Sharjah: Hotels and tourism operators in Sharjah are offering discounts of up to 50 per cent to lure tourists over the slower summer months.
Called the Sharjah Summer campaign, the offers, which kicked off during the Eid holidays, are set to last the summer season.
The campaign sees a package of diverse activities and entertainment events that target children and families, along with exclusive promotions offered by government entities, hotels, malls, travel agencies and airlines.
The campaign is organised by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA).
Tourism facilities taking part in the Sharjah Summer are Hilton Sharjah, Radisson Blu, Royal Tulip 72, the Act Hotel, Sheraton Sharjah, Swiss-Belhotel Sharjah, Oceanic Khor Fakkan Resort and Spa, Hotel Holiday International, Marbella Resort, Royal Beach Resort, Al Majaz Hotel, SATA, Cozmo Travel, Orient Tours, Breeze Tours, Sahara Centre, and Mega Mall.
Promotional programmes of some participants in Sharjah Summer campaign provide a free ride to the Eye of the Emirates Wheel in Al Qasba, which is one of the major tourist and leisure attractions in Sharjah.
The wheel consists of air-conditioned cabins that go up to 60 metres in the Sharjah sky.
Attractions and offers
Al Noor Island, a distinguished family leisure destination, is also open during the Sharjah Summer campaign.
Families can also enjoy the Butterfly House, which is home to more than 500 butterflies.
Other promotional offers include activities of the Sharjah Aquarium which display deep sea creatures and local species of fish, and tours to the historic coasts and ports of Sharjah.
A number of promotional programmes consist of tours in open-top buses to discover the emirate’s landmarks and legacy.
Shopping malls are also offering exclusive offers and big discounts for their customers. Prizes include luxurious cars and expensive gifts.
Activities in malls also include cooking shows and entertainment programmes for adults and children.