SCTDA lauds Dr. Sheikh Sulta n’s visionary approach in making tourism key segment of Sharjah’s economy
Recently announced Al Hisn Island project offers opportunity to unite efforts of tourism sector stakeholders under Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021: Al Noman
Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority has attributed the remarkable growth of the tourism sector in the emirate to the visionary approach of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
Lauding the recent announcement by His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan to develop the Al Hisn Island, a leisure and tourist attraction located in Diba Al Hisn, H.E. Mohammed Ali Al Noman, Chairman of SCTDA, pointed out that the project reflects the keen interest of the leadership in making tourism a key segment of the economy. “The Al Hisn Island project is a testament to the visionary leadership of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi to make Sharjah’s tourism sector a key contributor to the overall economy of the emirate,” H.E. Al Noman stated.
“As a major leisure tourism project with advanced facilities and amenities for families, Al Hisn Island will contribute to the growth of Sharjah as a leading family tourism destination and help achieve the Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021, which aims to attract more than 10 million tourists to the emirate by 2021,” H.E. Al Noman added.
H.E. Al Noman said the project offers significant opportunities to unite the efforts of all stakeholders in the tourism sector under the umbrella of the Vision and help activate the key pillars of the Vision through collaborative efforts to strengthen Sharjah’s tourism potential and establish the emirate’s leading position on the global tourism map.
Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Al Hisn Island project is located on a reclaimed island facing the Flag Square in Dibba Al Hisn. The new development will feature a water canal, a host of restaurants and cafes, in addition to a movie theatre, children playgrounds and other amenities.