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Al Marjaz park will be linked directly to Khalid Lagoon in Sharjah, which will become the waterfront of the park.

Subcontractors appointed for Al Majaz Park project

by Elizabeth Broomhall on July 5, 2010

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has appointed two subcontractors to work on its new Al Majaz Park project, the construction of which started last week.

Sharjah Contract Company will be doing the roadworks for the project, whilst Sharjah municipality will be handling the soft landscape, a source revealed to Construction Week.

One of the Emirate’s leading tourist attractions, the park will spread across an area of 3km2 between Jamal Abdul Nasser Street and the Khalid Lagoon Corniche.

Shurooq CEO Marwan Jassim Al Sarkal, told reporters at Reuters that the project is in line with directives of Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, the ruler of Sharjah, as well as Shurooq’s vision for Sharjah’s tourist and economic development.

"Shurooq was tasked with preparing studies for the development of several tourist attractions in Sharjah,” he said.

“A study on Al Majaz Park was one of those presented to Sheikh Sultan, who gave the signal to commence work on the project in co-ordination with the relevant bodies in the emirate in order to ensure that it is completed on time.

"The park will be closed for the duration of the project as it needs to be linked directly to Khalid Lagoon, which will become the waterfront of the park. The project will also involve the development of Corniche Street adjacent to the park.

“As such, new detours will be set up in coordination with the Department of Public Works in Sharjah."

Scheduled for completion in November, it will be constructed in two phases.

The construction of a musical fountain on the Khalid Lagoon, opposite the park's façade, as well as a number of new restaurants, cafés and recreational areas overlooking the lake, will come under phase one.

The second phase will involve the construction of six additional restaurants and cafés, a special play area for children, and a wide range of new landscapes.

According to officials, there will be continuous co-operation with the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority for the course of the project. >> Source
 

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Cool recognition of Sharjah :)

 

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Another good one of the corniche :)

 

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The Al Noor Mosque lit up as part of the Sharjah Light Festival 2011 :)
 

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Wow, that looks gorgeous. I didn't know Masjid Noor was part of the light festival, too. Gulf News had a photo gallery showing the projections in Qanat Al Qasba and the various roundabouts and government buildings, etc...beautiful! Hopefully it becomes an annual event.
 

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^^ It IS an annual event! :D

Wish I had a high res version of it :(
 

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Hi all,

Is anyone familiar with the Barashi development located on the cross-road of Dhaid Road and Dubai Bypass?

Abtec told me its not possible for Emiratis to buy land there and that only developed land could be transferred. But I see several villas there which are not part of the Abtec development.

Thanks
 

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General SHJ pics from last week :)

Al Ittihad Road












Sharjah Etisalat and city outskirts seen from the new Al Wahda flyover



Sharjah Cultural Roundabout






Sharjah Airport Road





Lovely villa in Khezzamia


 

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Nice photos Face81.....Sharjaha is also one of the beautiful citi of Emirates...and I was used to live just in front of NMC Spec. Hospital and Karachi darbar Rast. lying on Al Nahda area very near to Sharjaha......
 

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Sharjah to unveil musical fountain in November

New tourist attraction is part of the Dh100m Al Majaz Waterfront Development
By Parag Deulgaonkar


Published on Thursday, July 07, 2011


About 60 per cent of the project work is completed. (SUPPLIED)


The project, located on the Khalid Lagoon, is being considered as a catalyst to draw tourists and residents to the emirate. (SUPPLIED)

Sharjah is all set to unveil its new tourist attraction before year-end. The 220-metre wide musical fountain, part of the Dh100-million Al Majaz Waterfront Development, will be officially opened in November.

Even the landmark, Sharjah Fountain, closed a few years back for renovation, will come alive then, shooting water 100 metres high into the air.

In an interview with Emirates 24/7, Marwan Jassim Al Sarkal, Shurooq, Chief Executive Officer, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) said: “Al Majaz is one of the most important projects being developed by us. The musical fountain, which is 220 metres wide, is an important component of the project and will have 20 different musical and laser shows, with five video projections on water screens, every day.”

Dubai already has the Dubai Fountain in Burj Khalifa Lake, which is 275 metres long and shoots water 150 metres into the air, accompanied by a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and world music. But the Sharjah Fountain is not intended to rival that of Dubai. The project, located on the Khalid Lagoon, is being considered as a catalyst to draw tourists and residents to the emirate.

Asked for the reason for having a musical fountain, Al Sarkal said: “It came into consideration when we started discussing ideas of what we should develop in Al Majaz… what would be a major pull factor for the emirate? Then we came up with the idea of adding this fountain which will really uplift the tourism components of the emirate.”

He emphasized: “We want to make sure that when a family comes to Sharjah they have more than one area to visit.”

About 60 per cent of the project work is completed. A soft opening is being planned for October with the official opening taking place in November.

According to Al Sarkal, 4,700 square metres has been allocated for the construction of eight new restaurants and cafés which will face the musical fountain. “We are not looking at fine dining, but causual dining."

Al Majaz Waterfront will also be the first project in the UAE to have special joy rides for disabled people. “We have agreed with a French company to get rides for disabled people. We want to make sure that they are part of what we are developing here,” Al Sarkal said.

New identity for Heart of Sharjah

Shurooq will be launching a new identity for the Heart of Sharjah project and has even appointed a leasing consultant to undertake a study of the retail opportunities in and around the project.

“We will be launching year-end an identity for the Heart of Sharjah. We have appointed consultants to undertake leasing and traffic impact study so we can appropriately plan the project." Al Sarkal added that the 5-star hotel with 60 rooms will be the major component of the project and work is likely to start in the first quarter of 2012.

“We are finalizing an international operator to for management of the hotel. Although we expect construction to start by first quarter of 2012, it may take time since one portion of the hotel will be using the old houses and other portion will be new construction,” he added.
http://www.emirates247.com/property...ical-fountain-in-november-2011-07-07-1.406348
 

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$6.8m Rolla Square revamp on track for 2012 launch

by CW Staff on Sep 6, 2011

The $6.8m redevelopment of Rolla Square in Sharjah will be completed by the beginning of 2012, according to Sharjah Municipality director general Sultan Al Mualla.

“The project forms part of a larger redevelopment drive underway in the emirate,” said Al Mualla. Rolla Square is a historical site in Sharjah, named after the planting of the first banyan tree, known locally as a Rolla tree, in the 1800s.

“We have developed a unique architectural plan for the square that meets modern standards and preserves the emirate's heritage and Islamic architectural styles,” said Al Mualla.

Rolla Square covers 36,664m2. The municipality intends for 60% of the area to be landscaped, with the remaining 40% used for footpaths and fountains.



The Rolla Square redevelopment project is on track for completion in early 2012.



http://www.constructionweekonline.c...rolla-square-revamp-on-track-for-2012-launch/
 

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Debuts the Four Points by Sheraton Brand in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Located in the Heart of the City, the New Hotel Will be Part of a Mixed-use Development with Retail, Office and Residential Components

DUBAI, May 04, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) announces plans to further expand its presence in the Arabian Gulf emirate of Sharjah with the opening of the 220-room Four Points by Sheraton Sharjah Hotel in 2013. Owned by Dr. Hassan Ahmad Ibrahim Al Marzouqi, the hotel will be part of a mixed-use office, residential, retail and hotel development ideally located across from the buzzing Central Souk area of the city.

According to Roeland Vos, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa, Middle East (EAME), the partnership is one that dovetails with Starwood's strategy to expand its portfolio of hotels in the UAE: "We are delighted to partner with Dr. Hassan Ahmad Ibrahim Al Marzouqi as we debut our Four Points by Sheraton brand in Sharjah. With the combination of rich culture and tradition, a robust economy and endless sunshine, Sharjah is poised to revive its position as a major travel destination in the region."

Located on the King Faisal Road in downtown Sharjah, the Four Points by Sheraton Sharjah Hotel will comprise 187 rooms and 33 suites, an all-day dining restaurant, fitness centre and outdoor pool, four meeting rooms and a business centre. The hotel will also feature all the comfort and hallmarks of the Four Points by Sheraton brand such as the Four Comfort Bed and free wi-fi in public areas.

Expressing his deep comfort and pleasure for signing the Operating Services Agreement of the Four Points Hotel with Starwood, the Owner, Dr. Hasan Ahmad Ibrahim Al Marzouqi said: "We are very proud to contribute with this prestigious project to the Touristic Industry in Sharjah and the U.A.E. We are very much confident that Starwood, with its vast experience in Hotel operation and management, shall be able to make the new Four Points Hotel in Sharjah a major Tourist and Business attraction in a very short time".

The Architectural and Engineering Consultants for this Mixed Use Development of which the Hotel is part of are QHC - Architects and Engineers, a U.A.E. Based Leading Consultancy Firm with Offices in Sharjah, Dubai and Beirut.

With convenient access to the airport, retail and business hubs, the Four Points by Sheraton Sharjah Hotel will offer a comfortable environment for both business and leisure guests plus quality standards in both accommodation and facilities.

Four Points by Sheraton Sharjah Hotel is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest(R) program, which made headlines when it launched in 1999 with a breakthrough policy of no blackout dates on Free Night Awards. SPG(R) offers members the ability to redeem awards at more resorts, more luxury properties, more European hotels and more golf properties than any other hotel program.

Starwood currently operates three Four Points by Sheraton hotels in the UAE, all located in Dubai. The company has recently signed an agreement to open its first resort in Sharjah with the Sheraton Sharjah Hotel due to open in 2013. Starwood currently operates more than 50 hotels in the Middle East under eight of the company's nine brands including: The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, Sheraton, Westin, W Hotels, Le Méridien, Four Points by Sheraton and Aloft. Starwood plans to open additional hotels under its Four Points by Sheraton brand in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Syria.


http://development.starwoodhotels.c...heraton_brand_in_sharjah_united_arab_emirates
 
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