Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced that more than 90 per cent of the work has been completed on its AED87 million ($24 million) Al Hira Beach project in Sharjah city and it is now scheduled to open for visitors and beachgoers early next year.
Launched in February this year, Al Hira Beach extends over a 3.5 km stretch across the shoreline overlooking the Arabian Gulf.
As the first leisure destination in the Al Fisht area, the beach project aims to transform this family-friendly neighbourhood in Sharjah city into a vibrant tourism destination.
The new multi-purpose beach development project forms part of Shurooq’s diversified portfolio of tourism and leisure projects and aims to fuel investment opportunities in the emirate.
Shurooq’s largest beach development project till date, Al Hira Beach comprises three main clusters, with 8 retail units in each.
Featuring a promenade, marina, cafes and restaurants, it is the second project of its kind developed by Shurooq that aims to transform the site into a vibrant and fully serviced corniche destination.
Earlier in 2019, Shurooq had opened Khorfakkan Beach, a largescale redevelopment and redesigning project in the Eastern region of Sharjah.
The Marina strategically overlooks the Arabian Gulf and is set to house more than 100 yachts and boats of different sizes. It is surrounded by a park and includes a marina club house for the owners of the yachts and boats as well as their guests.
The club house features a host of facilities and services that provide a unique and holistic experience for members.
Carefully designed to align with Sharjah’s plan to offer child and family friendly public spaces, the Al Hira Beach site features 3,300m jogging and cycling tracks, sports facilities, and a children’s play area, and has an expert team of lifeguards at the beach.
Executive Chairman Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal said the Al Hira Beach project will offer a range of new and unique investment opportunities that supports Shurooq’s efforts to transform the emirate into a vibrant investment hub through the development of diversified tourism and leisure destinations for residents and visitors.
“The project aims to encourage social interaction and offers parents and children safe and world-class amenities to enhance their wellbeing. Al Hira Beach will also boost the hospitality and retail sectors and support the diversification of Sharjah’s economy,” Al Sarkal added.
The site features dedicated state-of-the-art facilities to host large-scale festivals and musical events.