Sharjah boosts bus tours in new tourism push

City Sightseeing Sharjah announces addition of four new stops and two new buses
Sharjah boosts bus tours in new tourism push
City Sightseeing bus tours have started operating in Sharjah.
By Andy Sambidge
Wed 24 Dec 2014 09:20 AM

City Sightseeing Sharjah has announced the addition of four new stops around the city, as well as two new buses, bringing the total number of buses operating in Sharjah to five.

The step by the sightseeing bus project launched by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) in collaboration with City Sightseeing Worldwide, will increase the number of monuments and attractions on the route.

The new City Sightseeing Sharjah route now includes 20 stops around the city of Sharjah, with the four new stops being Sahara Centre, Safeer Mall, the Book Roundabout, and Sharjah City Centre.

This adds to previously existing stops, which include the Central Souq, Al Noor Mosque, Al Nakheel Park, the Heart of Sharjah, Sharjah Aquarium, Al Majaz Waterfront, Mega Mall, Al Qasba, the Fish Market, the Flag Island, and Al Montazah.

Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, Shurooq chief operating officer, said: "City Sightseeing Sharjah continues to achieve remarkable success year on year, and 2014 has witnessed even larger numbers of Sharjah residents and visitors looking for exploring the city's main touristic, cultural, commercial, and natural attractions.

"Announcing Sharjah as a Capital of Arab Tourism for 2015 has motivated us to increase the number of tour buses, in an attempt to cope with the expected increase in numbers of tourists."

The voice guide available on buses is in seven languages (Arabic, English, Russian, German, Mandarin, Spanish, and Urdu), and free Wi-Fi has recently been added to all buses.

Twenty-four hour tickets for the tours on the double-decker buses cost AED85 for adults and AED45 for children and passengers may use the buses on any of the three routes - The Red Route (13 stops - 1 hour 30 minutes total), the Green Route (the cultural tour, 8 stops - 60 minutes), and the Blue Route (the night tour, 12 stops - 1 hour 30 minutes).

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