Sharjah’s tourism island ready by 2017

Sharjah’s investment authority has announced that its Sir Bu Nair Island tourism project is set to be completed in 2017.

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, also known as Shurooq, said the project will be developed at an estimated cost of AED500 million ($136 million).

Shurooq said the island will be completed in 2017, and will host a luxury five-star hotel and resort, hotel apartments and villas, a village, an amphitheatre, a museum, a mosque, an education centre, a harbour, an airport, and a number of retail outlets.

Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Shurooq, said: “The aim of this landmark project is to turn this vitally important island into a unique destination, one that offers a mix of high-end luxury and comfort, one that fosters a genuine sense of community, and one that captures the region’s vibrancy and cultural heritage in its architecture and offerings.

“The project will stretch over an area of 37,721 square metres, making it one of Shurooq’s most ambitious undertakings to date and the result is set to become one of the rarest gems in the crown of Sharjah and the U.A.E.’s tourist destinations.”