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Muscat City Centre Promotion Surprises

The Sharjah Summer Promotions 2009 offers attractive hotel rates and themed Sharjah Summer Breaks for tourists.  The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) launched the annual promotion on 15 June 2009. It ends on 25 July.

The promotional campaign is consistent with SCTDA’s strategy to diversify tourism offerings to develop the tourism sector, attract more international and national tourists and also improve the level and facility of service provided by Sharjah hotels   The goal of the promotional campaign is to bring more tourists into Sharjah for a longer stay to enjoy the annual Sharjah summer promotional activities.
 

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