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Shurooq to cevelop Al Majaz Park

June 29, 2010

Construction began this month
Spreading across an area of 3km2, Al Majaz Park is located between Jamal Abdul Nasser Street and the Khalid Lagoon Corniche, a vital residential and commercial district, and an important part of the city. Opened in 1990, the park is exquisitely landscaped and boasts several concrete monuments, palm trees, a fountain and flowerbeds, along with a host of vital services required by visitors from both inside and outside the emirate. The park is surrounded by a large wall with six main gates and eight side gates. H.E Marwan Jassim Al Sarkal, Shurooq CEO, said the project is in line with the directives of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, as well as with the vision of Shurooq for the development of the emirate of Sharjah and its tourist and economic facilities. "Shurooq was tasked with preparing studies for the development of several tourist attractions in Sharjah. A study on Al Majaz Park was one of those presented to Sheikh Sultan, who gave the signal to commence work on the project - in coordination with the relevant bodies in the emirate - in order to ensure that it is completed on time," Al Sarkal said. Al Sarkal pointed out that the Al Majaz Park development project, which is being implemented under the supervision of Shurooq, is aimed at adding aesthetic and recreational features to the park. The aim is to upgrade this vital facility and enhance its status among the tourist destinations in the country and the region, as it is of aesthetic and environmental importance to the emirate. On the project's phases, Al Sarkal said: "The project will be implemented in two phases, with work on phase 1 starting soon. It is scheduled to be completed by November. "The park will be closed for the duration of the project as it needs to be linked directly to Khalid Lagoon, which will become the waterfront of the park. The project will also involve the development of Corniche Street adjacent to the park. As such, new detours will be set up in coordination with the Department of Public Works in Sharjah," he added. Al Sarkal explained that the first phase will involve the construction of a musical fountain on the Khalid Lagoon, opposite the park's facade. The project will also see the establishment of new buildings offering services and facilities such as restaurants, cafes and recreational areas overlooking the lake. The second phase involves the construction of six new restaurants and cafes, as well as a special play area for children. New landscapes will also be designed by famous designers from around the world. According to Al Sarkal, the project will transform the park into a distinguished family entertainment theme park that is set to draw visitors from across the country and the region. "It will be designed based on the latest global parks and will provide new and safe games for children, as well as green spaces, landscapes, eye-catching views and special areas designated for walking, meetings and other services," said Al Sarkal. He pointed out that the completion of the project's first phase will coincide with the launch of the Sharjah Water Festival and Formula 1 Powerboat World Championship. He added that this timing was chosen to make it available to the public to watch Formula 1 directly from Al Majaz Park. The park will also host the Water Festival and its associated activities and events within an area allocated specifically for celebrations and events. Al Sarkal referred to the continuous coordination and cooperation with the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, organizer of the Sharjah Water festival.
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