Sharjah and Ajman both revealed plans to bolster their tourism infrastructure at the 2021 World Travel Market, which is currently taking place at the Excel London convention center in the UK.
The Ministry of Tourism Development in Ajman has announced that a number of large museums will be developed in the emirate, including the Ajman Museum, the Masfout Museum and the Al Manama Museum.
Along with this, Ajman’s museum mobile app is being improved, with the addition of new features and services that promote the museum and its attractions. These features include voice control technology, audio tours, an interactive map, a QR code reader and the use of location sensors.
New facilities for the beaches and recreation areas of the emirate are also in preparation. A poetry museum is in the works and the emirate plans to organize events and activities that promote Emirati heritage and attract investment in arts and culture.
Sharjah is also looking for ways to increase its attractiveness as a tourist destination. At the WTM, the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) signed an agreement with the Singaporean group The Lux Collective, specializing in the management of luxury hotels and hotel institutions. Thus, the group will manage two new tourist resorts in Sharjah, Al Dhaid and Khor Fakkan.
The emirate also took the opportunity to highlight new and existing tourism projects, including Sharjah Safari in Al Dhaid, the Moon Retreat by Mysk in Mleiha, Al Suhub Rest House in Khor Fakkan and Kalba Waterfront, as well as plans to develop the beaches of the emirate, including Al Heerah and Al Luluyah.
“Tourism is an essential pillar of Sharjah’s economy and the national economy in general,” said Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, chairman of the Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority. “It is a necessary requirement to drive sustainable development at all levels.
“The WTM is an opportunity for us to highlight the great potential of Sharjah’s tourism sector, showcasing the various tourist attractions of the emirate, which again attract tourists from all over the world as travel restrictions are phased out and as air traffic rebounds.
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Update: November 3, 2021, 6:57 am