Sharjah floats transport initiative
SHARJAH: Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority has launched the ‘Age-friendly Public Transport’ initiative, which exempts the elderly, children and people of determination from public transport fees, and has also issued a new tariff for taxis used for transporting people of determination.
The initiative, issued in line with the Year of Zayed, culminates the Authority’s efforts to support Sharjah’s programme as first Arab agefriendly city in implementation of the vision of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, towards making the emirate an ideal age-friendly environment in which its inhabitants are provided with the best services.
The Authority is in the process of establishing a mechanism for issuing permits for the said categories, which will be announced soon, said Yusuf Sulaiman Al Hammadi, Head of Procurement and Administrative Services.
In order to benefit from the exemption, the elderly and children can present their identity cards when booking tickets, while people of determination can present their own people of determination cards, he added.
To continue to support people of determination and provide them with services easily and smoothly, the Authority introduced from last May a new tariff for the taxis used in transporting people of determination, he said.
SHARJAH: Al Qasba is gearing up to host the debut edition of Sharjah’s irst art Festival ‘Relection’. Aimed at offering artists, sculptors, photographers and musicians a platform for expression, and the local community a place to come to explore and enjoy the world of art, this popular leisure and tourist destination will be turning into a hub of vibrant activity from December 20 to 31, 5pm -10pm every day.
Al Qasba management has opened registrations for established artists as well as aspiring professionals in the ields of photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, work on paper (paper art e.g. Origami and other), performing arts, instillations, sound art, videography, visual arts, and others, to submit their participation requests to: relection@ Alqasba.ae before 27 October, 2018.
“Aimed at being an annual cultural festival of music, art and learning to celebrate latest local and international trends in art, fashion and food, “Relection” will be the irst-of-its-kind cultural extravaganza in the emirate of Sharjah. Building on the emirate’s reputation of being the cultural capital of the UAE and the region, this art fest will see participation of prestigious galleries, leading restaurants and cafés, talented artists, and government entities. Through this 12-day event, Al Qasba aims to foster a community culture where creative people have an avenue to express themselves, network and showcase their works to potential buyers and the general public in a vibrant and engaging environment,” said Khuloud Salim Al Junaibi, Manager of Al Qasba.
“We welcome potential participants to get in touch with us and make the most of this opportunity. We look forward to celebrating the success of the maiden edition of Relections with Sharjah and the UAE,” she added.
Visitors to the art fest will see artists live in action alongside Al Qasba’s picturesque walkways.
Live music concerts, talent shows, and delicious cuisines will all be in the offering at this unique cultural celebration.
Sharjah’s Al Qasba offers state-ofthe-art facilities, premium services, and hosts world-class events which attracts a huge turnout of tourists and locals throughout the year. Each event is immaculately planned and visitors’ pleasure is always the top agenda. For more information, visit alqasba.ae
Aimed at being an annual cultural festival of music, art and learning to celebrate latest local and international trends in art, fashion and food, “Reflection” will be the first-of-its-kind cultural extravaganza in the emirate of Sharjah.