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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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Shurooq announces AED 60 million Mleiha Desert Resort development

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has grabbed the headlines once again at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM 2017), with the announcement of its “Mleiha Desert Resort”, first five-star desert resort at the heart of Mleiha, and news that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with “Al Wanis”, Qatari tourism company established in Sharjah, to develop the AED 60 ...

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Eco-tourism showcases Kalba’s natural beauty

Far from the bright lights and skyscrapers of the United Arab Emirates’ west coast, Kalba has long been reputed for its peace, tranquility and areas of natural beauty. Now the Kalba Eco-Tourism Project, the largest eco-tourism project in the United Arab Emirates, aims to create a sustainable platform for tourism development. However, the government has been careful to ensure that ...

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Shurooq launches spectacular Kalba Kingfisher Lodge eco-tourism project

As part of its strategy to provide the region’s leading sustainable tourist destinations, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), has begun implementing the stunning Kalba Kingfisher Lodge, its latest ground-breaking eco-tourism project, in collaboration with Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA). Shurooq said that the five-star hospitability project, featuring a tented camp that offers unique experiences within the mangrove ...

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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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Eco-tourism projects help Sharjah capitalise on natural resources

After many years of quietly developing its cultural tourism resources, Sharjah has now begun to launch large scale eco-tourism projects that both help provide visitors with a richer experience and help protect the emirate’s natural environment. Perhaps the largest of these, so far, is the Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism Project, which deftly presents the archaeological site and area of natural ...

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New Kalba park project announced

His Highness Dr. Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, has approved a major new public park project in Al Ghail district of Sharjah’s east coast town of Kalba. Sharjah has invested in a wide range of projects in Kalba to develop leisure and tourism infrastructure including eco-tourism developments promoting the area’s natural ...

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First phase of Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism Project opened

The first phase of the Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism Project, which includes the Mleiha Archaeological Centre, has been officially opened by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. The tourism and heritage project, located in an area of natural beauty 50km to the east of Sharjah city, is being ...

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Shurooq completes Phase 1 of Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism Project

Details of the completed phase one of the Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism Project have been revealed today by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq). The multiphase project will create a new tourist attraction in the UAE and the wider Arab region with an estimated AED 250 million (US$ 68m) expected to be invested in Mleiha over the next few years. ...

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Al Hafiya Picnic Park in Kalba welcomes visitors

Al Hafiya Picnic Park, developed by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), as part of Al Hafiya Nature Reserve located in Sharjah’s Kalba city, began to receive visitors after the completion of development works. It has recently opened its doors to visitors. Al Hafiya Picnic Park is part of Kalba Eco-Tourism Project, the largest eco-tourism project in the United Arab ...

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