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Sharjah book fair a hit months before its start

Entire exhibition space at Sharjah Expo for the event scheduled for November already sold out. Thousands of publishers have lined up for the 2020 edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair with the entire exhibitor space sold out months before the event, organisers have announced. The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) on Tuesday said the entire 14,625sqm exhibitor space at the ...

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The 2020 Sharjah International Book Fair will go ahead with restrictions

The annual fair is the biggest publishing event in the region The Sharjah International Book Fair will go ahead this November with stringent safety measures in place, say the event’s organisers. The news comes with the announcement that the annual literary gathering, scheduled to take place from November 4 to 14, at the Sharjah Expo Centre, has already sold all ...

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COVID-19: Sharjah to reopen cinemas, private beaches, gyms, parks and swimming pools from June 24

Emergency and Crises Management team announces to resume economic and tourism activities Sharjah: Sharjah has annonced to resume economic and tourism activities with 50 per cent capacity from June 24. The critical post lockdown second stage also includes opening of cinemas, private beaches and fitness clubs for both men and women, children’s game rental facilities, online games centres and Internet ...

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Sharjah announces more hospitality and tourism sites will reopen

The emirate recently reopened spas, restaurants and beaches within hotels The Sharjah government has announced the second phase of its recovery efforts for the tourism and hospitality sectors. Activities in the emirate will return to 50%, with various businesses now allowed to reopen.The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has been rolling out recovery efforts in stages, the first being ...

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Coronavirus: UAE eases restrictions on boating with 50 per cent cap

Sharjah and Dubai had earlier allowed boating and water sports competitions Restrictions on recreational and commercial boating have been eased across the UAE, as the country returns to normality during the coronavirus outbreak. Excursion boats, personal and commercial yachts can now operate with a passenger capacity limit of 50 per cent. Dr Saif Al Dhaheri, spokesman for the The National ...

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Housemaids will need good-conduct certificate to enter UAE, minister says

A trial with nannies and maids coming from Kenya is already under way Domestic workers of all nationalities will soon need a good-conduct certificate to enter the UAE. The ruling was announced by the labour minister during a virtual session of the Federal National Council on Tuesday. A trial with nannies and maids coming from Kenya is already under way. ...

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UAE To Suspend Flights From Pakistan

The United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) announced yesterday that it would temporarily suspend flights from Pakistan in light of its worsening COVID-19 situation. This suspension, effective Monday, will stand until a laboratory is set up for COVID-19 tests.   A precautionary measure The move is being made to ensure the health and safety of arrivals from Pakistan, with the GCCA ...

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Turkish Airlines, Air Arabia to resume flights in July

Civil aviation authorities clear the airlines to operate flights from Dhaka The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has decided to allow Turkish Airlines and Air Arabia to operate flights from Dhaka amid the Covid-19 pandemic. “Turkish Airlines will operate three flights on the Dhaka-Istanbul-Dhaka route and Air Arabia will operate two flights on the Dhaka-Sharjah-Dhaka route from the first ...

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Sharjah ranks among world’s high-growth start-up ecosystems, report says

Dubai ranked 18th in the world’s top 100 emerging start-up ecosystems Sharjah has ranked the top in high growth activation phase ecosystems in the newly launched Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER). The UAE’s northern emirate of Sharjah was ranked at the top spot in a list of high-growth activation phase start-up ecosystems globally, according to a new report. According to ...

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