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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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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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