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How did Sharjah become 2019 World Book Capital? Bodour Al Qasimi explains

It was a dream come true for all of “us working on this project,” Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, President of the Emirates Publishers Association, said while reflecting on the recent election of Sharjah as the UNESCO World Book Capital for 2019. Celebrating her emirate’s feat and pushing Sharjah’s cultural and literary scene forward, Sheikha Bodour, who is also ...

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SCCI organises tour to members of diplomatic corps in the UAE

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) organised a tour for the heads and members of the diplomatic corps to the UAE and their spouses. The tour included a number of cultural landmarks to promote the progress made by the Emirate in all economic, tourism and cultural sectors and walks of life. The tour organised on Monday, February 25, ...

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Sharjah Publishing City unveils first dual license

Dual license will allow companies to take advantage of investment opportunities within the free zone as well as the UAE’s mainland markets The Sharjah Publishing City (SPC) under the umbrella of the Sharjah Book Authority and the world’s first publishing free zone, have signed an agreement with the Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD) to launch a new dual trade license ...

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Sharjah World Music Festival 2018 to begin on 13 January

The fifth edition of the most anticipated annual music event in the emirate, the Sharjah World Music Festival (SWMF) is back to entertain the UAE from 13 to 19 January 2018 (updated). It is presented by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) in a strategic partnership with Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) and Al Majaz Amphitheatre. Festival organiser, ...

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Mleiha unveils new ‘Time Machine’ family packages

Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism Project, a premier tourism and leisure destination from Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), is inviting youngsters, their friends, and families to travel back in time to discover the wonders of the past in a new series of packages designed to be both fun and educational. The adventurers can explore the remains of a 70-million-year old ...

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Sheraa hosts One Young World MENA Caucus

As part of its commitment to support aspiring entrepreneurs in the region, Sheraa recently hosted the One Young World MENA Caucus  at the Sheraa Hub in American University of Sharjah, bringing together delegates to debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues facing the region. One Young World (OYW) is a global platform founded in 2009 that gathers ...

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AUS ranked as one of the world’s most international universities

American University of Sharjah (AUS) has been ranked by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 as one of two universities with the highest percentage of international students. According to the ranking of the world’s top 1,000 universities (an annual publication of the UK’s Times Higher Education magazine), international students account for 84 percent of the total students enrolled at ...

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UNESCO names Sharjah ‘World Book Capital 2019’

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has named Sharjah its ‘World Book Capital 2019’, in recognition of the emirate’s initiatives to further reading, literacy and book publishing. The announcement also adds further weight to Sharjah’s efforts to establish a global book publishing hub at its purpose-built ‘Sharjah Publishing City’, which has already received an overwhelming response from ...

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QS World University Ranking confirms AUS as top ten Arab university

American University of Sharjah (AUS) has been ranked among the top ten universities in the Arab world by the 2017/2018 QS World University Rankings. Compiled by British education specialist Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the ranking puts AUS in joint 411th place globally and placed joint 8th highest among Arab universities in the survey. AUS has consistently been ranked among the top ...

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Education at the heart of Mleiha

UAE’s residents and visitors who are fascinated by the country’s rich history and wish to learn more about its early civilizations will be amply rewarded with a trip to Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism Project; a premier tourism and leisure destination from Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq). Mleiha has been established to cater to the increasing demand for new vacation ...

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