Experience Extraordinary at Expo Centre Sharjah
Famed for its rich arts and culture, heritage and tourist attractions, Sharjah is the third largest of the UAE’s seven emirates. It uniquely has shores on both the west and east sides of the country and attracts holidaymakers from all over the world, who come to soak up its sun, sea, sand and Arabian atmosphere.
The city of Sharjah is a thriving hub of business, industry, academic endeavour and family residences. It has a great deal to offer in terms of sights, museums, architecture, culture, shopping and leisure activities.
It is just a few kilometres away from Dubai to the south and the other four northern emirates (Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah), while the UAE’s capital city of Abu Dhabi is less than 2 hours’ drive along a major highway.
Sharjah’s strategically location makes it the only emirate with ports on both the Arabian Gulf and east coast of the Arabian Peninsula, with direct access to the Indian Ocean. In addition to its port facilities, Sharjah’s international airport connects it to over 280 destinations worldwide, and the emirate is progressively establishing itself as a leading business destination with an attractive mix of traditional and contemporary culture.
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If you would like to enjoy a touch of leisure to your trip, then we suggest you include time to explore the city of Sharjah, the cultural heart of the UAE, admire the majestic mosques, stroll around the lagoons, and experience the natural beauty of true Arabian deserts, mountains and seas.
SHARJAH COMMERCE AND TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
With more than 20 captivating museums to explore, a wide range of dining options representing tastes from around the world, modern shopping malls and traditional souks waiting to provide shoppers with an unrivalled tax-free shopping adventure, there is so much always something exciting to experience in Sharjah.
There are sure to be activities that inspire and interest you – from the sedate to the more adventurous, these well designed itineraries will help you select the perfect plan to fit your time frame and taste.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN SHARJAH
Sharjah is abuzz with business opportunities. Advantages here include Sharjah’s financial security, diversified economy, stable political environment, world-class infrastructure, low production costs and pro-industry policies, all of which provides an unbeatable platform for success within the region.
Sharjah’s non-oil GDP exceeded $24 bn (AED 89 billion) in 2018.
the non-oil sectors account for 91.9% of the Emirate’s total GDP
- Industry (25%)
- Wholesale & Retail (11.6%)
- Real Estate (10.4%)
- Construction (7.7%)
• Sharjah attracts a market of over one billion people across the Middle East, CIS region, North Africa and the Indian Subcontinent.
• Sharjah is connected to each of the other emirates by an impressive network of roads.
• Sharjah established the very first airport of the UAE & GCC in 1932, now known as the Sharjah International Airport.
Accolades awarded to SHARJAH:
1998 - Cultural Capital of the Arab World (UNESCO)
2015 - Arab Tourism Capital (Council of Arab Ministers of Tourism)
2016 - Capital of Arab Press (IGCF)
2019 - World Book Capital (UNESCO)