Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

UAE - Go around Sharjah on cycle for Dh80 as part of 'Bicycle Sharing' programme  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 05/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Introduced city-wide, the "Bicycle Sharing" programme that is based on a similar bicycle sharing programme of London, Switzerland and Paris, has made Sharjah the first city in the Middle East and fourth worldwide to use this new approach for promoting tourism



The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has initiated the "Bicycle Sharing Programme", to give people an opportunity to experience the emirate in a different way



Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Shurooq, told Khaleej Times that Dubai has introduced this programme around Burj Khalifa only, but in Sharjah it is city-wide thing





"In the present scenario, tourists can go around Sharjah by walking, cycling and taking the sightseeing buses and we will continue to set up bicycle rental stations until all touristic areas are completely covered," Al Sarkal said



A total of 16 bicycles are now ready for use in four official bicycle terminals located at Khalid Lake Station, Burj Park (Mamzar), Emaar Square Station at Jamal Abdul Naser Station and Hilton Al Buhairah Station. "We will be adding more bicycles as the programme gains popularity among more tourists and residents in touring around the city," Al Sarkal said



Bicycles can be rented for half an hour and up to 24 hours with prices ranging from Dh15 (30 minutes) to Dh80 (24 hrs). Customers can pay the rent by credit card or debit card and will just need a user card that can be issued via www.bykystaton.com



Renting a bicycle is as easy as calling the terminal hotline 800-3330 to register. They will then receive a code and they have a certain duration within which they have to unlock the bike from the rack and open its combination lock



Customers must return the bicycle within the stipulated time at any of the four terminals to avoid being fined. When they will place the bike into the rack, it will be automatically get locked with an acoustic signal that indicates "successful return"



Returning the bicycle at an unauthorised station will result in a fine of Dh60 per 10km. If there is no acoustic signal, the customer has to confirm the return at the terminal and if the bicycle is not locked at the station, a Dh15 fine is imposed on the user. Losing the bicycle will lead to a fine Dh1,500


 






  MENA News Headlines
 Aug 22 2014 - Saudi - Agriculture sector advances 1.3Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The Saudi stock market continued its positive movement and managed a fourth straight rise on Wednesday accumulating more than 56 points.The Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) set out ...

 Aug 22 2014 - 20 Most Popular Family Cruise ShipsConsumer Reviews Reveal Most Popular Cruise ShipsMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Built in 2009 the Oasis of the Seas and her sister ship the Allure of the Seas are the largest cruise ships afloat. At a cost of $1.4 billion apiece these floating palaces weigh about ...

 Aug 22 2014 - The Diabetes Protocol ReviewDoes Dr. Kenneth Pullmans Program WorkMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Read Dr. Kenneth Pullman's Diabetes Protocol review and find out if it really treats diabetes and promotes a healthier lifestyle. A 100% natural treatment With no use of drugs and ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Hollande: France armed Syrian rebels 'a few months ago'Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) SAINT-PIERRE France: President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that France had delivered weapons to rebels battling the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad 'a few months ago.'The ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Europeans in push for new UN resolution on GazaArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) UNITED NATIONS: Britain France and Germany have put forward key points of a new UN Security Council resolution on Gaza in a fresh bid to end six weeks of violence diplomats said ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Saudi - Woman kicked fined for trying to enter giraffe penArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) MILWAUKEE: A California woman who got kicked in the face after trying to climb into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo has paid a fine and apologized.Police say 24-year-old ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Ice Bucket Challenge injures firefighters in USArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) WASHINGTON: Four US firefighters were injured two seriously Thursday as they were helping run a so-called Ice Bucket Challenge at a Kentucky university.'We express heartfelt ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Asian shares slip as China manufacturing data weighsArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly fell with downbeat Chinese manufacturing data dragging down Hong Kong and Shanghai as concerns grew about the pace of recovery in the world's ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Saudi - Street car cleaners in the capital feel the heatArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Authorities have stepped up the campaign against car cleaners operating illegally on the city's streets.Four Bangladeshis who had been scouring Riyadh's Al-Ahsa Road in search of ...

 Aug 22 2014 - Saudi - No Zamzam hassle for IndiansArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Indian pilgrims will no longer be troubled by having to pack cans of Zamzam water into their luggage when returning home after completing their Haj.As part of the arrangement ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help