About UAE - Sharjah

Proud of its rich heritage and ambitious for its future, Sharjah is home to a vibrant multi-cultural population of over 1 million.


Proud of its rich heritage and ambitious for its future, Sharjah is home to a vibrant multi-cultural population of over 1 million.

The third largest emirate in the UAE, the emirate has built on its cultural heritage and invested in an array of projects including the picturesque Qasba Canal, Al Majaz Waterfront and museums showcasing the region’s archaeology, natural history, science, arts, heritage, Islamic art and culture.


Facts About Sharjah

– Sharjah covers approximately 2,600 square kilometres
– Sharjah city’s location is significant both geographically and historically. The emirate is located midway between Europe and the Far East and is within eight hours flying time in either direction
– Sharjah contributes to about 19% of the overall population of the UAE
– Sharjah hosts more than 22 museums
– Although Sharjah is in a desert region, it is rich in fauna and flora. The coastal and marine environments are full of sea life and a surprising number of creatures inhabit the mountains and wetlands, the tropical plains and dunes
– Sharjah boasts 400 mosques
– Sharjah has 19 industrial areas that contributes to more than 48 per cent of the UAE’s gross industrial output
– Sharjah has three ports encompassing a total area of 49.5 million square metres

– Sharjah University City is an education district in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates close to the Sharjah International Airport. It contains the American University of Sharjah, the Higher Colleges of Technology alongside its men and women campuses and the University of Sharjah alongside its medical and fine arts campuses.

List of universities & institutions in the University City :
– American University of Sharjah
– Higher Colleges of Technology
– Sharjah Institute of Technology
– Sharjah Police Academy
– Skyline University
– University Hospital of Sharjah
– University Dental Hospital of Sharjah
– University of Sharjah


The Economy

The ongoing investment into infrastructure and diversification of Sharjah’s economy is driving growth in the business services, industrial, shipping and logistics sectors.

The significant increase in tenant demand coupled with a lack of availability of stock has seen residential rental values increase by 53% since 2012* and forecasts suggest a prosperous outlook for both the commercial and residential markets.