Sharjah is the third largest Emirate of UAE. With a population of 600,000, H. H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi is the ruler of this Emirate. The Emirate of Sharjah extends along 16 kms of UAE's Gulf Coastline & more than
80kms into the interiors. In addition there are three enclaves, these are Kalba, Khor Fakkan & Dibba Al Husn. Area- wise it covers 2600 kms.
Sharjah is the main supplier of liquefied gases to power stations & desalination plants. Sharjah encompasses some important oasis areas; the most famous of which is Dhaid, where a wide range of vegetables & fruits are grown.Education
is given a priority, which is evident in its educational institutes & international universities.
It has three seaports, two on its western coast on the Arabian Gulf & the other is the Khor Fakkan Port which is on the Gulf of Oman. It also has an international Airport.
Besides having Corniche beautifully situated in the middle of the city, there are modern shopping malls as well as traditional markets, museums & cultural centres which are a delight to the tourists. The peaceful hamlets of Khor
Fakkan & Kalba are major attraction & provide a getaway from the hustle bustle of the city life.
Sharjah has two Free Zones:
Hamriyah Free Zone