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Sharjah Investment & Development Authority (Shurooq) has unveiled plans to invest an additional AED15 million (USD4.08 million) to expand Al Badayer Oasis, bringing the total funding to AED60 million (USD16.33 million).

Taking its sustainable initiatives even further, Sharjah has joined the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities, earning the status of the first Arab member in the network of 500 global hubs.

As part of the emirate’s urban planning agenda, focussed on citizens’ quality of life, Sharjah Urban Planning Council has initiated the Sharjah Waterfront Bicycling and Jogging Path project, which will see 27km of paths across the city.

The final match of the second Sharjah Ramadan Football Championship 2017 (SRFC 2017) concluded, with Al Embrator crowned as the champions after beating Al Jawareh with a score of 4-1.

Noura Binhadyia has been appointed as the new manager of Knowledge without Borders, a Sharjah-based initiative that aims to promote a culture of reading in Emirati households.

Sharjah Department of eGovernment (DeG) launched a new edition of its Sharjah Land game, with revamped experiences and features, aiming to promote Sharjah's cultural and modern values to children and citizens across the UAE.

Jannah Hotels & Resorts has announced a mixed development luxury destination Jannah Al Khan Hotel & Spa, which will boost Sharjah's hospitality offerings with a hotel, shopping mall, dining outlets, office units, apart-hotels and residential apartments.

Aiming to further educate architects within the field of built heritage and conservation, ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre and Sharjah Institute for Heritage have together launched a five-module course.

Khalid Lagoon welcomed the Sharjah World Championship Week on December 15, 2016, with the U.I.M. F1H2O World Championship 2016 – Grand Prix of Sharjah.

The seventh annual Sharjah Light Festival kicked off at the University City Hall in Sharjah City, and ran for 10 days from February 02 – 11.