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Al Noor Island opens to the public

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced the opening of the 45,470 square meter Al Noor Island in Khalid Lagoon in Sharjah. The AED 80 million (US$23m) island development combines art, nature and leisure attractions to create a scenic and tranquil destination in the heart of Sharjah city. Sharjah’s newest leisure attraction has been designed and developed to inspire the ...

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Gulftainer wins Lloyd’s List award

Sharjah-headquartered terminal operator Gulftainer has been presented with the ‘Port Operator Award’ at the Lloyd’s List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards 2015. Lloyd’s List provides information, analysis and knowledge for business decision makers in the global shipping community. The annual awards were held on 9 December 2015 in Dubai, where CEO International Operations Flemming Dalgaard received the award on ...

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Sharjah World Music Festival 2016 starts 7 January

Read more about Sharjah World Music Festival 2017 The third edition of Sharjah World Music Festival organized by Furat Qaddouri Music Centre and sponsored by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), will start on the 7th of January 2016, in participation of Arab and western artists and musical bands from 13 countries. The festival’s concerts will take place at Al ...

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Sharjah’s busy cruise season begins

Sharjah expects as many as 37 port calls from cruise ships during the 2015-2016 season, according to Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), bringing an estimated 80,000 cruise passengers to the emirate. GCC countries will receive more than a million visits from cruise passengers during the 2015-2016 cruise season and Sharjah’s cruise business has been growing steadily. Strategically located ...

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New incubator to help women entrepreneurs

Sharjah Businesswomen Council (SBWC) is to launch a new start-up incubator programme to help Emirati women entrepreneurs bring new business ideas to life. Formed under the patronage of Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Honorary Chairperson of SBWC in collaboration with Education For Employment (EFE), the new initiative is called ‘Jeel’ (‘generation’ in Arabic) and will support start-ups in cities ...

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BCI opens new plastics plant

Baalbaki Chemical Industries (BCI) has officially opened a new 15,000 square metre polyester and pre-polymer manufacturing plant in Sharjah’s Hamriyah Free Zone. The new production facility is the company’s first in the United Arab Emirates and adds 40,000 metric tonnes to the group’s capacity. Already a leading supplier of polyurethane systems and polyurethane raw materials, BCI has an existing production ...

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Port takes delivery of first Sharjah-built tug

Sharjah Port and Customs Authority has taken delivery of a new 80 foot harbour tug boat from Damen Shipyards Sharjah, for use at the emirate’s east coast Khorfakkan Port. The new Damen ASD Tug 2411, which is named Al Luolo’Aya, is the first ‘made in Sharjah’ tug to be put to work by the ports authority. Located in Hamriyah Free ...

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Sharjah puts halal tourism in the spotlight

The fourth OIC Halal Middle East, which is being held from 8 to 10 December at Expo Centre Sharjah, will shine a spotlight on the halal tourism industry. The new vertical segment of the show, Halal Tourism Middle East 2015, is expected to help the local and regional industry tap into the fast growing halal travel and tourism market. According ...

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Sharjah opens tourist-ready wetland conservation centre

The Wasit Wetland Centre in Sharjah’s 4.5 square kilometre Wasit Natural Reserve has been officially opened by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. The first project of kind in the region, the Wasit Wetland Centre and reserve reflects Sharjah’s aspirations to both protect the environment and to create a ...

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SAIF Zone expands to meet growing demand

Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) is constructing 127 new warehouses with a total area of 561,750 square feet within the Free Zone Industrial Park Area of the zone. The new warehousing is one of a number of expansion projects planned in response to the increasing demand facilities in the zone, which houses approximately 7,000 companies. SAIF Zone’s strategic location ...

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