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Why Sharjah

Travel Zone

Under The Patronage of
H.H. Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qassimi

Friends of Cancer Patients will play the host for the 5th Gulf
Federation for Cancer Control Conference in Sharjah, 5th to 7th
May 2011, with the main theme being "Colorectal Cancer -
Diagnostics, Treatment and Control."

Why Sharjah


Sharjah is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE.) It is the third largest Emirate and is geographically located on the west coast of the UAE, overseeing both the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

A fascinating oasis, Sharjah offers its visitors a unique experience and the opportunity to taste the Arabian hospitality and traditional heritage at its best. From the early days around 5000 years ago, when the first settlement of the city began, Sharjah has always been at the core of regional development. It was the most important port on the lower Arabian Gulf from the time of the early trading with the East into the first half of the 19th century.

Sharjah has always enjoyed its unique reputation as a cultural and heritage destination providing visitors with the ideal getaway at any time of the year. In 1998, Sharjah was awarded the cultural capital of the Arab world by the UNESCO for its commitment to art, culture and preserving its heritage.

The thriving economic development of this Emirate is attributed to the attractive opportunities and the positive incentives that encourage businesses to invest in Sharjah. Sharjah has maintained good trading relations with a great number of countries around the world and vigorously pursues a policy of forging closer economic ties with new trading partners, opening additional international markets.

Sharjah has a lively history. Uniquely located on world trade routes, the Emirate has developed from a small trading town, relying on fishing and pearl diving, to one of the most modern, dynamic commercial and trade centers in the region.

To sustain its strong economy, the Government of Sharjah recognizes and promotes the growth of the private sector and welcomes foreign investment in the manufacturing, trade and service sectors. The presence of local and foreign banks, advanced communication systems and other essential modern services have contributed to the continuing positive trend in the business climate of the Emirate.

Sharjah has established policies that encourage development. The emphasis is on sustainable and balanced growth between the various sectors, and on maintaining mutual links that enable each sector to adequately support and serve the other.




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