Industry, Logistics & Shipping

Sharjah launches Investors Services Centre

The Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah) this week launched the Sharjah Investors Services Centre (Saeed), a one-stop high-end business facility offering fully-integrated 360 degree government solutions to enable investors bringing their business interests to Sharjah, complete the formalities that go into setting up a business swiftly and efficiently.

The announcement was made during the opening ceremony of the fifth edition of Sharjah FDI Forum on November 11, held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. 

Engineer Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy; Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, executive chairman of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), and a host of local and international economists and business leaders also witnessed this major announcement.

To ensure that uniform licensing procedures and relevant documents are provided to investors, a strong communication network between the Sharjah Investors Centre and the concerned government departments and authorities has been established.

As part of its first step to fully accomplish this objective, Saeed signed its first MoU with the Sharjah Media City (Shams) officially servicing any clients and investors with licenses and services interested in setting up their businesses at the emirate’s leading entertainment and media free zone authority.

Al Sarkal hailed the launch of the new centre and its advanced integrated service offerings as part of the continuous efforts and steps taken by Shurooq to promote Sharjah as a pro-investor emirate and position it as a regional gateway to international markets.

Saeed, he said, furthers Shurooq’s efforts in activating new and stronger partnerships between the public and private sectors, and supports the development journey of Sharjah and the UAE.

The executive chairman of Shurooq also pointed out that by assuming Middle East and North Africa’s (Mena) regional directorship at the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) for a two-year term until 2021, Invest in Sharjah has earned a global mark of confidence in Sharjah’s economic role to drive long-term qualitative investments into the UAE.

Al Musharrkh highlighted that among the wide range of services offered by Saeed to investors and business owners will be the issuance of commercial licenses, getting the necessary approvals for establishing new projects, and resolving all investor queries.

The Sharjah Investors Services Centre (Saeed) joins Shurooq’s diverse portfolio of innovative and technology-based investor services and will operate under the authority’s umbrella in cooperation with its affiliate, the Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah).

Al Musharrkh further said that the centre will push forward Sharjah’s robust investment environment and increase the ease of establishing and doing business in the emirate. Local, Arab and foreign investors are set to benefit from streamlined government services that will further eliminate bureaucracy and promote the emirate’s efforts to advance its services.

He also pointed out that the one-stop shop centre is the first-of-its-kind in the emirate. A customer service expert will be dedicated to each case being worked on at Saeed, who will offer investors personal attention and best-in-class consultation on all procedures and formalities involved in setting up their businesses in Sharjah, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service