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According to new figures released by Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), more than 86,000 Chinese visitors stayed in Sharjah hotels last year, compared with 53,000 during 2015, making China the emirate’s sixth largest inbound tourism market. 

Air Arabia laid out plans to launch a new service from Sharjah to Baku, expected to be the airline's first addition to its route map this year.

The waste management company Bee'ah in collaboration with Sharjah' s Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) inaugurated new electric desert-cleaning vehicles during a joint environmental protection campaign this January.

In an effort to revive the practice of traditional storytelling, Al Noor Island is hosting Sharjah's first International Storytelling Festival, themed Tales on the Island.

The fourth edition of the Sharjah World Music Festival 2017 is set to take place from January 06 – 14 at Al Majaz Amphitheatre.

In line with its efforts to achieve a 16 percent increase in arrivals from Europe, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) attended World Travel Market (WTM) London to showcase its offerings.

Coral Beach Resort Sharjah set up a booth at the 16th annual ceremony and graduation of Breast Feeding Friends (BFF) society's 10th cycle of breastfeeding peer counsellors to give away a number to gift vouchers.

EgyptAir Cargo began its freighter operations to Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, the second destination for the carrier in the UAE after Sharjah.

Expo Centre Sharjah is set to host the Consumer Electronics Fashion – The Big Sale between December 01 – 03. The event will see top distributors, retailers and dealers coming together to present the best offers in the country.

Sharjah welcomed 878,006 visitors in the first half of the year, accounting for a total of 1.99 million overnight stays, up 19 percent year-on-year.