The number of visitors to Al Majaz Waterfront, one of the premier tourist destinations in Sharjah and the UAE, has passed one million mark during the first half of 2012.
Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, Chief Operating Officer at Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), expressed his pride in reaching this result and attributed the large number of visitors of different nationalities and age groups to the renewal and diversification in activities and service facilities.
According to Al Qaseer, the number of visitors totalled 1,151,433 by end of June 2012, and included 348,000 visitors to restaurants and cafes and more than 800,000 visitors to other attractions such as play areas, sport facilities and picnic areas, among others.
The increasing interest in Al Majaz Waterfront can be attributed to its strategic location in the heart of Sharjah, and its beautiful natural surroundings, family atmosphere, and the wide array of leisure options and activities that cater to the needs of all age groups and social segments.
Al Qaseer noted that a number of recently launched activities also played an important role in attracting visitors, thus contributing to the destination’s steady growth rate, since the very beginning with an eye-catching opening ceremony which was attended by His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and a large number of visitors.
He credited the dynamic movement and increase in the number of visitors during the first half of 2012 to the tireless efforts exerted by organisers, particularly in terms of planning and promotion, as well as to the continued development of services provided to visitors. “These outstanding efforts have significantly contributed to enriching the public experience and have undoubtedly attracted more visitors,” he said.
Al Qaseer said: “With a solid strategy in place, we are quite confident that we can reach another record number of visitors by end of the year. This can be achieved by organising more diverse activities that target all members of the family.” —