Sharjah opens Al Bahr Road

Road opening will help ease flow of traffic and will accelerate the development of the ‘Heart of Sharjah’ project

The finalisation of this road is another step towards the development of the ‘Heart of Sharjah’ project.

The Sharjah Corniche (Al Bahr Road) was opened on Thursday by the Sharjah Public Works Department and Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), following the completion of the $5.7m development works and the provision of service facilities on the road connecting Ahmed bin Darwish Square to Al Merraija Square.

Authorities hope the opening of the road will help ease the flow of traffic during rush hours, especially as the area includes one of the liveliest ancient markets, and that finalising this step will accelerate the development works of the first phase of the ‘Heart of Sharjah’ project, considered to be one of the region’s largest tourism and heritage projects.

The development is a five-phase, 15-year historical preservation and restoration project that aims to revitalise the heritage area in the heart of the emirate.

Construction work on the first phase has already commenced.

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