Sharjah Trade and Industry plays a crucial role in the economy of the United Arab Emirates. There are several factors that boost the development of trade and industry of Sharjah.
Expo Centre Sharjah is a modern and highly developed event, exhibition and conference complex, that spans over an area of 128,000 square meters. In the entire Middle East it is technically, the most advanced. With an investment of more than US $50 million, the Expo Centre Sharjah organizes all sorts of international events and trade shows, using state-of-the-art facilities. Some of the upcoming trade shows of Sharjah that are supposed to be held at the Expo Centre between January and November, 2008 are International Automobile Show, Italian Lifestyle in the Emirates, Gulf Maritime, MidEast Watch & Jewellery Show, Gulf Glass, National Career Exhibition, The Perfect Wedding and Expo Riva Schuh. Thus businessmen from various parts of UAE and the world get superb opportunities to seek partnerships in trade.
The banks of Sharjah are vital in influencing the city's trade and industrial development. The principal banks in the city that offer essential financial services to the citizens are ANZ Grindlays Bank, Arab Bank, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Bank of Sharjah, National Bank of Sharjah, Sharjah Islamic Bank, British Bank of the
Middle East, Mashreq Bank, Bank Sedarat Iran, Citibank, Commercial Bank of Dubai, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Middle East Bank and many more.
Petrofac Sharjah is an international company that provides diverse solutions to industries, related to the processing and production of oil and natural gas. It constructs, designs and operates different types of oil and gas facilities.
The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry offers complete support to various local industries. It has established an industrial area with necessary infrastructure projects as well. It also provides a large number of beneficiary services for enhancing the booming trade in the city.
Jobs in Sharjah attract people from different parts of the globe due to the existence of lucrative career opportunities in the cities. Jobs are available in the following economic sectors such as agriculture, conversion industries, oil and natural gas, construction, business and real-estate, hotels and restaurants, finance and more.
Sharjah Trade and Industry contributes to the tremendous economic growth of the city and of UAE at large.