Industry & Energy

Sharjah Industry & Energy

With limited oil and gas resources by regional standards, Sharjah has had to look to other sectors to build a robust and diversified economy. Chief among these has been industry and manufacturing, and the emirate has emerged as an important centre for industry in the Middle East, with the sector contributing around 17% of its GDP and around one-third of manufacturing activity in the UAE as a whole.

This chapter contains interviews with Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and Majid Jafar, CEO, Crescent Petroleum.