Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) continues working on the new expansion of Al Majaz Waterfront, a leading leisure and tourist destination in the emirate of Sharjah, with the aim to open more facilities and amenities to keep pace with the huge turnout of visitors and tourists.
The expansion of the project is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2016, the expansion extends over an area of 53,000 square feet of the total area of Al Majaz Waterfront which is 231,000 square feet, and this new addition will include opening of 12 new restaurants and cafes for the first time in Sharjah.
The Sharjah Fountain will be expanded to overlook the piazza and enable all the visitors to enjoy the spectacular multimedia fountain shows. The current jogging track made from recycled material will be also relocated and extended. A total of 165 additional parking spaces will be provided to meet the needs and expectation of visitors.
Speaking on the occasion, HE Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) said: “Al Majaz Waterfront has a very special destination for us, as it was Shurooq’s first project which served as a fulcrum upon which the authority rests to develop its other projects in the emirate of Sharjah. Through this development, we intended to create a high quality tourist and leisure destination to cater to the recreational and social needs of the emirate’s residents and visitors and to provide leisure, sporting and art facilities for all members of the family at one place. The destination gained a wide reputation and acclaim and become one of the premier destinations in the region”.
Mohammed Fadhil Al Mazroui, Al Majaz Waterfront Manager underscored that Al Majaz Waterfront is witnessing an increasing growth in number of visitors, due to its modern leisure facilities and amenities which attract visitors from different ages and nationalities. He added that the new expansion will support the authority’s strategy of leveraging the emirate’s touristic landmarks to make a greater contribution to the economic and social development and offer an added value to investors who are interested in getting a foothold at Al Majaz Waterfront, by opening restaurants, cafes and other outlets.
The new expansion works will provide more options to visitors of Al Majaz Waterfront, and will give them the opportunity to spend a longer time in a fun-filled family atmosphere. The new planned facilities will comply with quality standards followed by Shurooq in its various tourist and leisure destinations, both in terms of quality and level of services, in addition to catering to the needs of various lifestyles and backgrounds of visitors and residents from different nationalities.