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Mleiha fort, lake and cave tell the story of early man

With its prime indications of early human civilisation that have established it as one of the world’s rich troves for archaeology, Mleiha proudly showcases its authentic cultural legacy. The Sharjah site’s abundance of artefacts that tell the story of man’s first inhabitation of the area 130,000 years ago enhance its vast panorama of natural wonders, making Mleiha a rare natural ...

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Phase II of Heart of Sharjah project on schedule

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced that progress on the second phase of the “Heart of Sharjah” development, one of the largest heritage and tourism projects in the region, is right on schedule. The announcement from Shurooq coincides with the hosting of two major heritage events in Sharjah, Sharjah Biennial 2017, which commenced on 10th March and runs until ...

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Top 9 must-try outdoor adventures at Mleiha

Infographic: find out about the top 9 outdoor activities at Sharjah’s premier desert tourism destination. With its breath-taking natural landscapes, stunning historical landmarks and archaeological treasures, Mleiha offers an unforgettable desert experience. Visit the Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-Tourism Centre website or download the infographic here for more information. Photo gallery (click to view larger size) Visit discovermleiha.ae for more information on Mleiha Archaeological and ...

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Sharjah World Music Festival 2017 to welcome stars from 13 countries

The fourth edition of Sharjah World Music Festival will run from the 6–14 January 2017 in celebration of the best Arabic and Western musicians and bands from 13 countries. [Click to view Sharjah World Music Festival 2017 in pictures] Organised by Furat Qaddouri Music Centre and sponsored by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), the festival’s concerts will take place at ...

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Mleiha sees more than 10,000 visitors for Sharjah Spartan Race

Amid an atmosphere of great enthusiasm and excitement, Sharjah hosted its first ever Spartan Race on Friday at 7:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. in Mleiha, attracting more than 10,000 visitors to the long-waited race event. The race was organised by the Spartan Race in association with Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism destination. More than 2,400 participants took part in the race ...

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Sharjah hosts grueling ‘Spartan Beast’ competition

Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism Project has announced that it will host the two senior categories of the Spartan Race, including ‘Spartan Beast’, one of the world’s most challenging endurance races. Taking place on November 18 at the location of Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism project, developed by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), the Spartan Beast consists of a challenging 20 ...

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AUS retains top ten Arab university ranking

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) latest global ranking of universities confirms that the American University of Sharjah (AUS) remains in the top ten highest ranked universities in the Arab world, according to a report published this month. AUS was one of three universities from the United Arab Emirates ranked amongst the top ten Arab universities listed in the global ranking. QS, a ...

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Heart of Sharjah – a journey through history

Under the directives of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has embarked on a major project to develop Heart of Sharjah as part of its efforts to protect the emirate’s valuable cultural heritage. Scheduled for completion in 2025, the 15-year restoration project is the first ...

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AUS ranked in Arab university top 10

The American University of Sharjah (AUS) has been ranked in the top ten universities in the Arab world by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) for the second consecutive year. The university was ranked 7th in both the 2015 and 2016 QS University Rankings for Arab Region, which ranked 100 academic institutions last year and 200 academic institutions in the current report. Quacquarelli ...

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Sharjah Senior Golf Masters brings European Senior Tour back to UAE

Shurooq, the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, has partnered with the European Senior Tour to host the Sharjah Senior Golf Masters presented by Shurooq at the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club from 2017 to 2019, becoming the fifth current European Tour initiative in the United Arab Emirates. The inaugural 54-hole event, sanctioned by the Emirates Golf Federation (and supported by ...

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