United Investment and Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), have signed an agreement to build a hotel named Expo Hotel Sharjah at a cost of more than AED100 million with the aim of serving the emirate's various sectors and participants in the Expo Centre's numerous events. The agreement was signed by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qassimi, who represented United Investment, and Ahmed Al Midfaa, Chairman of SCCI, in the presence of members of the SCCI's Board of Directors, Hussain Al Mahmoudi, Director-General of SCCI, and Khalifa Al Shaibani, Director-General of United Investment. Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qassimi stressed the importance of this project, which comes in implementation of the directives of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to build service facilities for the Expo Centre Sharjah. The first of its kind in Sharjah, the 200-room hotel will, according to Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qassimi, be constructed to the highest standards and will serve touristic and economic purposes in the emirate. For his part, Ahmed Al Midfaa emphasised the importance of the partnership between United Investment and SCCI, noting that it would culminate in the addition of another landmark to Sharjah's many touristic and economic landmarks, which are all aimed at the service of the emirate's residents and visitors. He said that the project translated the great success of events that had been held in Sharjah, whether in the Expo Centre Sharjah or in other places, attracting participants and visitors from all over the world. Khalifa Al Shaibani indicated that the details of the project would be revealed during the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai before work on the project would begin. He added that the hotel, which will be vitally located near the Expo Centre Sharjah, would add a touristic value to the emirate and be part of an integrated system of services aimed at further enhancing the image of Sharjah across the world.