Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) Promotes Sharjah During its Participation at the World Halal Tourism Summit
As part of its ongoing commitment to cementing the Emirate’s position as a leading regional business and investment hub, the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), participated as a sponsor and exhibitor at the World Halal Tourism Summit (WHTS), held in Abu Dhabi from 19 to 21 of October. Through its participation at WHTS, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) introduced investors interested in Halal tourism to the available opportunities in Emirate, which is considered one of the leading international destinations in the sector. Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq)'s stand at WHTS displayed information about a range of its tourist attractions in the Emirate, including the Al Jabal Resort – The Chedi – Khorfakkan, winner of the GCC Hospitality and Leisure Project of the Year - Middle East Architect Awards 2012; the Kalba Eco-Tourism project; and Heart of Sharjah, which includes the Al Bait Hotel, the first traditional Emirati five-star luxury hotel. Commenting on its participation at WHTS, Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, COO of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), said: “Our participation at the World Halal Tourism Summit comes as part of commitment to cement Sharjah’s position as a leading regional investment and business hub, especially in the tourism and leisure sectors. “Sharjah is considered as one of the leading tourist destinations in the Halal tourism market, due to the abundance of modern leisure attractions and family friendly establishments, which all encapsulate the essence of Islamic and Arabic culture”.