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Sharjah Applauds Hospitality Sector in H1

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has confirmed Sharjah’s rising tourism appeal, demonstrated by increased hospitality revenues and occupancies during the first half of this year (H1).


From January to June, the emirate’s hospitality sector witnessed a 7.8 year-on-year increase in revenues, which reached AED372 million (USD101.2 million), while occupancy stood at 70 percent.

Local establishments welcomed 885,000 guests during the reviewed period, up 3.5 percent over 2016, with Saudi Arabia exporting the highest numbers of travellers.