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Al Montazah begins trial operation before official Opening

March 2, 2014

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority organizes tour for hotel and tour operators
Spreading over 126,000 m2, Al Montazah provides a wide range of world-class services and leisure facilities, including a Water Park, Green Park for events, and a Leisure Park. The trial operation opening of Al Montazah aims to ensure that safety and security standards are in place, especially in the Water Park and the electronic games, so as to ensure the quality of services and that visitors will enjoy Al Montazah-based services and facilities safely throughout the week. On the occasion, HE Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), said: "The opening of Al Montazah is a new addition to the tourism in Sharjah and the UAE, a move that will contribute to raising the flow of tourists into the emirate, particularly family tourism. "Sharjah has firmly established itself as the regional of family tourism, due to its excellent attractions and tourist landmarks offering diverse options for visitors, to share and enjoy precious time with family, friends, and loved ones in a safe and beautiful atmosphere. "In addition, Sharjah is home to heritage and historical landmarks, combined with its beautiful and charming natural features, and organizes large-scale events and activities throughout the year, alongside providing hotels, shopping malls, parks, public places, and much more." He added: "The Management of Al Montazah has begun the trial operation of the project, which will be open to the public within two weeks." He pointed out that Al Montazah will receive a limited number of visitors during the trial operation, so as to allow the project's management to monitor the efficiency and quality of facilities and services, as well as to listen to visitors' comments, before the official opening on 13th of March. HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Director General, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), has welcomed the initiation of several new tourism projects in Sharjah including the Al Montazah Park developed by Shurooq at a cost of Dh 100 million, describing the world-class water-themed amusement park as a proud addition to Sharjah's tourism and leisure experience. He said that Shurooq is sparing no effort to promote the tourism sector in the Emirate and boost Sharjah's profile on the world tourism map, including inviting a number of tourism industry representatives, leaders of hospitality sector and tour and travel operators and tourist guides to visit Al Montazah Park and attend its soft opening to experience first-hand the various attractions offered by the first of its kind water themed park in the Emirate. Pointing out to the strategic location of Al Montazah Park in the heart of Sharjah on the edge of the Khalid Lagoon extending over an area of 126,000 m2 and with a capacity to receive around three million visitors a year, SCTDA Director General expressed confidence that the latest addition to Sharjah's skyline will help attract more visitors to the Emirate from across the UAE and the region. Al Montazah boasts three main sections, a 26,000 m2 Water Park, a Green Park for events covering 50,000 m2 and a leisure park covering 50,000 m2, which offers a variety of electronic games The Water Park, the first of its kind in Sharjah, will provide world-class facilities and water rides for all ages along with green areas. In addition to its modern design, the water park offers safety and protection services, along with lifeguards available to give assistance when necessary. The Green Park will include wide green spaces and venues dedicated to hosting entertainment and social events, as well as a number of world-class restaurants, cafes, a lake for boating, and a mosque. The Leisure Park will entertain video game lovers with a variety of electronic games for all ages, along with a kart-racing track for adults and children, and two mini football pitches. Shurooq is currently undertaking the development and management of a number of world-class tourist, leisure and family entertaining facilities in Sharjah, most notably Al Qasba, Al Majaz Waterfront and the Flag Island. It is currently embarking on a range of new projects, including the Heart of Sharjah, Al Jabal Resort, The Chedi Khorfakkan and the Kalba Ecotourism project.
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