Sharjah: The Environment and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah (EPAA) will participate in the 43rd edition of the World Travel Market (WTM) in London. It is scheduled to take place from November 6 to 8, 2023.
The participation is under the umbrella of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), with the participation of 18 governmental and private entities in Sharjah.
Ms. Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the EPAA, stated that the EPAA’s participation in this significant event would focus on introducing attractive tourist destinations in the Emirate of Sharjah and highlighting the elements that guarantee an exceptional and distinguished tourist experience for those desiring to visit the beautiful Sharjah.
This is especially relevant considering the variety of options in tourist and environmental areas, ranging from wildlife reserves to mountains, coasts, seas, archaeological sites, and protected areas.
Ms. Al Suwaidi pointed out that the EPAA has allocated a dedicated pavilion to introduce the Sharjah Safari project, which is the largest of its kind outside of Africa.
The safari project is home to over 50,000 animals, including birds, reptiles, and other wildlife, in 12 different environments that reflect the natural life and stunning landscapes of Africa.
It is worth mentioning that “Sharjah Safari” has achieved remarkable success in establishing the Emirate’s position on the global ecotourism map under the directives of Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
Furthermore, EPAA aims to safeguard the environment, wildlife, and biodiversity. The authority achieves this goal through scientific research, setting appropriate policies to raise awareness, and supporting the principle of sustainable development to preserve natural environmental resources.