Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) was established in 1996, in accordance with the Emiri decree no. 5 for 1996, with a main objective to promote the commerce and tourism activities within the emirate of Sharjah, through the following activities:
- Planning and laying down strategies to promote tourism and commerce.
- Marketing & Promotion activities.
- Conducting appropriate market studies and surveys.
SCTDA activities involve the organization and sponsorship of various events within the Emirate, as the Formula 1, Formula 2, Spring Festivals, Summer Campaigns and Road Shows.
The desire in presenting Sharjah as a unique tourist destination emphasized the great attention the authority pays to the tourism related exhibitions, presented in its participation in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in UAE, ITB in Berlin and other exhibitions.