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Al Qasba receives more than half million visitors in Q1, with expectations to reach 2 million visitors by end of 2011

United Arab Emirates: Saturday, June 04 - 2011 @ 12:37

As a leading tourism, entertainment and culture destination in the UAE and Sharjah, in particular, Al Qasba has already registered a huge turnout of tourists – it received 553,910 visitors between January and April this year – with the number of visitors expected to soar in the coming sunny months.

Commenting on the occasion, Ahmed Al Qaseer, Chief Operating Officer the Al Qasba Development Authority, said, “Al Qasba is one of the UAE’s most prominent landmarks and stands out as a tourist, cultural, and entertainment destination. Spreading across 100 square kilometers, Al Qasba is expected to draw more investments to the emirate and become home to giant development projects thanks to its uniquely designed facilities, rich cultural diversity and Arab Islamic identity.”

He added that Al Qasba launched the Sawa and A’aility bundles as part of its exciting summer promotions, both of which will enable visitors to enjoy a ride on the Etisalat Eye of the Emirates, take a trip aboard a Wooden boat and sample delicious food and various flavors at landmark restaurants.

Al Qasba’s A’aility bundle is a specifically designed for families of four and offers children an opportunity to have fun at the Fun Zone, with more privileges to be launched later.

According to statistics released by the Al Qasba Development Authority, Al Qasba registered a steady increase in the number of visitors over the past few years, recording over 1, 5 million in 2009, and seeing an increase of 10% to 1,650 million visitors in 2010. This number is expected to increase to 2 million visitors by the end of 2011, according to studies that revealed that Al Qasba is able to draw this number of visitors due to the diversity of its unique attractions and activities.

According to statistics, 6,765 more people visited Al Qasba during the first quarter of this year, bringing the total to 553,910 compared to 547,145 visitors over the same period in 2010.

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