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Sharjah’s India trade marketing campaign shifts into high gear

Trade, investment and tourism from India have become a top priority for Sharjah, as its trade promotion organisations campaign widely to capitalise on growing interest in the emirate. Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) and Hamriyah Free Zone both launched new marketing roadshows targeting India during the past few days, building on a busy year of promotion activities by Sharjah authorities. ...

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Indian airlines ramp up Sharjah flights

Indian airlines are ramping up services connecting Sharjah with the subcontinent to meet growing demand, adding new routes to connect the emirate with key cities in India. Air India Express and Jet Airways have both launched new Sharjah routes this year catering to business travellers and tourists, plus Indian expatriates working in the UAE. Jet Airways introduced a new daily ...

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SAM and Apleona to create new facilities management firm

Sharjah Asset Management (SAM), the investment arm of the Government of Sharjah, and global facilities management service provider Apleona (formerly Bilfinger Facility Management and Building Services), have signed a joint venture agreement to establish a new world class facilities management company headquartered in Sharjah. Apleona delivers services for the property lifecycle beginning with property investment and covering planning, construction and ...

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Air Arabia ranked 3rd among top 50 airlines

Sharjah-headquartered Air Arabia PJSC (AIRARABI:DFM), the largest low-cost carrier operator in the Middle East and North Africa, has been ranked third in UK-based Airfinance Journal’s list of top 50 global airlines. The financial aviation intelligence magazine’s top 50 report evaluated the performance of 137 airlines based on a set of operational and financial parameters, including Total Revenue, Net Income, Passenger ...

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Why invest in Sharjah?

By H.E.  Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi As part of Shurooq’s ongoing efforts, I undertake many overseas travels to present the emirate of Sharjah as a lucrative investment and business destination. As I network with commercial leaders and global investors from around the world, I often see myself pausing to put myself in their position, asking myself the most important ...

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Sharafco opens US$100m oil storage terminal

Sharafco Group, a diversified petrochemicals group, has opened a new 80,000 cubic metre (cbm) oil storage terminal at Sharjah’s Hamriyah Free Zone. The new facility falls under Hamriyah-based Sharafco Petroleum FZE, a leading UAE supplier, marketer and manufacturer of petroleum and fuel products, which aims to lease out the tanks to global petrochemical traders. The US$100 million (AED 3.65b) storage ...

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‘Invest in Sharjah’ brand launched at FDI Forum

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) unveiled a new ‘Invest in Sharjah’ brand at the Sharjah FDI Forum 2016 on Wednesday. Shurooq expects the new brand to help position Sharjah in global markets and help foreign investors identify the right opportunities in the emirate. Shurooq was established in 2009 to identify, evaluate and drive tourism, industry and heritage-related infrastructure projects, ...

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Sharjah: gateway for international expansion

Sharjah’s unique position as a gateway for international business expansion was the topic under discussion at a key panel event held in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, which took place at the opening of the Sharjah Foreign Direct Investment Forum (Sharjah FDI Forum 2016), ...

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Sultan Al Qasimi witnesses launch of ‘Invest in Sharjah’ brand

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, has witnessed the launch of ‘Invest in Sharjah’, an initiative which aims to unveil the rich array of investment opportunities in the Emirate of Sharjah to businesspersons and investors across all sectors. Established to become the authoritative trend for business and investments ...

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Sharjah airport records first million passenger month

Sharjah International Airport has recorded its first million-passenger month, handling 1,041,870 inbound, outbound, transfer and transit passengers during the month of August, a 12 percent increase on the 928,897 passengers handled during August 2015, according to the airport’s latest statistics. Sharjah airport surpassed 10 million passengers per annum for the first time during 2015, registering an annual passenger growth rate ...

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