The Sharjah City Municipality announced the exemption of 233 parking lots from fees.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter/WAM
The Sharjah City Municipality announced the exemption of 233 parking lots from fees, in the Al Mareija and Al Shyoukh areas, including some parking lots surrounding the Heritage Square in the heart of Sharjah. The aim of the exemption is to provide parking spaces for visitors of the 18th edition of Sharjah Heritage Days, as part of the municipality’s initiatives and support for the success of this edition.
Since the launch of the event, the municipality has exempted parking lots from fees until April 10, with the aim of making them available to visitors at all times, to make it easy for them to attend the events and activities, with the participation of teams and specialists in various fields, from Arab and foreign countries, embodying the status of the smiling emirate as a global city, attracting tourists to spend the most pleasant times.
E-BOOK NETWORK FOR TRAVELLERS: Travellers passing through Sharjah International Airport will soon have the option of a unique experience thanks to a partnership between the Sharjah Public Library (SPL), an affiliate of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), and the Sharjah Airport Authority.
In April they will be able to browse through and choose from thousands of books in different languages available on the first-of-its-kind e-book network in the Middle East while waiting to board their flight at the airport.
The initiative, which is the first of its kind at international airports in the region, gives travellers access to digital books which they can download on their smart devices. The downloads will be available for 21 days. The SPL initiative provides titles in many languages. The books include fiction, poetry, history, science, and art, among others.
The initiative is the outcome of a partnership signed by Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of SBA, and Ali Salem Al Midfa, Chairman of the Sharjah Airport Authority, in the presence of Sheikh Faisal Bin Saud Al Qassimi, Director of Sharjah Airport Authority; Eman Bushlaibi, Director of SPL, and Alia Obaid Al Shamsi, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications at the Sharjah Airport Authority.
Commenting on the agreement, Al Ameri said, “This initiative stems from the vision of Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, who places such a great emphasis on education and knowledge in society and promoting reading in Sharjah and the UAE.”
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