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The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) plans to invest
Dh5 billion in tourism development projects by 2018. Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Shurooq, said about Dh500 million has been allocated for the development of Sir Bu Nuair Island, Dh300 million for Kalba Eco-Tourism project, Dh450 million for Al Jabal Resort — The Chedi Khorfakkan, Dh120 million for Al Bait Hotel in the Heart of Sharjah district and Dh80 million for Al Noor Island, a futuristic attraction in Khaled Lagoon.
Other projects include the development of Al Hisn Island, a leisure and tourist attraction located in the town of Dibba Al Hisn on Sharjah’s east coast. According to Shurooq, the plans for the resort are inspired by the Islamic architecture of Andalusia in Spain. Al Hisn Island will offer entertainment, restaurants, landscaped areas and children’s play areas.
Shurooq is also planning a two-phase development of Khorfakkan’s corniche in conjunction with the city’s Directorate of Public Works to create a world-class tourism and leisure destination. Plans include a new hotel on the east of Khorfakkan beach, a water park and various other tourism and leisure attractions.
The beachfront development will also feature sports facilities and purpose-built running and bicycle tracks.
Source: Property Weekly.