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Installation of Sharjah Fountain at Al Majaz Waterfront commences

January 23, 2012

Scheduled for completion in November
The Sharjah Fountain project is part of Shurooq's plan to develop Al Majaz Waterfront into a state-of-the-art leisure and tourism complex that offers services and facilities in compliance with the highest international standards. Speaking on the occasion, Shurooq CEO HE Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal said that Sharjah's Fountain, measuring 100 meters high and 220 meters wide, will be the largest of its kind in the region. He added that it will comprise of two large water displays as well as sound, light and laser techniques. Al Sarkal stated that Shurooq's Al Majaz Waterfront Development is the most outstanding project in the region, and that the significance of this project is apparent from the features being developed in the Khalid Lagoon area in Sharjah. In line with Sharjah's position as an internationally recognized cultural capital, and with the aim of making Sharjah the tourism destination of choice for Arabic and regional tourists, the area is earmarked for further enhancements in the coming months. Installation works on the main parts of the fountain have commenced, and will be followed by the preparation of the control cabinet and laying the necessary electrical cables before applying the final touches. The Sharjah Fountain's initial capacity will be set at five shows a day ranging from 5-10 minutes each, at 30 minute intervals. Al Sarkal added: "Al Majaz Waterfront includes numerous facilities that will make the development an integrated family park that will be a top destination for tourists, visitors and residents of Sharjah. These facilities include a number of branded restaurants and cafes with views over the lagoon, the spectacular Musical Fountain, designated play areas for children, areas for cultural and entertainment activities, a magnificent mosque with a modern architectural design, special areas for walking, jogging and cycling, a sculpture garden, a children's art area, public amenities, parking for 1,000 vehicles, and superb sidewalks." The Dh100 million Al Majaz Waterfront Project is the fruit of Shurooq's labor to encourage investment and tourism in Sharjah, and is carried out with the aim of constructing a grand leisure park that complies with international standards, in cooperation with Sharjah government departments and establishments, as well as international companies. The project is spread over an area of 231000 square feet.
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