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Sharjah passenger growth rises to 4% in Q3

Passenger traffic at Sharjah International Airport grew by 4 percent during the third quarter of 2017, compared with the same period of 2016, handling 2.996 million passengers. Summer travel drove Q3 growth with the airport handling 1 million passengers during July and 1.1 million passengers during August. Performance during the three months also beat that of Q1 and Q2 this ...

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Sharjah tourism opens east coast office ahead of the winter tourism season

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has opened a new tourism office and information center in Khorfakkan, in advance of the winter tourism season. Located on Sharjah’s Indian Ocean coast, Khorfakkan Port has been a destination for luxury cruise-liners since the early 1980s and has become an increasingly popular tourist destination and a focus of Sharjah’s tourism development strategy. ...

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Sharjah hotels see Russian guest numbers double in H1 2017

Sharjah’s hotel sector saw a 94 percent increase in the number of Russian guests during the first half of 2017, according to Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA). Sharjah hotels reported a total of 106,693 Russian guests staying during the first six month of the year, compared to 54,017 guests during same period in 2016. The increase is a ...

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Plans for Sharjah’s second DoubleTree by Hilton unveiled

Hilton and Tilal Properties, developers of Tilal City and Tilal Mall, have unveiled plans for the DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah Tilal Mall, the second Doubletree-branded property in Sharjah to be announced by Hilton this year. Announced during a signing ceremony at Cityscape Global 2017 in Dubai this week, the new property will be built adjacent to Tilal Mall and is ...

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Summer vacations boost July Sharjah passenger traffic by 24%

Sharjah International Airport saw a 24 percent jump in passenger traffic in July, handling over one million passengers during the month as summer vacation travel filled up airline seats. The increase was significantly more than the 17 percent registered from June to July last year. Year-on-year, passenger numbers this July grew by a total of 8 percent compared with July ...

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Sharjah air passenger traffic grows 3% in Q2 2017

Passenger traffic grew by 3 percent at Sharjah International Airport during the last quarter, as the airport handled 2.75 million passengers during April, May and June, compared with 2.66 million during the same period of 2016. Overall, Sharjah handled 5.5 million passengers during the first half of 2017, about 3 percent higher than the first half of 2016. Sharjah handled ...

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Sharjah launches summer tourism campaign with 50% discounts

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has launched ‘Sharjah Summer’, a two-month campaign aiming to drive entertainment, leisure, retail and tourism sales, underpinned by discounts of up to 50 percent. It is the emirate’s first summer campaign that integrates offers from airlines, hotels, government institutions, travel agencies, shopping centres and other private sector companies. So far, about 30 public ...

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Wildlife imports bring Sharjah safari park a step closer to opening

The Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) has announced that it has imported 288 wild animals from South Africa into the emirate, bringing Sharjah’s vision for what could be the largest safari park project outside Africa one step closer to reality. The animals are being cared for by experts at the Seih Al Bardi Park (Elebriddi Wildlife Protected Area) and ...

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Strong growth and innovation fuel Sharjah hotel investment and development pipeline

Sharjah’s hotel industry continues to expand across multiple segments of the business, fueled by growth in revenues, the emirate’s economic development and innovation in the local tourism sector. According to Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), which recently launched its own ‘Sharjah Collection’ luxury hotel brand, Sharjah hotel revenues have been growing at 12 percent per annum and are expected ...

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Sharjah handles 2.7 million passengers during Q1

Sharjah International Airport handled 2.741 million passengers during the first quarter of 2017, registering 2 percent growth compared to the first three months of last year. The airport has experienced continuous growth during the past five years, handling 11 million passengers during 2016. Sharjah handled 969,633 passengers in January, 827,369 February and 944,038 in March 2017, peaking at 4 percent ...

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