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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 Municipality announces largest digitalisation project in GCC

Sharjah Municipality has announced the largest digitalisation project in the GCC, which will deploy enterprise software provider SAP’s advanced business solutions across all of the organisations internal and external services. The project will be developed and implemented in partnership with SAP, Evoteq (a technology company set-up by Bee’ah earlier this year) and Evoteq’s implementation arm, EvoGulf. One of the most ...

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Sharjah-based Al Qabdah wins AED 400 million Dubai contract

Sharjah-based Al Qabdah Building Contracting has been awarded a AED 400 million (US$ 110m) construction contract to build a mid-market luxury residential community in the neighbouring emirate of Dubai. Alandalus Apartments, part of the world-class Jumeirah Golf Estates residential golf destination, will include 715 apartments, 95 town houses and a retail centre. The first handover of properties is expected to ...

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Sharjah survey to gather demographic data on Emirati households

Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) has launched a new data gathering project that will update demographic information on the emirate’s 25,000 Emirati households. The project, called ‘Tahdeeth’, is the largest population survey since the Sharjah Census 2015 and is expected to continue until 4 December. Sharjah last full population census found that more than 1.4 million people ...

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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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100 business representatives from Hong Kong and Sharjah meet to discuss trade and investment

In another ambitious move to increase Sharjah’s depth and reach of foreign investment, some of the emirate’s most influential economic drivers met with trade delegates, officials and businesspeople from Hong Kong recently, to present the unique opportunities and incentives which make Sharjah one of the most attractive investment destinations in the region. Sharjah’s FDI Office ‘Invest in Sharjah’, the investment ...

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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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China technology transfer venture to open regional headquarters in Sharjah

China Arab International Technology Transfer Co. Ltd. (CAITTC), a platform for technology transfer and scientific cooperation between China and Arab countries, will open its regional technology centre and headquarters at Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP)*. As part of the memorandum of understanding signed between the company and SRTIP, a centre for technology transfer will be established to help ...

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Expo Centre adds expansion for Sharjah International Book Fair

Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) this week inaugurated a 42,000 square foot (3,900 sqm.) temporary expansion for Expo Centre Sharjah to accomodate the continued growth of Sharjah’s fairs and exhibitions, in particular the highly anticipated Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), which takes place from 1-11 November. Last year’s Sharjah International Book Fair hosted 1,681 publishing houses from 60 ...

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Sharjah FDI Forum 2017 debates the fourth industrial revolution

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, the first day of the Sharjah FDI Forum 2017 has headlined with an expert panel of internationally renowned business leaders and technology gurus to explore the implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR) on future economies and societies – ...

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