The Business Year

Sharjah 2020

PUBLISHED September 2019



Sharjah is well known, not only for its heritage sites, culturally rich sites, and vivid modern quarters, but also for its promising business environment and high level of human talent, with all the resources needed to make the next leap. Thanks to the great efforts of its leaders, Emirati students have access to world-class level universities, are fluent in several languages, and possess a broad, international outlook that can serve any business format.

The Business Year’s country-specific publications, sometimes featuring over 150 face-to-face interviews, are among the most comprehensive annual economic publications available internationally.

This 118-page publication covers finance, investment, energy, green economy, IT and media, industry, transport, construction, real estate, health, education, and tourism. The report features dozens of interviews, including:

  • Sultan Abdullah bin Hadda Al Suwaidi, Chairman, Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD)
  • Mohamed Juma Al Musharrkh, CEO, Invest in Sharjah
  • Hatem Al-Mosa, CEO, Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC)
  • Najla Al-Midfa, CEO, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa)
  • Amer Douri, CEO, Al Douri Group
  • Abdulla Ali Al Mahyan, Chairman, Sharjah Health Authority and Sharjah Healthcare City (SHCC)
  • Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy, Chancellor, University of Sharjah
  • Hanan Al Mahmoud, CEO, Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre

The publication also features a range of articles and analysis, including:

  • Chinese relations
  • Innovations in the banking system
  • New sustainable mindset
  • Food industry
  • New coastline motorway
  • Ecofriendly developments
  • International hospital staff exchanges
  • Teaching with practical methods
  • Growth of sustainable and heritage tourism