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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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Sharjah introduces new hotel classification system

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has introduced a new hotel classification system in an effort to improve quality standards, offer consumers more choice and so to help boost overall tourism industry growth. The new classification updates the criteria introduced in 2008, which falls under the Sharjah Hotel Classification and Licensing Law. According to HE Khalid Jasim Al ...

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Sharjah welcomes 15 percent more tourists

Sharjah registered a 15 percent increase in tourist numbers during the first half of 2014, with more than one million tourists staying in the emirate compared with 955,355 tourists during the same period last year, according to new figures announced by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA). According to the SCTDA, Sharjah’s hotels enjoyed an average 74 per ...

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180,000 tourists flock to Sharjah’s beach resorts

Sharjah’s tourism resort business had a busy start to 2014, with 180,000 tourists registering at beach hotels and resorts during the first half of the year. According to the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), beach hotels enjoyed a record 80% average occupancy during the period January to June 2014. Sharjah views tourism as a strategic pillar of the ...

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Sharjah’s strong tourism growth underpins new hotel investment

UAE-based Hospitality Management Holdings (HMH) is the latest hotel management group to announce a major investment in Sharjah, unveiling a US$4 million (AED 15m) project to refurbish Sharjah’s popular Coral Beach Resort. A number of hotel projects have already been announced this year, including new properties from Accor, Hues and Starwoods, plus several planned hotels as part of tourism development projects ...

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Sharjah tourism authority embarks on Europe-wide roadshow

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has embarked on a roadshow of major European cities to promote the Emirate of Sharjah as a tourist destination. The first part of the European road show includes Austria, Germany and Switzerland and runs from 19-23 May 2014, with further country visits to be announced. More than 250,000 European tourists visited the Emirate ...

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