Chairman Message

Sharjah is the cultural capital of the United Arab Emirates. It is the city of culture, city of education; the city of innovation.

Sharjah is built on a sustainable development strategy that was developed under the direction of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the Ruler of Sharjah. It is focused on comprehensive development of the economy, protection of the environment and promotion of culture and education. A triple bottom line of financial, environment and social development. It is the primary reason for the Emirate’s resilience and continued growth.

The Department of Government Relations plays a key role in this development. By coordinating efforts with our local and international partners, the Department of Government Relations aims to develop our trade, culture and tourism relations with a wide array of entities and NGOs globally. 

The Department stands as the primary contact point for any international organizations to coordinate and facilitate opportunities in the Emirate of Sharjah. We ensure that all stakeholders in Sharjah are provided the relevant information to engage in our activities and initiatives across the globe. From the United States to New Zealand, we are supporting initiatives between our government entities and international organizations to create mutually beneficial opportunities for the public and private sectors. Working closely with all stakeholders in the government of Sharjah, we support international programs to export our thought leadership and identify opportunities for knowledge transfer.

Our priorities are focused on the Twinning Cities Program in Sharjah. We are proud to be twinned with the city of Granada in Spain. This agreement was built upon the long standing cultural and historical ties that we share. Our goal is to identify other twinning opportunities with cities that share our diligent focus on culture, education and innovation. 

We welcome our future partners visit Sharjah, the city of culture, education and innovation. The city of smiles.