• The world's leading open top bus operator lands in the Middle East as a first step in its planned expansion in the region
• The 75-minutes tour of Sharjah will run 365 days a year showing the main tourist attractions of the city
Sharjah (UAE), November 28, 2012. - City Sightseeing Worldwide, the world's leading open top bus operator, has inaugurated its first destination in United Arab Emirates. Sharjah, the cultural capital of the UAE and located only 20 minutes from Dubai, stands as the gateway for the best known sightseeing tour company in the Middle East.
Adding Sharjah to the City Sightseeing international network has been possible thanks to a partnership with Shurooq, the local authority for investment and development of the Emirate. Proof of this was the presence of Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimmi – the Shurooq president, Mohamed Ali Al Noman – Chairman of Sharjah Tourism and Development and Marwan Al Sarkal – CEO of Shurooq.
Sharjah offers visitors an excellent combination of history, culture, shopping and sport. The new city tour lasts 75 minutes and visits the main attractions of Sharjah - both historical and modern. The traveller can access locations (and see them from the top deck of the buses) attractions like the Central Souq, Al Noor Mosque, Al Majaz Waterfront, the mega recreational Al Qasba, the aquarium, the beach or the Islamic Museum. Commentary is provided in four languages: Arabic, English, Russian and German. Also, thanks to its hop-on hop-off system, travellers can explore the city at their own pace getting on or off at any of the 15 stops along the route during the validity of the 24-hr ticket.
Enrique Ybarra, president and CEO of City Sightseeing Worldwide, said: "Operating in nearly a hundred cities on five continents, was our obligation to be present in emerging destinations where we had not been to yet. Among them, the Middle East also fulfils a strategic role. This exciting new operation takes in the exotic, traditional and dynamic city of Sharjah and truly enriches our global offer both to tour operators and travellers."Return to News Homepage
Published Date: 29/11/2012 15:14:00
by Stephen Morgan