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Air Arabia adds third new route of 2017

Sharjah-headquartered Air Arabia PJSC (AIRARABI:DFM), the largest low-cost carrier operator in the Middle East and North Africa, has added its third permanent new international route from Sharjah this year with the addition of direct flights to Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland. The airline now operates flights to over 130 destinations across the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Asia, and Europe from ...

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Pirelli distributor invests in Sharjah logistics hub

Al-Hawai Tyre Co. , the sole distributor of Pirelli for the northern emirates, is to create a logistics hub at Al Saja’a Industrial Oasis, an industrial park 30 minutes outside Sharjah city centre. Established more than 30 years ago, Al-Hawai will build a distribution centre for Sharjah and Northern Emirates, a maintenance workshop and a new retail outlet. There are ...

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Al Thuriah completes handover of Sahara Tower 4

Sharjah-based Al Thuriah Properties has announced the final handover of its AED 295 million (US$ 81m), 33-storey Sahara Tower 4 to home owners. The 3.1 million square foot (288,000 sqm.) mixed-use Sahara Complex on Sharjah’s Al Nahda Street, near to the border with Dubai, will ultimately have six residential towers. Construction of Sahara Towers 1 to 5 is already completed ...

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Masdar and Bee’ah form waste-to-energy joint venture to build Sharjah plant

Bee’ah, the UAE’s leading environmental management company, and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, have formed Emirates Waste to Energy Company (EWEC), a joint venture that will develop waste-to-energy plants across the Middle East. The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in January to jointly develop the Middle East’s first waste-to-energy plant in Sharjah. First announced in 2014, ...

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Expo Centre sees 7% increase in visitor numbers in Q1

Expo Center Sharjah has recorded a 7 percent increase in the number of visitors to exhibitions and events taking place at the Centre during the first quarter of 2017, compared with the same period in 2016. According to the Expo Centre management, 302,474 people visited events during January, February and March, including 12 specialised exhibitions. The meetings, incentives, conferences and ...

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Uptake of Nasma Residences Phase 1 confirms mid-market demand

Nasma Residences Phase 1 has sold out less than a month after launch, confirming investor-demand for mid-market residential properties in Sharjah. Advertised by the developer, ARADA, as offering ‘aspirational yet accessible living in an urban setting’, the new master-planned residential community was announced in mid-March with residential units starting at AED 995,000 (US$ 271,000). Nasma Residences is scheduled for completion ...

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Sharjah Business Summit to shine spotlight on innovation in logistics

Sharjah Business Summit 2017, organised by Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, will put the spotlight on innovation in the transport and logistics sector and Sharjah’s state-of-the-art infrastructure. Co-hosted by its logistics subsidiary, Momentum Logistics, the event is supported by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), Sharjah Municipality, Sharjah Ports ...

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Aster opens 120-bed Medcare Hospital Sharjah

Aster DM Healthcare has opened its largest hospital in the United Arab Emirates: a new 120-bed general hospital in Sharjah, located on King Faisal Street in the centre of Sharjah city. The healthcare group started operations at the new ‘Medcare Hospital Sharjah‘ with a soft launch last month. The new property, brings the group’s number of hospital beds in the ...

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Sharjah Holding launches third Al Zahia neighbourhood

Sharjah Holding has launched a third neighbourhood in its AED 5.5 billion ($1.5b) Al Zahia mixed-use gated community development. The new Al Lilac neighbourhood will be one of seven in Al Zahia and will consist of 120 residential units. About 2,270 homes are expected to be built in the 14 million square foot master-planned development by 2022. Developed by Majid ...

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Sharjah gears up for faster door-to-door services

Sharjah is installing more than 102,000 signboards across the emirate as part of a new Postal Code system. Officially launched by Sharjah Urban Planning Council (SUPC) in 2015, Sharjah’s new post code initiative provides emirate-wide local post codes, linked to a geographical information system (GIS), with accompanying street signage. The new system opens up new opportunities for ecommerce, door-to-door retail, logistics ...

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