Located in the UAE, Sharjah is home to several commercial, educational and cultural institutions, as well as five-star hotels and vibrant communities of both locals and expats.

The Emirate benefits from a number of investor-friendly rules, regulations and infrastructure, including a network of five free zones and 19 industrial areas that contribute over 48% to the UAE’s gross output.

Thanks to Sharjah’s diversified commercial growth strategy, the Emirate has been recognised as the eleventh-most attractive international destination for FDI in the world. For investors looking to live in the UAE, Sharjah also offers a relatively low cost of rent and utilities, supported by a thriving lifestyle scene that makes it ideal for business and life.


  • Third-largest emirate in the UAE
  • The only emirate overlooking the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman
  • Moody’s Stable Rating of A-3
  • Moody’s Standard & Poor’s rating of BBB+
  • Sharjah Credit Ratings of A3
  • FDI flow of AED 5.97 billion in 2017
  • Cumulative international investments of AED 36 billion in 2017
  • Non-oil GDP of AED 89 billion in 2018