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Sultan orders building of new rest house and theatre in Kalba


Graphic illustration of the Al Mahara Theatre.

Jehan Shoaib, Staff Reporter

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has approved the project of “Jabal Al Deem Rest House” in the city of Kalba at an altitude of 850 metres above sea level.

The Authority of Initiatives Implementation in Sharjah (Mubadara) has started the construction work of the new rest house.

This was announced on Monday by Mohammed Khalaf through Sharjah Radio and Television. As for the name of the rest house, Khalaf said that the Arabic word “Al Deem” stands for the rain, which falls without thunder or lightning, according to information he had directly received from Sheikh Sultan.

This will be the second rest house in Sharjah after Sheikh Sultan inaugurated Al Subub Rest Area in Khor Fakkan, 600 metres above sea levelm in 2021. Khalaf also played a video that showed the architectural design of Al Mahara Theatre in the city of Kalba.

The new theatre will be overlooking the lake, the clock tower, the university, and the city as a whole. “Al Mahara Theatre will be one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the city, and it can accommodate a thousand spectators, with a unique view of the city’s landmarks,” Khalaf added.

On the other hand, the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced that construction work on the Kalba Waterfront in Sharjah’s Eastern Region, the largest retail and first inclusive waterfront destination in Kalba, is 100 per cent complete, while the units are in the last stages of finalising their interiors.

Developed by "Eagle Hills Sharjah Development", a joint venture between Shurooq and Eagle Hills, the waterfront destination with integrated services is scheduled to welcome visitors in Q4 2022.

A few investment opportunities are still available in the Dhs119 million project, which has seen high investor demand owing to its status as a premiere tourism and retail destination in the Eastern Region.

Shurooq's latest world-class development extending over 183,000 square metres (sqm), introduces new family-friendly concepts in the retail and entertainment sector and provides a distinctive touristic experience.

Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, Acting CEO of Shurooq, highlighted the fact that the Kalba Waterfront is set in one of the most beautiful and tranquil areas.

It overlooks a serene lagoon lined by mangroves, the go-to destination for nature lovers.

Al Qaseer remarked that the contemporary architectural design of the project offers a convenient and compelling shopping experience that caters to all guests and residents.

He also stated that the project would feature 80 units, various indoor and outdoor dining outlets, and an expansive promenade that lines the lagoon. Shurooq’s Acting CEO stated that the project comprises a 1,600sqm playing area that caters to the interests of visitors of all age groups.

It features a trampoline, skating tracks, and a free-fall platform. Extreme adventure enthusiasts will have a unique experience testing their skills at rope walking, wall climbing, simulators, video games, and much more.

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