UAE’s Sharjah Gears up for Tourism Boom

Published August 22nd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The Emirate of Sharjah, UAE is to receive a major economic boost with the construction of a conference and exhibition center and four new hotels, designed to give a boost to the emirate's developing tourism industry, reported Gulf News.  

The English daily said the plan was unveiled by Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qasimi, head of the Economic Development Department in Sharjah, who was speaking to representatives of Indian travel and civil aviation.  

"These projects are expected to contribute largely to tourism and economic development in the emirate," Sheikh Tariq said  

Sheikh Tariq said that the Commerce and Tourism Development Authority was keen to facilitate visits to the emirate by businessmen and tourists.  

"Such facilities provided by the authority include getting their visas issued for them. This policy is aimed at attracting more tourists and investment to the emirate," the sheikh was quoted as saying – 


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