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Passengers at Sharjah Airport get free books with coffee

Novel initiative launched by Knowledge without Borders   SHARJAH: Sharjah International Airport passengers left for various parts of the world on Thursday, carrying free books they chose on a variety of topics. These books were brought in as part of the ‘Travel with a Book’ event organised by Sharjah-based Knowledge without Borders (KwB) initiative for airport passengers and employees. The ...

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$25.9m Khorfakkan Beach project opens in Sharjah

The project was opened at a ceremony by the ruler of Sharjah The Khorfakkan Beach project, a US$ 25.9m (AED 95m) tourism project that aims to strengthen Sharjah’s tourism sector has opened in the emirate. The project features a one kilometre area on the southside of the beach, dedicated to water sports, shopping spaces and F&B venues. Khorakkhan Beach project also brings a ...

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Sharjah Fringe Festival: Your complete guide of events

Expect family-friendly entertainment and out-of-the-box theatrics starting January 16 Do you like your entertainment to be a little on the strange side? Say no more. Sharjah Fringe Festival promises two weeks of unusual theatre, music, puppetry, magic, dance and interactive street shows for the whole family, starting this weekend. Billing itself as the first fringe festival in the Middle East, ...

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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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Indigo to launch two more Sharjah routes

IndiGo, India’s largest budget-carrier, will introduce non-stop flights to Sharjah from Lucknow (LKO) and Hyderabad (HYD) starting 29 December 2017, due to the growing demand for Sharjah connections. The airline launched its inaugural flight to Sharjah International Airport in March, connecting Sharjah with Kozhikode (Calicut), followed by the addition of a direct flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in April. IndiGo will ...

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New Anantara Sharjah Resort planned for 2020

Sharjah’s Basma Group and property developer ARADA have signed a management agreement with luxury hospitality group Minor Hotels to launch an Anantara Sharjah Resort, scheduled to open in mid-2020. The new Sharjah property is one four Anantara-branded resorts planned for the UAE. International hotel owner-operator Minor Hotels currently has 157 hotels in operation across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. ...

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Forum to discuss growth of Sharjah hospitality sector

Sharjah will host the 4th Hospitality Industry Forum on 4 December 2017 at Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), bringing together experts and professionals from hotels, resorts and across the emirate’s integrated tourism system. The one-day event, organised by Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), will discuss the latest developments in the hospitality sector at local, regional and ...

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Sharjah Ruler approves 3.3km city beachfront development

His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has approved the Sharjah Beach Development Project, which will create 3.3 kilometres of pedestrian areas, landscaping, sports facilities and public services along Sharjah city’s beachfront parallel with Al Montazah Road. The project falls under Sharjah Urban Planning Council’s (SUPC) strategic plan for developing the ...

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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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