Sharjah sees rise in tourists due to Summer Festival

Sharjah sees rise in tourists due to Summer Festival
Published: 12 August 2018 - noon

The ongoing Sharjah Summer Festival has had a significant impact on the emirate’s tourism sector, according to a statement by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA).

Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, chairman, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, said, “The festival supports one of our most important objectives for the emirate, which is to consolidate its position as an ideal destination for family tourism and an attractive destination for visitors and tourists from all over the country.”

The festival will come to an end on 31August 2018.

SCTDA has launched a series of projects and initiatives to promote tourism in the emirate.

Sharjah has witnessed growth in several sectors in the last few years, and its tourism sector contributed more than AED9bn to the total GDP of AED102bn, accounting for 8.8% of the tourism and travel sector's contribution to GDP.

“Our plans are made in accordance with the guidelines of ‘Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021’ and the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to promote Sharjah as the ideal destination for families. The Sharjah Summer Festival is an important milestone for the emirate, contributing directly to its growth and prosperity,” Midfa said.

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