Air Arabia to build hotel in Sharjah

SHARJAH — Air Arabia, the first low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, announced yesterday that it would construct a 300-room hotel at Sharjah Airport. The announcement follows the signing of a management agreement between Air Arabia and Rotana Hotels to manage this property under their innovative Centro by Rotana brand, offering affordable, superior-class accommodation and hospitality

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Published: Mon 16 Apr 2007, 8:42 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:07 PM

Centro by Rotana, Sharjah Airport, will be distinctive, expressed through its contemporary architecture and unique living spaces. While the exteriors will reflect Centro's modern style, its crisp interiors will provide the essentials for today's traveller, including advanced technologies.

The property, which will include both standard rooms and suites, will offer comfort and convenience for travellers passing through one of the region's fastest-growing airports as well as for visitors to the emirate. Centro by Rotana, Sharjah Airport, will redefine the concept of affordable comfort by offering superior-class accommodation and genuine Arabian hospitality to both business and individual travellers.

Passenger traffic at Sharjah Airport increased more than 36 per cent last year, and the facility received more than 3 million passengers. Following the completion of the Dh350 million expansion project, the airport will be capable of handling up to 8 million passengers a year. Air Arabia has served more than 3.4 million customers since it began operations and currently serves 35 destinations.

Shaikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Thani, Chairman of Air Arabia, said: "The construction of this new hotel is a key component in the growth of Sharjah Airport and will further enhance the range of facilities and services offered here, including a new state-of-the-art terminal and ground-handling services."

He added: "In line with the growth of Air Arabia, the ongoing infrastructure upgrade at Sharjah Airport and the new hotel will ensure that customers continue to turn to Sharjah as the preferred international gateway to the UAE, Gulf and wider region."

Adel Ali, Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia, said: "The decision to set up this 300-room hotel at Sharjah Airport comes as part of Air Arabia's strategy to grow ancillary revenues."

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