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Sharjah airport passengers increase 6%

Passenger traffic at Sharjah International Airport grew by 6 percent in July, compared with July 2014, while regular passenger numbers continued to grow throughout the first half of 2015*. Last month 837,316 passengers embarked, disembarked or transferred via the airport, compared with 793,260 last year, continuing the year’s strong growth in passenger traffic. Figures for the first half of 2015 ...

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First Premier Inn opens in Sharjah

Action Hotels Company has announced it has opened the first Premier Inn hotel in Sharjah, via its partnership with Premier Inn, the United Kingdom’s biggest hotel brand. Premier Inn, which focuses on affordable hotel accommodation, has nearly 700 hotels in the UK and is rated the UK’s Best Value Hotel Chain by YouGov. The new Sharjah property is one 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 hotels register one million guests in H1

Sharjah hotels and resorts registered one million guests during the first half of 2015, according to the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), consistent with last year’s statistics. Last year saw approximately two million tourists visit Sharjah throughout the year and the emirate aims to attract 10 million tourist per year by 2021. Sharjah offers more than 100 hotels and ...

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New visitor guide to engage Sharjah tourists

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has announced a new initiative to promote Sharjah’s tourist attractions and services via hotels and hotel apartments in the emirate. The SCTDA is installing interactive touch-screen information terminals in all five- and four-star hotels as well as luxury hotel apartments in an effort to engage visiting tourists. The new initiative falls under the ...

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Sharjah’s new star attraction opens July

The new Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences will open to the public on 2 July 2015, providing a new education resource and adding a new cultural attraction for the growing numbers of tourists visiting the emirate. A new high-tech 200-seat planetarium is expected to be the centre’s star attraction. Sharjah has invested heavily in developing itself as a ...

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Sharjah passenger numbers up 7 percent

According to April 2015 figures just announced by Sharjah Airport Authority, 814,648 passengers were handled by Sharjah International Airport last month, a 7 percent increase on the 761,313 passengers handled during April 2014. Overall, airport passenger numbers have grown 6 percent during the first four months of the year, compared with 2014, with 3.2 million passengers passing through the airport. ...

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City Sightseeing Sharjah routes to expand into Ajman

Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) and Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) signed a cooperation agreement at Arabian Travel Market 2015 in Dubai, to promote all tourism and cultural landmarks and historic sites in Ajman and Sharjah. Present at the signing ceremony were H.E. Faisal bin Ahmed Al Nuaimi, Director General of Ajman Tourism Development Department and H.E. Marwan bin ...

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New US$100m Sharjah luxury resort planned

A new US$100 million (AED 367m) art and culture themed 5-star luxury beachfront hotel and resort, the Majlis Grand Mercure Sharjah, is to be built on Sharjah’s corniche and managed by global hotel operator Accor. The new development was announced this week by H.E. Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, chairman of Basma Group Sharjah and H.R.H. Prince Khaled bin ...

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Shurooq announces Al Noor Island tourism attraction

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) unveiled its plans for Al Noor Island at the Arabian Travel Market 2015 this week. The AED 80 million (US$23m) tourism and leisure project, which is currently under construction on the 45,470 square meter Al Noor Island in Khalid Lagoon in Sharjah, will combine nature, art and entertainment. Scheduled for completion in the fourth ...

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