Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has confirmed it will develop four tourism projects in the emirate.
The tourism and hospitality schemes will be developed in the Khorfakkan, Kalba, Al-Dhaid and Mleiha areas of Sharjah.
Shurooq’s executive chairman, Marwan bin Jassim al-Sarkal, said the projects were being launched in response to “a sharp increase in touristic and leisure activities and demand for new experiences in the emirate”.
Plans include a 66-key hotel featuring Sharjah’s first water park along Khorfakkan beach, and another hotel near Kalba Waterfront, a retail project that Shurooq is developing with Abu Dhabi’s Eagle Hills.
Both these properties will be five-star hotels.
Shurooq will also develop a 60-key family retreat within the 14 square-kilometre Seih al-Bardi Kabeer safari park that Sharjah is currently developing in Al-Dhaid.
The fourth tourism scheme, named Moon Retreat, will be developed at Shurooq’s Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism destination, which is expected to open for guests by the end of this year.
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