Foreword from Director General of Fujairah Freezone

Sharief Habib Al Awadhi

It is a privilege for me to pen the foreword of this book ‘Doing Business in Fujairah’. The title Doing Business, the book, doing business itself, or doing any type of act, requires strategic planning, focused vision, identifying the goals, the methods, and the forecast results. It’s a two-way process; therefore, the element of communication is highly important and required.

For generations, UAE is known for its inherent dynamisms and extensive trade links throughout the region, on a global perspective. It’s a known fact that UAE’s economy is not just oil driven but a perfect business hub for International trade with a unique synergy. Under the leadership of our founding leaders and visionaries it reinforces the fact that UAE offers total economic freedom to the investors making it an entrepreneurs’ haven. Fujairah is always a stepping stone for bringing such investments to this country.

The Free Zones also contributed heavily in boosting the UAE economy along with factors such as infrastructure, macroeconomic stability, health and education, labour market efficiency, technological readiness and innovation. Being strategically located, Fujairah has its significance as a centre of marine navigation between the east and the west. Under the wise leadership of H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, Fujairah is witnessing a remarkable economic boom. Fujairah’s abundant natural resources and investor friendly economic policies make it a perfect choice for investment.

The clarity of this booklet ‘Doing Business in Fujairah’ compiled by Morison Menon Corporate Services shall guide entrepreneurs and be a ready reckoner in understanding the business characteristics of Fujairah. It represents the recommended communication medium between the investor and the licensing authorities.

We believe that this being the first edition shall have the vital information, can accommodate new thoughts, new ideas and changes, and will continue to develop itself as the business continues to grow in Fujairah.

I thank H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, H.H. Sheikh Saleh Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Chairman of Department of Industry and Economy and H.H. Sheikh Saif Bin Hamed Bin Saif Al Sharqi, Chairman of Fujairah Free Zone Authority for their encouragement, guidance and continuous support to develop this booklet. I wish the venture all success.

Sharief Habib Al Awadhi