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Shurooq and Khorfakkan City forge ahead with major projects

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Khorfakkan Municipality are to accelerate their plans for substantial new tourist destinations, broadening Shurooq’s portfolio and adding to Khorfakkan’s domestic and overseas hospitality and tourism appeal. In a high-level meeting with H.E. Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO, Shurooq, H.E. Fawzia Rashid Al Qadi, Director-General of Khorfakkan City Municipality, reaffirmed the municipality’s full ...

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Sharjah expecting 72,000 passengers during 2016/2017 cruise season

Sharjah’s east coast port of Khorfakkan is expected to welcome 28 luxury cruise ships disembarking some 72,000 tourists during the 2016/2017 cruise season, according to Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA). Among the vessels expected, three international cruise ships will make their maiden calls at Khorfakkan, while the management of US-based luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises are meeting the ...

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Cruise Arabia promotes 2016/2017 cruise season

Cruise Arabia, the Arabian Gulf’s cruise tourism alliance, promoted the region’s 2016/2017 winter/spring cruise season at Seatrade Cruise Global 2016 in the USA this month. Sharjah is an active member of the cruise alliance, which also includes tourism authorities from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Qatar and Oman. Seatrade Cruise Global is the leading annual global business-to-business event for the cruise industry ...

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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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Sharjah, Florida port authorities sign ‘Sister Ports’ agreement

Sharjah’s Department of Seaports & Customs and Canaveral Port Authority of Florida in the USA have signed a ‘Sister Ports’ agreement, which will underpin a variety of cooperation and collaboration initiatives including trade and investment development activities between the two authorities. The agreement was signed at a meeting hosted by Sharjah-headquartered international port operator Gulftainer in the Sharjah Chamber of ...

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Shurooq to invest AED 5 billion in tourism projects

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) plans to invest AED 5 billion (US$ 1.4b) in tourism development projects by the year 2018, in Sharjah city, Sharjah’s east coast and in island resorts. HE Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Shurooq, recently revealed the authority’s multi-billion investment plans in an interview with UAE newspaper Al Ittihad. Shurooq was established by ...

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Sharjah’s Khorfakkan port ranks in global top ten

Sharjah’s east coast Khorfakkan Port has been ranked in the top ten most productive ports in the world, according to the 2014 JOC Port Productivity report. The Journal of Commerce compiled the report based on data gathered about 483 terminals and 771 ports from ocean freight carriers representing more than 75 percent of global capacity. All ports listed in the ...

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New cruise terminal for Khorfakkan

A new leisure cruise ship terminal is to be built for Sharjah’s east coast Khorfakkan Port, in line with the emirate’s goals to continue to develop its cruise tourism business. Sharjah’s toursim sector is currently enjoying a successful 2014-2015 cruise season, expecting an estimated 36 international cruise ships bringing in more than 80,000 tourists. According to local media, the east ...

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Sharjah expects 17 major cruise liners

Sharjah expects 17 major international cruise liners to visit the emirate over the next two years, according to Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA). Thanks to its strategic Indian Ocean location, Sharjah’s Khorfakkan Port has been welcoming luxury cruise-liners since the early 1980s and is becoming increasingly popular on the itineraries of international operators. More than 71 calls from luxury ...

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US$60 million upgrade for Sharjah container port

Sharjah-headquartered terminal operator Gulftainer has invested US$60 million (AED 220m) in four state-of-the-art ship to shore (STS) and 12 rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes at the Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT), significantly strengthening the terminal’s operational capability and overall productivity. According to Gulftainer, the new, advanced STS cranes are larger, with a greater outreach to better service massive 18,000 twenty-foot container ...

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