SCTDA to showcase digital advancements at GITEX Technology Week 2018


The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has confirmed its participation at GITEX Technology Week 2018, taking place from October 14-18, 2018, at Dubai World Trade Centre.

The Sharjah pavilion will feature 36 government entities who will be shedding light on the latest digital innovations utilised to help bolster the emirate’s thriving tourism industry.

During the exciting five-day show, the Authority will showcase various innovative projects, such as ‘Fantasy Doors’, ‘360 Sharjah Activities’, ‘Interactive Screen’ and ‘Safari Vehicle Permit System’, among others.


The programmes meet the objectives of the Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021 to enhance the tourism sector in the emirate by developing a wide range of services for tourists, travel and tours establishments, and other stakeholders in the emirate.

‘Fantasy Doors’ is a smart application that gives the user the ability to walk through the doors of their imagination using virtual reality technology, in addition to 360-degree technology films that places the user within various areas in Sharjah.

Similarly, the ‘360 Sharjah Activities’ is a film-series based on a 360-degree technology that shows various leisure activities in Sharjah such as parachuting, sand safaris and canoeing, among others.

The event provides a major platform for the SCTDA, giving the Authority the opportunity to showcase its initiatives in further enhancing digital services utilised by the tourism sector, which fall in line with the continuing unified efforts to shift towards a smart government.

Chairman, SCTDA, HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa disclosed: “Our participation at GITEX 2018, the region’s largest and most important technology event, is an ideal opportunity to showcase to the public the latest technological experiences and innovative projects that we have launched for our stakeholders.”