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Sharjah to build $68m island airport
by Lynne Roberts on Tuesday, 08 May 2007

Sharjah is to build an airport on Sir Abu Nu’air, according to Gulf News today.

Halcrow International Partnership is design consultant for the project, which is expected to cost in the region of Dh250 million.

An existing airstrip will be replaced with a modern runway, airfield, passenger terminal and control tower. The island’s marina will be dredged and increased in size as part of the development.

Shaikh Abdullah Bin Mohammad Al Thani, chairman of the Sharjah Department of Civil Aviation, said in a statement, "The island is known for its beautiful beaches surrounded by coral reefs, and this low-impact development will allow many more people to enjoy its rugged beauty while simultaneously preserving its natural splendour.”

The island, located 65 kilometres off the coast of Sharjah is renowned for its beaches and natural beauty, and is home to archaeological finds dating back to the Iron Age.

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so, travellers will have to take a car/bus/taxi to the coast, to board some sort of sea-faring vehicle just to get on an airplane.

what is wrong with this picture?! :nuts:
unlike DXB and their shiny Dubai Bank sponsored glass jetways, SHJ still makes you walk up those silly stairs to the aircraft. :eek:hno:
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