The city of Khorfakkan has won the award for the 'Best Arab Tourist City'. The announcement was made at a ceremony for the Arab Union for Tourist Media as part of the world's largest travel trade show, ITB Berlin in Germany.
Dr. Abdul Azizi Al Musallam, Chairman of the Sharjah Institute for Heritage (SIH), was also awarded the title of the Arab Heritage Personality for the same year.
Speaking about the two achievements, Dr. Al Musallam expressed his great pride in the city of Khorfakkan winning the award and added that the achievement "affirms the wise visions and directives of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, in continuing to support the tourism sector in the emirate".
The Arab Union for Tourism Media includes 14 Arab countries as members and works to enhance the educational role of tourism media.