First-of-its-kind project inaugurated by HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah
Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced the inauguration of a large-scale redevelopment and redesign project for Khorfakkan Beach, located in the eastern region of Sharjah.
According to a WAM report, the first-of-its-kind revamp project was launched in October 2018 by Shurooq and has been developed with the support of a number of government entities in Sharjah. HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the project in the presence of Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, chairperson of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), as well as a number of senior representatives from Sharjah’s state entities and project supervisors.
The $25.8 million project aligns with Shurooq’s strategy to integrate tourism and family destinations across Sharjah, enhance the appeal among tourists for Khorfakkan city and Sharjah’s east coast in general, and generate new business and investment interest in the area.
With the project now open, visitors will have direct access to the new beach experience through the recently launched 89km Sharjah-Khorfakkan highway, which has cut down the travel time between the two cities to 45 minutes.
During a tour, the Ruler of Sharjah was welcomed with a number of water sport activities, such as a traditional boat race, sandcastle sculptures, and an art gallery exhibition by the Emirati artist Mohamed Al Astad.
Located 20 minutes away from the Emirate of Fujairah, the project features world-class recreational activities, a centre specialising in water sport activities, shopping and restaurants across a 1km stretch on the south side of Khorfakkan Beach. It is also 30 minutes away from the city of Kalba, which is also part of the Sharjah emirate.
The total area of facilities available for leasing is some 8,235 sqft. Around 30% to 40% of the business leasing spaces have been allocated to entrepreneurs and start-ups in the region.
It also includes a lush central courtyard, a 350-car parking lot, six food trucks, four kiosks, and 17 restaurant and retail businesses. The development also boasts high-end jogger and bicycle tracks, multi-use sports courts, football and basketball courts and a swimmers’ beach.
A children’s playing area that meets global safety standards is part of the project. It is equipped to host activities for those aged between 4 and 12 years. As part of the project plans, new amenities have been added to the existing family beach park, including eco-friendly picnic and barbecue areas.