Who we are

Sharjah Foundation to support pioneering Entrepreneurs (RUWAD) established under the law no. (2) of the year 2005 issued by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, with the aim of supporting small and medium enterprises in the Emirate of Sharjah, by providing financial and technical support and paving the way for a suitable environment for the establishment and development of these projects, and creating an encouraging climate for all Emiratis’ individual and collective entrepreneurial projects, through an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit for positive development of projects.

RUWAD believes in the creative potential of the UAE youth and their keenness to make the best use of the opportunities, services and prospects that the UAE has provided to entrepreneurs wishing to establish small and medium sized companies in all emirates.

Since its inception, and with the close following up of the Government of Sharjah, the efforts of Board of Directors, the senior management, and the team of the foundation, and in cooperation with our strategic partners, many Emirati citizens have been able to start successfully and constantly their own projects, by getting the required funding, and constant support.

This resulted in the transformation of these projects from just promising thoughts on paper, into real existed investment projects which provide multiple services for the community.This will enhance the comprehensive and sustainable economic development of the Emirate.