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Accelerating Entrepreneurship: Sharjah’s Sheraa grants $50,000 to tech start-up

The UAE’s Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) awarded $50,000 to Solva Technologies, a tech start-up that offers environmentally-friendly solutions to electric motorbikes, Sheraa said in a press release on Sunday. The Emirates, over the past two years, has been increasing efforts to support tech start-ups and entrepreneurs, it sees as vital to the country’s growth and prosperity. Late last month, Sheikh …

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Sharjah to develop $816mln pedestrian-friendly community

Alef Group, a key UAE-based real estate company, is set to develop a new pedestrian-friendly residential community, ‘Al Mamsha’ at an estimated cost of Dh3 billion ($816 million) in Al Juraina area of Sharjah. Al Juraina area is in close proximity to Sharjah University City and Sharjah International Airport, about 15-20 minutes drive from Sharjah city centre and 20-30 minutes …

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Sharjah Statistics to Share Global Spotlight on Use of Data for Community Development

International Association for Official Statistics Conference to be held in Abu Dhabi The Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) has announced its participation in the 15th conference of the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS 2016), which will be hosted in Abu Dhabi from 6th to 8th of December. More than 500 top officials, policy makers and experts …

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UAE’s Sharjah Tourism eyes 200,000 Chinese visitors by 2021

A delegation from the Authority visits China for the third time this year as it prepares to welcome 200,000 tourists by 2021 announced the Authority following its roadshow in Urumqi. H.E. Al Midfa: China is one of our fastest-growing source markets; Guests from China increased by 75% in the first 9 months of this year with further growth predicted. Sharjah, …

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Sharjah gears to score higher than 88% to sustain its WHO ‘Healthy City’ status in the region

The emirate of Sharjah is now the healthiest city in the Middle East and Africa region with an impressive score of 88% as per the World Health Organization (WHO). Stakeholders from various Sharjah Government departments related to the healthy city program assembled at the Sharjah Health Authority headquarters to share their strategies. The stakeholders brainstormed during the meeting to ensure …

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Air Arabia takes off to Sarajevo

Delegation headed by the carrier’s Chairman joined the inaugural flight. Three direct flights a week to Sarajevo to be increased to six weekly staring 1st of July. A senior Air Arabia delegation recently joined the carrier’s inaugural flight from Sharjah to Sarajevo as part of three-day programme to commemorate the start of flights to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The delegation was …

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Sharjah Makes History as Citizens Cast Vote in First Sharjah Consultative Council Elections

Huge crowds seen at polling stations across emirate; Minister Dr Anwar Gargash hails first scc polls as a ‘historic development’ The first-ever historic elections to the Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) got off to an exciting start today (Thursday, January 28) with citizens turning up in droves with great enthusiasm to cast their votes at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club …

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Sultan Al Qasimi signs MoU between Sharjah Research Academy and University of Queensland

Ceremony aimed to strengthen cooperation in both educational and scientific fields. His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, signed a memorandum of understanding between the Sharjah Research Academy and the University of Queensland, Australia yesterday with the aim of strengthening cooperation between the academy and the university in both …

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Sharjah, the First City in the Middle East to Launch Smart Wi-Fi Bins

United Arab Emirates-Sharjah, Bee’ah , the Middle East’s award-winning and leading integrated environmental and waste management company, is introducing innovative solar-powered bins across Sharjah that will act as hotspots, in line with the UAE’s Innovation Week, which seeks to promote and encourage the finest ideas on innovation from government and private sectors, as well as the public. Designed and built …

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Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority launches mobile app to enhance tourist experience in Emirate

During Arabian Travel Market 2015 The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority ( SCTDA ) has launched at the Arabian Travel Market 2015 its mobile applications for iOS and Android devices, enabling tourists to plan their trips to Sharjah conveniently using their smart phones. Speaking on the occasion, HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Director General of SCTDA , said: “Technology …

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