The third-largest Emirate in the UAE, Sharjah is ruled by HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi. Sharjah’s economy has foundations in light and heavy industry, as well as wholesale and retail trade. While the industrial sector is quite mature, with 19 industrial zones in Sharjah, there are lucrative opportunities for investment emerging in the healthcare and education sectors.

Sharjah has three major free zones:

  • Sharjah Airport International Freezone Authority (SAIF Zone)
  • Hamriyah Free Zone
  • USA Regional Trade Center Free Zone



Shurooq is the Sharjah FDI office committed to guiding foreign investors through a bespoke step-by-step facilitation process. Promotion and incentives focus on key sectors including tourism, transport and logistics, healthcare, education, and light manufacturing.