History of the Council
Founded in 2006, the Sharjah Urban Planning Council was formed in 2014, by virtue of the Amiri Decree No. 5 issued by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, within the framework of the efforts being made to keep pace with the overall development in the Emirate of Sharjah.
Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi was named as Chairman of the Council by virtue of the Amiri decree No. 8 of 2014 regarding the appointment of a chairman for the Sharjah Urban Planning Council. Another law was issued by His Highness to delineate the council’s objectives, powers and competencies. The board’s membership is comprised of directors of government departments and authorities, including the Department of Planning and Survey, the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) and the Roads and Transport Authority.
The Board is composed of a technical advisory committee comprising experts from the Directorate of Housing, Sharjah Economic Development Department, Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development, Environment and Protected Areas Authority, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority and a representative of the private sector.
The council aims to develop a comprehensive strategy for urban development and infrastructure projects and oversee the preparation, execution, follow-up and update of the strategic plans for government entities concerned in urban development, infrastructure and environment issues.
Our standard operating procedure complies perfectly with the city's rules and regulations and thrives through them; SUPC's mission is to make the people of Sharjah happier, by making their lives easier. This great Emirate has all the resources imaginable to aspire towards even greater achievements and is the only one to share borders with all six of the other Emirates.
We believe that every decision should be governed by wisdom and long-term vision. We will never settle for the common or the easy alternative, and our benchmark is therefore excellence at any cost. Our role is to best combine creativity, innovation and understanding of our culture, towards creating an optimized urban environment built on a sound and sustainable infrastructure.
The SUPC values are unchangeable. We are engaged to the active work approach that allows us to stay connected to the public and driven towards achieving the best practices in Urban Planning and Development. We are 'GLOCAL' by nature, inspired by global trends and local needs and always determined to deliver on our vision and promises. We aim to develop an overall urban strategy to ensure that the infrastructure will match the accelerated pace of economic growth and urbanization in Sharjah.