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Sharjah

(shärjä`), sheikhdom (1995 pop. 400,339), c.1,000 sq mi (2,590 sq km), part of the federation of seven United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates,
federation of sheikhdoms (2005 est. pop. 2,563,000), c.30,000 sq mi (77,700 sq km), SE Arabia, on the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The federation, commonly known as the UAE, consists of seven sheikhdoms: Abu Dhabi (territorially the largest of the
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, SE Arabia, on the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The modernized town of Sharjah (1995 pop. 320,095), on the Persian Gulf, is the third largest town in the federation, and has been developed especially as an art museum, cultural, and educational center as well as a commercial center. Oil has been produced in Sharjah since 1961. Formerly a British protectorate, Sharjah was the site of a British base until 1971, when the British withdrew from the Persian Gulf and Sharjah joined the United Arab Emirates. Its ports have long been important both strategically and commercially.

Sharjah

 

a city in the United Arab Emirates; the capital of the emirate of Sharjah. Population, 19,200 (1968). Sharjah is a trading center and a port on the Persian Gulf. Fishing is the traditional occupation; other economic activities include the chasing of gold and silver articles.

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Brigadier Al Harithy pointed out that, "This trust represents a major challenge for the company to pursue further excellence in providing services according to the best international practices, within the Emirate of Sharjah.
Held under the patronage of Sharjah Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler, the closing ceremony was attended by Khamis Al Suwaidi, Head of the Department of Suburbs and Villages Affairs in the Emirate of Sharjah, a number of heads of departments and senior officials, employees, and a huge crowd of people who came from different Emirates and parts of the country.
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Summary: Emirates Post presented to Sharjah International Airport officials a set of commemorative stamps that were issued recently to celebrate 75 years of the establishment of the first international airport in the Emirate of Sharjah and the Gulf region.
Scheduled to take place from September 7 to December 7, the exhibition will feature photographs that capture the emirate of Sharjah, including the Central and Eastern Regions of the emirate.
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The project is part of the Mass Transport Master Plan developed to offer highest level of comfort to public transport users in the emirate of Sharjah and also to recommend people to use public transport.
Further expounding on Sharjah's highly favourable investment environment, Saud Salim Al Mazroui, Hamriyah Free Zone Director of Commercial Affairs , commented, "With the highest level of economic diversification in the region - Sharjah is the only economy in the Middle East with no single sector contributing to more than 1/5th of its GDP - the emirate of Sharjah offers excellent opportunities in a diverse range of economic sectors, including renewable energy, tourism, healthcare, retail, and logistics, in addition to its superb infrastructure and rapidly growing economy.
Emirates Post presented to Sharjah International Airport officials a set of commemorative stamps that were issued recently to celebrate 75 years of the establishment of the first international airport in the Emirate of Sharjah and the Gulf region.
Under the patronage of Shaikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, and Chairperson of the Sharjah Baby Friendly Emirate Campaign, the Emirate of Sharjah will host the third Global Breastfeeding Summit on December 7 and 8.
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The emirate of Sharjah saw Sunday the inauguration of the first UAE's plant for recycling construction waste.