Al Jazeera Park is closed to the public to undergo a makeover as part of a comprehensive development plan, the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) announced.
Shurooq, the supervisory body of the development of the park, is currently following up the final procedures for the project, and will reveal the details of the plan soon.
Al Jazeera Park, one of the emirate’s premier tourist destinations, covers an area of 13,000 square metres and is situated on an island within Khalid Lagoon opposite Sharjah Central Market. It was first opened to the public on October 21, 1979, and 35 years after its opening, the park will undergo makeover as part of a comprehensive development plan due to its huge popularity and its distinguished location.
The move comes in line with Shurooq’s strategy to develop the Emirate of Sharjah as a whole, and tourist attractions in particular.
Shaikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Shurooq, said: “We will soon announce the development plan for Al Jazeera Park after completing the final touches to the strategy and schedule for construction work. We are confident that the project will add significantly to the already extensive list of the emirate’s attractions that truly make Sharjah the cultural capital of the Arab World.”
Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Shurooq, said: “We believe that the development of Al Jazeera Park is timely, especially in view of the park’s growing needs for development so as to meet the demands of visitors and tourists. The park will be a regional competitive tourist attraction and an important destination that will richly enhance Sharjah’s cap of tourist landmarks.”