Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) is set to start work on several premium leisure projects in key areas of Khor Fakkan, Kalba, Al Dhaid and Mleiha in the northern emirate, said its senior official.
"We will be developing a 60-key experiential family retreat within the 14-sq-km Seih Al Bardi Kabeer safari park project in the interiors of Al Dhaid," stated Executive Chairman Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal in a live interview on Sharjah TV.
"This will be Sharjah’s first-of-its-kind hospitality facility set within a sprawling natural and wildlife reserve, which is expected to be home to 50,000 African animal species," he added.
Al Sarkal said work would soon begin on two five-star hotels at scenic locations in Sharjah’s eastern region – the first 66-key property will be located along the Khor Fakkan Beach and be home to the city’s first waterpark, while the second one will stand adjacent to Kalba Waterfront, the major retail project being developed in phases by Shurooq and Eagle Hills, reported state news agency WAM.
These strategic undertaking follows Shurooq’s vision of transforming Sharjah as a leading hub of nature-inspired experiences and brings the emirate’s central and eastern regions within the folds of its ambitious plans, he noted.
The Moon Retreat, Al Sarkal said, would be a new feature at Shurooq’s Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism destination, which is expected to welcome guests by the year-end.
This will be Shurooq’s second boutique hospitality offering in the Mleiha region, with the first one being Mysk Al Faya Retreat, he added.