sharjah-powerboat12Residents and international visitors are all set to witness another spectacular Sharjah Grand Prix, the UIM F1 H20 World Powerboat Championship, this weekend with the best of the best Formula 1 racers and world champions bringing the Khalid Lagoon alive with their incredible feats and thrills.

Addressing a Press conference at Hilton Sharjah HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority said that the Authority is proud to host the grand finale of the UIM F1H2O World Championship 2013, the Sharjah Grand Prix, for the 14th year in a row.  He said that the UIM F1H20 World Powerboat Championship is not just the high point of the annual Sharjah Water Festival but an event that is eagerly awaited every year by sport lovers, motor racing enthusiasts and people from all over the world.

Referring to Sharjah’s celebrations as the Capital of Islamic Culture in the Year 2014 by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Al Midfa said: “This is a huge honour and another feather in the Emirate’s cap under the visionary leadership of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.”

Al Midfa said the Year 2014 will be a year of grand celebrations with the SCTDA joining other Sharjah government entities in hosting a number of special events and activities to mark the great honour and celebrating this beautiful Emirate of ours.

“With our world-class festivals and events like the SWF, the Sharjah Light Festival and by being part of major international tourism and trade exhibitions, the Authority has been pursuing a long-term strategy to promote and showcase Sharjah’s offerings and its tourism and hospitality sectors at various levels,” said Al Midfa. He emphasised that the success in organising an international event like the Sharjah Grand Prix greatly helps to showcase the Emirate’s suitability as a venue for more such international events.