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Sharjah Airport marks new milestone

A new milestone was marked by Sharjah Airport as it received the “Green Airport” Silver recognition 2020, which acknowledges airports’ achievements in environmental projects. Within the preservation of the environment programme issued by the Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific region, this accreditation is a testament to Sharjah Airport’s innovative advances in the field of water management and recycling. The appreciation ...

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Sharjah records 3% increase in hotel guests in 2019

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, SCTDA, revealed that the emirate recorded a three percent growth in the number of hotel guests in 2019 as compared to 2018. The sector welcomed approximately 1.8 million guests last year with a hotel occupancy rate of 66 percent. Guests from the Russian Federation topped the list, followed by GCC countries such as ...

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Sharjah: New residential hubs emerge

GRADUAL SHIFT: In the last 12 months, there was a gradual shift in housing demand from locations in the city centre to emerging residential hubs within Sharjah. THE NASMA RESIDENCES BY ARADA. The project is located at the intersection of Emirates Road Highway E611 and Maliha Road, spanning just over 5 million square feet. PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS: Close to Dh16.7 billion ...

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Passengers at Sharjah Airport get free books with coffee

Novel initiative launched by Knowledge without Borders   SHARJAH: Sharjah International Airport passengers left for various parts of the world on Thursday, carrying free books they chose on a variety of topics. These books were brought in as part of the ‘Travel with a Book’ event organised by Sharjah-based Knowledge without Borders (KwB) initiative for airport passengers and employees. The ...

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$25.9m Khorfakkan Beach project opens in Sharjah

The project was opened at a ceremony by the ruler of Sharjah The Khorfakkan Beach project, a US$ 25.9m (AED 95m) tourism project that aims to strengthen Sharjah’s tourism sector has opened in the emirate. The project features a one kilometre area on the southside of the beach, dedicated to water sports, shopping spaces and F&B venues. Khorakkhan Beach project also brings a ...

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Sharjah Fringe Festival: Your complete guide of events

Expect family-friendly entertainment and out-of-the-box theatrics starting January 16 Do you like your entertainment to be a little on the strange side? Say no more. Sharjah Fringe Festival promises two weeks of unusual theatre, music, puppetry, magic, dance and interactive street shows for the whole family, starting this weekend. Billing itself as the first fringe festival in the Middle East, ...

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SCCI organises tour to members of diplomatic corps in the UAE

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) organised a tour for the heads and members of the diplomatic corps to the UAE and their spouses. The tour included a number of cultural landmarks to promote the progress made by the Emirate in all economic, tourism and cultural sectors and walks of life. The tour organised on Monday, February 25, ...

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Indigo to launch two more Sharjah routes

IndiGo, India’s largest budget-carrier, will introduce non-stop flights to Sharjah from Lucknow (LKO) and Hyderabad (HYD) starting 29 December 2017, due to the growing demand for Sharjah connections. The airline launched its inaugural flight to Sharjah International Airport in March, connecting Sharjah with Kozhikode (Calicut), followed by the addition of a direct flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in April. IndiGo will ...

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New Anantara Sharjah Resort planned for 2020

Sharjah’s Basma Group and property developer ARADA have signed a management agreement with luxury hospitality group Minor Hotels to launch an Anantara Sharjah Resort, scheduled to open in mid-2020. The new Sharjah property is one four Anantara-branded resorts planned for the UAE. International hotel owner-operator Minor Hotels currently has 157 hotels in operation across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. ...

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Forum to discuss growth of Sharjah hospitality sector

Sharjah will host the 4th Hospitality Industry Forum on 4 December 2017 at Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), bringing together experts and professionals from hotels, resorts and across the emirate’s integrated tourism system. The one-day event, organised by Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), will discuss the latest developments in the hospitality sector at local, regional and ...

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