Beach hotels in Sharjah deliver strong H1 results

Emirate sees 180,000 visitors to beaches according to SCTDA

Coral Beach Resort Sharjah is to have a $4mn upgrade.
Coral Beach Resort Sharjah is to have a $4mn upgrade.

Hotels and resorts on Sharjah's beachfront witnessed very positive occupancy results for the first half of 2014, with levels reaching record highs of 80%.

According to Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), the number of guests using beach hotel facilities reached 180,000 for the first six months of the year.

Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Director General, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, said: “The heavy turnout at beach hotels and resorts in the emirate has exceeded expectations.

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According to the SCTDA statistics, guests at these special beach hotel facilities had swelled to more than 180,000 during the first half of this year registering 80% occupancy rates.

Al Midfa added that the emirate is keen to continue this positive growth, with increased facilities for tourist.

"Sharjah is keen to build more world-class hotel facilities and tourist facilities with the highest standards of safety and best of leisure, water sports and recreational activities, putting the emirate among the top beach tourism destinations in the region," he said.

Earlier this year the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority unveiled plans for its latest project – Sir Bu Nuair Island.

The project will include a luxury five-star hotel & resort, hotel apartments and villas, a camping village, retail shops, a souk, dedicated family areas, an amphitheatre, a museum, a mosque, an education centre, a harbour and an airport.

Additionally, this year United Investment and Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) revealed details of Novotel Sharjah Expo, a business hotel set to open in the first quarter of 2017.

Also this year, 72 by Hues, Sharjah opened, Hospitality Management Holdings announced plans to invest US $4 million in the renovation of Coral Beach Sharjah and Manazil Group announced plans for a Sharjah property.

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