dubai is more renowned for its global commercial and business hub status, Sharjah plays a vital role in the UAE’s economy. Recent Government initiatives to diversify its economy in key sectors such as manufacturing, trading, tourism, and logistics have contributed to its growth. In 2022 Sharjah’s GDP grew by 5.2% the Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) said real estate activities ranked third in the growth area at nearly 9.7%, highlighting the sector’s role in “providing investment opportunities” in the emirate, the DSCD said.
Sharjah is strategically located with easy access to other emirates and regions. It is well-connected by road networks, and Sharjah International Airport serves as a major transportation hub making the emirate an ever-increasing destination for developers and investors alike.