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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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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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