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MOH For The Other Four Emirates



Sharjah is the third most populous city in the UAE, with an approximate population of 678,000 people. This city borders Dubai. Most people who work in Dubai prefer to live in this city since the cost of living is cheaper than Dubai – however, Dubai offers better-paying jobs. Sharjah has developed both in the economic and tourism sector. Sharjah is classified as a “dry emirate”; drinking or possessing alcohol is forbidden unless one has a personal alcohol license.


Despite being the smallest emirate, Ajman is the fourth most populous state in the UAE, with about 258,000 people. The major tourist attractions in this area include cultural destinations, hotels, and shopping malls. The commercial sector of this state is also well-developed. The city hosts the Ruler’s office, several banks, and approximately fifty local and international retail shops. Ajman was founded in 1803 after Sheik Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuami conquered the coastal settlements.


Ras Al-Khaimah

Ras al-Khaimah is situated in the northern part of the UAE, bordering part of Oman’s territory, the Musandam. The population of this emirate is 205,000 people, and Emirati citizens are the largest group. Ras al-Khaimah does not have any oil, and it has, therefore, focused on advancing its industrial sector. The primary economic areas of Khaimah include real estate, tourism, building materials, the service sector, and agriculture. This emirate's most recognized types of attractions include shopping, nature, parks, water, and amusement parks. The capital city of this emirate is also referred to as Ras al-Khaimah, and it is home to most of the citizens of Ras al-Khaimah emirate.


The population of this emirate is estimated to be 127,000 people. The capital is Fujairah City. The economy of Fujairah is not greatly developed. It depends on government grants that are issued by Abu Dhabi. Most of the residents in this emirate work in the service sector with the government, prohibiting foreigners from owning any business organizations or company more than 49%.


Umm Al-Quwain

With a total population of 68,000 people, Umm al-Quwain is the least populous state in the UAE. Unlike the other emirates, Quwain has not made any findings of oil products or gas. Therefore, its economy majorly relies on revenue collected from hotels, tourism, and parks.





MOH – Ministry of health grants the which license allows healthcare professionals to practice in the cities of Sharjah Ajman, Ras al Khaimah, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain.

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