“Rubu’ Qarn” participants explore Sharjah virtually

  • Monday 28, September 2020 01:44 PM
Sharjah 24: “Sharjah Children”, “Sharjah Youth" and “Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah”, affiliated to the “Rubu’ Qarn“ Foundation for Creating Future Leaders and Innovators, in conjunction with World Tourism Day, the institutes cooperated with the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, and organised a virtual tour program in the Emirate of Sharjah, with the attendance of 150 children and youth.
The program aimed to introduce the participants to the most important tourist and cultural attractions and the most prominent entertainment destinations in the Emirate of Sharjah, in addition to informing them of the importance of the role of tourism in achieving the goals of sustainable development.

The virtual tour included a group of diverse and interactive sessions, through which the participants got acquainted with the cities of the Emirate of Sharjah, that represent the mixture between originality of the past and its heritage, and the modernity of the present with its attractive appearance. The participants have also experienced a unique virtual atmosphere through the "Sharjah 360" application in the vastness of Sharjah nature with its beautiful landscapes, as they also discovered the Emirate's beaches, deserts and sprawling mountain peaks.

The participants enjoyed the interactive activities related to the Emirate of Sharjah and its most prominent destinations by visiting the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority learning page. They also raised a set of inquiries related to the tourism sector, the most attractive heritage and entertainment places in the Emirate of Sharjah and its natural and architectural treasures, during a virtual conversation with representatives of the authority, through the "Sharjah Tourist Guide - Shj Al Guide" application.

Fatima Muhammad Musharbak, Acting Director of Sharjah Youth, expressed her appreciation to Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority for the productive cooperation in implementing the virtual tour in Sharjah, in a way that enhances the optimal investment opportunities for the energies of our participants and qualifying them to be ambassadors of the Emirate of Sharjah inside and outside the country, as well as, enabling them to convey the honorable image of Emirati culture and the most important tourist and entertainment destinations, through conversing with others.

Following the tour, Sheikha Aisha bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Director of Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah (SYL), thanked the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority for facilitating the virtual tour of Sharjah, where young participants explored both the ancient heritage and modern cultural attractions in the emirate.

She said: “The interactive tour provided a dynamic representation of the wide array of tourist sites within the emirate and allowed participants to explore their beauty, improving the way they perceive the cultural offerings of Sharjah, and instilling in them the desire to visit these places physically for an added value experience.”

Al Qasimi added: “This initiative by SCTDA enhances the domestic tourism appeal of both Sharjah and the UAE, ensuring that it remains competitive across existing and emerging contexts. This novel immersive technology experience has generated greater awareness of Sharjah’s touristic potential and will certainly entice the young generation to seek new opportunities in a technologically advanced tourism sector.”

Aysha Ali Al Kaabi, Acting Director of Sharjah Children, said: “This attempt comes to confirm the importance of tourism as an important arm of support to the local economy, and the role of Rubu’ Qarn (RQ) in order to invest children’s energies through an integrated system of educational and developing programs.

She added: “Rubu 'Qarn institutions offer many complementary programs within their approved paths, based on their mission to achieve sustainable integration between them, and believing in the role of future generations in leading all vital sectors, including tourism, as this role is embodied through the Tourism Guidance Program (Hayyakum), through which it aims to provide its members with the skills and basics of the art of tourism guidance, and to discover promising talents in this vital field.