Sharjah island to be developed

23 July 2015

Shurooq plans to develop tourism and leisure projects on reclaimed island

  • Scheme expected to cost $136m
  • Development in design and planning phase

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority’s (Shurooq) has revived the previously stalled $136m Al-Hisn Island project, which was originally announced in 2012.

The leisure and tourism scheme, which will be located on a reclaimed island that was initially developed for a residential area, will comprise water canal, retail and dining units as well as a cinema.

According to news agency WAM, the project is in the planning phase with Jordan’s Wael al-Masri Planners and Architects (WMPA) working on the designs.

Shurooq is an independent government body headquartered at Sharjah city. Its mandate is to drive the emirate’s social, cultural, environmental and economic development.

It has identified four sectors that represent the immediate economic needs of Sharjah. They are: travel and leisure; transport and logistics; healthcare; and the environment.

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