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Sharjah Census 2015 begins

The Sharjah Census 2015 begins this week with 1,800 researchers, observers and volunteers conducting door-to-door interviews across Sharjah emirate. The census will provide data for strategic planning and help the government further develop Sharjah’s infrastructure and resources. Sharjah was recently named as the first World Health Organisation (WHO) Healthy City, in the Middle East and North Africa, for putting health ...

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WHO names Sharjah ‘Healthy City’

Sharjah has been officially named as a WHO Healthy City, during the visit of senior officials from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Joining the WHO Healthy Cities programme in 2012, Sharjah has been able to meet 88 percent of the 80 programme criteria, becoming the first Middle Eastern country to be accredited as a WHO Healthy City. The WHO Healthy ...

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Local startups can register free on Federal suppliers list

The UAE Ministry of Finance has announced that local Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) can now register in the Federal Register of Suppliers free-of-charge in an effort to support Emirati startups. According to the terms, the SMEs must be owned by UAE citizens and must register with the Federal Register during the first two years of their establishment. The Ministry’s ...

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Sharjah achieves WHO Healthy City status

Sharjah has been recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the Middle East’s first Healthy City, as a result of the city meeting a wide range of criteria set by the WHO Healthy Cities programme. The programme engages local governments in health development in an effort to prioritise health on the social, economic and political agenda. The WHO Healthy ...

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Sharjah honoured at London sukuk awards

The Government of Sharjah was honoured at the 2015 London Sukuk Summit earlier this month where it was awarded the ‘Award of Excellence for Most Innovative Sukuk Issuance by a Sovereign Debt Issuer’. The award was given in recognition of Sharjah’s debut 10-year US dollar sukuk, which was issued at a size of US$750 million (AED 275b) in September 2014. ...

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Sharjah plans diabetes and nanomedicine research centres

Sharjah’s plans to establish two medical research centres were unveiled this week by the Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah (UoS) H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi. A centre of excellence for diabetes and endocrinology research and a centre for nanomedicine, both of which will be located at the University of Sharjah. The new ...

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New Sharjah municipality headquarters opens

Sharjah City Municipality‘s new AED 200 million (US$ 54m) headquarters has opened in Al Musalla in the centre of Sharjah city. The four-storey building has been constructed on a 100,000 square metre plot using environmentally-friendly building systems for lighting, ventilation and sewerage. The new headquarters has 200 rooms including prayer rooms for men and women, a library, a theatre, activity ...

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Sharjah to tender AED 526m of drainage & sewerage projects

Sharjah Directorate of Public Works is to tender for consulting firms to develop AED 526 million ($143.2 million) worth of sewer and storm-water drainage projects in the emirate. The plans follow an in-depth study conducted by Sharjah Urban Planning Council (SUPC) in collaboration with Sharjah Municipality, Sharjah Directorate of Public Works, Sharjah Directorate of Town Planning and Survey and international ...

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Five new Sharjah real estate projects under study

Five new real estate developments are currently under study by the Sharjah Real Estate Registration Department that aim to benefit from recent changes in the emirate’s real estate laws. Sharjah updated is property ownership laws last year to allow foreign expatriates living in the United Arab Emirates to purchase 100 year leaseholds in real estate zones designated by the government. According to ...

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Silver coin to commemorate Sharjah’s cultural capital status

The United Arab Emirates Central Bank is issuing a commemorative silver coin to celebrate the selection of Sharjah as Islamic Culture Capital of the Arab Region for 2014 by the Islamic Organization for Education, Science and Culture (ISESCO). The silver coin, with a face value of AED 100 (US$ 27), features a portrait of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin ...

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