As part of plans to promote Sharjah’s tourism sector in the global markets, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) organised a familiarisation tour for an Air Arabia delegation from India to the major tourism, leisure and cultural destinations in Sharjah.

The delegation comprising 28 directors of the Sharjah-based budget airline’s offices in India, who were in Sharjah for the airline’s annual meeting, was accompanied during the tour by SCTDA representatives.

During the tour, SCTDA provided the delegation with an overview of Sharjah’s tourism and cultural destinations and explained the potential of its tourism sector that helped the emirate win the title ‘Capital of Arab Tourism for 2015’ as well as the title ‘Capital of Islamic Culture for 2014’.

During the tour, the Authority reviewed Sharjah’s tourism calendar and provided detailed insights about the festivals and events organised by SCTDA throughout the year.

The tour covered several locations in Sharjah, starting with the Golf and Shooting Club and the Heart of Sharjah, and included the Heritage Area and the Souk Al Arsa. During the visit to the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, the delegation was briefed about Islamic civilization in the region. The tour concluded in Al Qasba, Sharjah’s most prominent leisure destination, which features the Eye of the Emirates and an array of international restaurants and cafes as well as family-focused facilities.