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Ramsar Convention recognises UAE’s Wasit natural reserve

The Ramsar Convention has recognised the Wasit Nature Reserve as a ‘Wetland of International Importance’ as a result of the efforts of Sharjah’s Environment and Protected Areas Authority, EPAA, its wetlands teams and the vision of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of …

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Europe awards prizes to Sharjah free zones

The Sharjah International Airport Free Zone, SAIF ZONE, and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, HFZA, have bagged two international awards, in recognition of their sustained efforts to develop state-of-the-art business infrastructure that meet investors’ growing needs. The two free zones received the European Society for Quality Research, ESQR’s, ‘Quality Choice Prize …

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Sharjah building good relations with Armenians

As part of its continuous mission to strengthen relationships with cities around the world, a high-level delegation from the Sharjah Department of Government Relations, SDGR, was in Armenia recently to meet senior government officials. The visit was focused on discussing how their long-standing bilateral relations can be further expanded by …

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Crafts Dialogue opens in Italy, under Sharjah patronage

H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, Royal Patron of Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council, and Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, was in Murano, Italy, to attend the launch of the ‘Crafts Dialogue’. The Crafts Dialogue is a unique project bringing together …

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King Khalid Charity Foundation reviewed

H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, was briefed about the programmes and initiatives of the King Khalid Charity Foundation, which is based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in his office at the Ruler’s Court, in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid …

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Sharjah signs port agreement with Delaware state

The Department of Seaports & Customs of the Government of Sharjah on Wednesday signed a sister port agreement with the Diamond State Port Corporation of the state of Delaware in the US to cooperate in the development of international trade and logistics, exchange information, and build mutually beneficial commercial, technological …

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Japan guest of honour at Sharjah book fair

Japan has been announced as this year’s guest of honour at Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), which will run from October 31 to November 10 at Expo Centre Sharjah. SIBF’s organisers, the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), said the selection aligns with their goal of introducing Arab readers and intellectuals to …

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Number 3 car plate fetches Dh9m in Sharjah auction

Distinguished car number plates generated millions of dirhams during an auction where plate Number 3 fetched Dh9 million in a fierce bidding on Saturday evening. Organisers had a tough time controlling the proceedings in the charged up atmosphere. Within minutes after the bidding began, the price of the No 3 …

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Municipal inspectors raid Sharjah shop, seize sharp weapons

Sharjah Municipality inspectors on Saturday raided a shop and seized a large number of swords, daggers and knives which were being sold to teenagers. The shop had been operating without a licence, said Thabit Salem Al Turaifi, director-general of Sharjah Municipality. The municipality received a tipoff about the illegal activity …

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Sharjah realty boom is taking off

In Sharjah, there is no such thing as difficult market conditions when it comes to selling property. Freehold and long-term leasehold sales have been on the up all through 2017 and developers are just as willing now to keep the supply pipeline humming with new launches. “Since September 2017, there …

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Sharjah airport gets into expansion mode

Sharjah airport is planning a massive expansion of its passenger terminal in the next four years, which will increase the capacity of Sharjah International Airport to 20 million passengers by 2027. This was announced during the Smart Travel Initiative event held on Wednesday as part of the UAE Innovation Month …

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Now, Sharjah’s Dh25b Waterfront City sets sail

Sharjah’s Dh25 billion Waterfront City is starting to show up on the development radar. Just under two years after its announcement, infrastructure works on the 60 million square foot mixed-use destination in Hamriyah have reached key milestones. Work on a Dh220 million substation that will provide 700 megawatts (MW) of …

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Sharjah to start patrolling funeral processions

Funeral processions to cemeteries will now be escorted by police patrols, officials announced on Sunday. The Sharjah Police General Directorate explained that to avoid traffic jams near the cemetery, police patrols will be allocated to escort funeral processions. Sharjah’s main cemetery is located near Industrial Area 6.   According to …

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Academic committee set up for communication forum

The International Government Communication Centre (IGCC) has announced the setting up of an academic committee for the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF). Through the new committee, the subsidiary of Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) aims to enhance communication practices and promote interaction between the relevant bodies involved in government communication. …

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Sharjah World Music Festival 2018 begins on Saturday

The fifth edition of the emirate’s highly-anticipated annual music event, the Sharjah World Music Festival (SWMF 2018), begins on Saturday night, with an opening act by one of the finest Flamenco guitarists in the world, Vicente Amigo, at the Flag Island Amphitheatre. This will be accompanied by a free outdoor …

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5th Sharjah World Music Festival from January 12 to 19

The fifth edition of the most anticipated annual music event in Sharjah is back to entertain UAE residents beginning January 12 to 19. The Sharjah World Music Festival (SWMF), presented by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) in a strategic partnership with Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) and …

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New Sharjah – Dubai Bridge ready by 2018

Traffic between the two emirates of Sharjah and Dubai is a headache for commuters as the sheer volume of cars seems to be getting worse by the day. But authorities have assured that the traffic situation is being addressed, and that by August 2018, a nine-lane bridge will be open …

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Sharjah book fair attracts record 2.38m visitors

The Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) concluded on a record-breaking note on Saturday, with book sales exceeding Dh206 million. The 36th edition of the world’s third-largest book fair also attracted 2.38 million visitors over its 11-day run at Expo Centre Sharjah. The figure is higher than the 2.31 million visitors …

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Registration opens for Xposure photography workshops

The international photography festival, Xposure 2017, on Saturday announced that registration is now open for 35 training workshops presented by award-winning photographers. Xposure, organised by Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), will be held from November 22 to 25 at Expo Centre Sharjah. The training is designed to help develop the …

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UAE’s military prowess on full display

The country’s military might was on full display in a mock exercise along Sharjah’s Al Khan Corniche on Friday as all branches of the UAE Armed Forces demonstrated air, land and sea power before thousands of awed onlookers ringing the shoreline. Dubbed Hosn Al Ittihad (Union Fortress 2), the UAE …

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A new milestone in UK-UAE literary partnership

A new page is turning in the long-standing literary relationship between the United Kingdom and the UAE, said UK publishers attending the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) on Thursday. As the inaugural Guest of Honour at this year’s book fair, members of a UK trade mission team attending the book …

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Sultan inaugurates Sharjah Publishing City

Sharjah has begun a new chapter in its leading position as a hub for books, knowledge and culture with the launch of Sharjah Publishing City (SPC), a special zone for hundreds of publishers and stakeholders in the publishing industry. His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council …

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