Sharjah to develop major leisure project, water canal in Dibba area

The new attraction will be located in Al Hisn Island in Dibba area, which is close to Fujairah



Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced plans to develop a major leisure attraction in Dibba Al Hisn, one of the emirate’s exclaves that is located close to Fujairah and Oman.

The project will feature a water canal, restaurants and cafes, a movie theatre, children’s playgrounds and other amenities.

Currently in the planning and design stage, the project will also feature Andulasian designs that are inspired by the Al Hamra Palace, state news agency WAM reported.

Shurooq did not disclose the value of the new leisure project but said that it will help add on to the attractions in Diba Al Hisn. The agency also said that it will reveal more details at a later phase.

Sharjah is aggressively developing new leisure and cultural attractions as it strives to meet its target of attracting 10 million tourists by 2021.

Earlier this year, Shurooq announced the launch of Al Noor Island, a massive leisure island project that is located in Khalid Lagoon.

Valued at Dhs 80m, the island will consist of a Butterfly House that will house 500 species of butterflies, a Literature Pavilion, a children’s playground and an egg-shaped OVO art sculpture.

The project will also include a pontoon, a docking space for boats that will transport visitors of the emirate’s existing tourist destinations such as Al Qasba, Al Majaz Waterfront and Heart of Sharjah to other places and eight art sculptures by some of the world’s most renowned artists.

There will also be a bridge to link the main entrance with the island, which will enable visitors to walk through the 3500-metre Al Noor Walkway and tour the different attractions and facilities of the island.

Sharjah currently has leisure projects such as Al Qasba, Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Montazah – Amusement and Water Park, The Flag Island and Heart of Sharjah.

Projects such as Al Jabal Resort, The Chedi Khorfakkan and Kalba Eco-tourism Project are currently underway.