Sharjah

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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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A delegation from the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) yesterday (12 June) embarked on a promotional tour of the People's Republic of China to promote investment opportunities and business attractions in the emirate of Sharjah.
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Major General Al Hudaidi, Commander in Chief of Sharjah Police, stressed on the importance of the initiative undertaken by His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to adopt the traffic accidents planning project Saeed in the Emirate of Sharjah.
The tour is also part of Shurooq's endeavour to open new investment markets, reinforce economic cooperation ties, and promote the emirate of Sharjah as an investment destination of choice.
The purchased books will be distributed among libraries of public departments and agencies in the Emirate of Sharjah to promote cultural awareness among employees.
The Festival highlights the leading cultural status of the emirate of Sharjah, the fruit of the continuous efforts of His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan, [Member of the Supreme Council and] the Ruler of Sharjah, who has always been keen to instil a love of culture, knowledge and books among his people, especially children," said Arab.
Shaikh Sultan affirmed that His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, has a great vision for the emirate of Sharjah, based on building its human capital and addressing educational and cultural development needs, as well as on the development of infrastructure that meet the needs of residents and visitors, alike, to help boost economic growth in Sharjah and maintain the emirate's position in the region and beyond.
Sharjah: The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), established in 2009, announced that they've started implementing a strategy for 2013 that focuses on the development of cruise tourism in the emirate of Sharjah.
Shaikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Shurooq, stressed the importance of holding this first of its kind forum in the emirate of Sharjah, with the aim to reinforce intra-governmental cooperation to offer more facilities and incentives for investors and international firms and to jointly face challenges.
The SMC conference will tackle the media progression and its importance to the development of the Emirate of Sharjah in addition to promoting the emirate as the cultural capital of the UAE.
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