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 Sharjah is aiming to attract 10 million tourists by 2021 Sharjah is aiming to attract 10 million tourists by 2021

SCTDA Launch Tour Guide Training Programmes

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) launched a new set of training programmes to help improve the skills and knowledge of local tour guides.

This initiative is part of SCTDA's continuing efforts to enhance the emirate’s tourism sector human resources capabilities, aiming to train and assist the guides via comprehensive courses with English, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, French and Italian language versions available.

The courses are primarily aimed towards throwing the spotlight on Sharjah’s many tourism landmarks, especially archaeological and cultural sites, and include practical lessons and field visits to many of the sites. SCTDA has already organised a tour for Sharjah Museums tour guides to Mleiha Archaeological Centre, which will give them the opportunity to see and learn more about the region’s rich cultural heritage.

SCTDA has also developed a series of training courses under the umbrella of the Marhabtain initiative, with an aim to train and award certification to tour guides under the supervision of tourism experts and professionals.