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MEA event leaders meet in Sharjah

Leaders from the Middle East and Africa’s exhibition industry met in Sharjah this month for a Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) Leadership Meeting. The meeting of the UFI’s Middle East and Africa Chapter was held at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 2 June 2016 and was attended by exhibition organisers, venues and industry service providers. ...

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MAF building ‘super-regional’ mall in Sharjah

Majid Al Futtaim Holding is building a ‘super-regional’ shopping mall at Al Zahia community in Sharjah, which is planned to open in 2018. Al Zahia is a 1.3 million square metre (14m sq ft) masterplanned gated community being developed by Majid Al Futtaim and owned by Sharjah Holding, a joint venture between Majid Al Futtaim and the Government of Sharjah. ...

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Gama Aviation offers Category Zero handling at Sharjah airport

Global business aviation services company Gama Aviation plc now offers ‘Category Zero’ handling for its fixed based operations (FBO) at Sharjah International Airport. New handling rates have been introduced to encourage the region’s light aircraft users to use Gama’s facilities at the airport. According to the company, there are some 128 light aircraft in the Middle East, accounting for 16 ...

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SEWA evaluates Hamriyah expansion bids

Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) is evaluating eight bids for the contract to expand and convert Hamriyah power plant from an open-cycle plant to a combined-cycle facility, according to Middle East Economic Digest (MEED). Media reports indicate that the expansion is expected to increase electricity production capacity from 500 Megawatts (MW) to between 1,000 MW and 1,500 MW. The ...

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Air Arabia Q1 net profit up 34 percent

Sharjah-headquartered Air Arabia PJSC (AIRARABI:DFM), the largest low-cost carrier operator in the Middle East and North Africa, has announced a 34 percent increase in its net profit for the three months ending 31 March 2016, compared to the same period last year. The strong first quarter financial results exceeded analyst expectations, despite regional economic uncertainties resulting from lower oil prices. ...

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80% of Sharjah Investment Center plots sold

Sharjah Investment Center (SIC), a new 32 million square foot mixed-use industrial development in Sharjah, has sold 80 percent of the plots in its first two development phases to-date, according to Saudi property developer SNASCO. The project, which is a joint venture between SNASCO and UAE investors, has sold 350 plots out of the 15 million sq. ft. area allocated ...

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SAM to launch stage two of Al Saja’a Industrial Oasis

Sharjah Asset Management (SAM), the investment arm of the Government of Sharjah, plans to launch the second stage of sales for Al Saja’a Industrial Oasis on April 28th via a sales event at the Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort and Spa. SAM opened sales for the first stage of its new 14 million square foot industrial estate in October last year, ...

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Sharjah’s Tilal Properties eyes AED 3 billion of real estate projects

Tilal Properties, a joint venture between Sharjah Asset Management and Eskan Real Estate Development, is studying plans for two new real estate developments in Sharjah worth an estimated AED 3 billion (US$822m), according to media reports. The company is also considering projects elsewhere in the region, including possible projects in Saudi Arabia. The new Sharjah projects in consideration are, reportedly, ...

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Two new construction joint-ventures formed

KBW Investments and Basma Group Sharjah have formed two construction UAE joint-ventures in Sharjah, Klampfer Middle East LLC and Arcadia Middle East LLC. The agreements were signed in Sharjah this week by HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal, Chairman, KBW Investments, and Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman, Basma Group Sharjah. The creation of Klampfer Middle East LLC ...

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New AED 210 million Sharjah retail complex to open April 2017

A new 37,000 square metre shopping mall is being built near to Sharjah International Airport by Alef Group, a Sharjah-based real estate developer. The company has announced that it has awarded the construction contract for the AED 210 million (US$ 57m) retail complex to UAE contractor Omis Contracting and that it expected the complex to open in April 2017. Branded ...

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