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Jet Airways to launch daily Mangalore-Sharjah flights

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has announced that it will launch a new daily route from Mangaluru (Mangalore) in southern India to Sharjah in the UAE from 7 August 2016. Mangaluru is the main port city of Karnataka, India’s twelfth largest state by population. Jet Airways is India’s second largest airline operating flights to 73 destinations, including 22 international ...

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Sharjah Ruler approves safari park project

Arabian mountain gazelle

His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has given approval for what could be the largest safari park project outside Africa. The second phase of the Seih Al Bardi Kabeer Park will see the park expand to an area of 14 square kilometres (about 3,500 acres) and be prepared to accommodate ...

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Astronomical observatory to be built in Mleiha

Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism Project, a new tourist, heritage and eco-tourism destination 50km east of Sharjah city, is to have an astronomical observatory built on top of one of the area’s mountains. The observatory is one of the outcomes from an agreement signed between Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences (SCASS), under ...

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AtlasGlobal launches daily Sharjah service

Turkish airline AtlasGlobal has begun three-times weekly service between Istanbul Atatürk International Airport and Sharjah International Airport on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: the airline’s only route to the UAE. Majority owned by Turkish travel and tourism operator ETS Group, AtlasGlobal (formerly Atlasjet Airlines) now operates 37 domestic and international flights to Europe and the Near East including flights to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. ...

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New Kalba park project announced

His Highness Dr. Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, has approved a major new public park project in Al Ghail district of Sharjah’s east coast town of Kalba. Sharjah has invested in a wide range of projects in Kalba to develop leisure and tourism infrastructure including eco-tourism developments promoting the area’s natural ...

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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 new wildlife centre opens to tourists

A new 12 square kilometre wildlife conservation centre located in the Hajjar mountains, close to the Sharjah Kalba road near the emirate’s east coast, has now been opened for tourists, schools and other visitors. Inaugurated by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Al Hefaiyah Mountain Conservation Centre has been established ...

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Sharjah tourism to open five global offices

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has recently revealed plans to open five overseas offices to promote Sharjah as a tourism destination. The authority will open representative offices in China, India, Russia, Germany and Saudi Arabia during the first part of 2016. Meanwhile, the authority has forecast a modest 3-5 percent growth in tourist numbers for this year, after a ...

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First phase of Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism Project opened

The first phase of the Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism Project, which includes the Mleiha Archaeological Centre, has been officially opened by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. The tourism and heritage project, located in an area of natural beauty 50km to the east of Sharjah city, is being ...

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Sharjah handles 10m air passengers in 2015

Total passengers handled by Sharjah International Airport surpassed 10 million per annum for the first time during 2015, growing 5.5 percent compared with passenger numbers in 2014. Meanwhile, aircraft movements at Sharjah international increased by 1.23 percent to 71,426 in 2015 compared with 70,559 in 2014. Sharjah passenger traffic saw strong growth throughout the year, growing by 6 percent in ...

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