The Ruler of Fujairah is HH Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi. Fujairah is the only emirate that is located completely on the eastern coast of the UAE on the Indian Ocean, with an estimated population of over 250,000.
While Fujairah’s economy has long been based on fishing, agriculture, and tourism, due to its strategic position, it plays a vital role as a multipurpose port that offers access to major shipping routes. Other local industries include mining and stone crushing, which have benefited from the recent construction booms in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
In 2015, Fujairah launched 'Fujairah Plan 2040'. The plan includes the development of Fujairah Port by adding new terminals for oil, marine services, dry bulk and containers with an anchorage area, along with the expansion of the Fujairah Airport apron and runway and the relocation of the cargo terminal and airport.
The free zones in Fujairah include:
Investment Oversight and Regulation: