When it comes to UAE staycations, Sharjah isn’t often top of the list for people from neighbouring emirates looking for a beachside break. But that’s about to change. His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah has approved the Sharjah Beach Development project, would could soon make the area a world-class seaside destination.
An area of beach 3.3 kilometres long will be renovated, stretching from the border of Ajman to the Sharjah Ladies Club. As well as attracting tourists from near and far, it’s hoped that the project will improve infrastructure and standard of living.
“The council is keen to give priority to the implementation of specific projects that will form the nucleus of the transformation being implemented by the council to improve and develop infrastructure, utility and public services in Sharjah, especially its waterfront areas,” said Khalid Mohammad Al Ali, secretary-general of Sharjah Urban Planning Council.
“To meet the needs of a healthy lifestyle, the beach promenade offers different areas for walking, as well as a bicycle lane, which will be linked to a future integrated citywide network. Additionally, a seating wall will span most of the project offering a place for viewing the sea and relaxation,” he added.