By Sam Bridge
A new entertainment complex for the UAE, Madar at Aljada was launched by Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi on Thursday
Developer Arada officially opened on Thursday the first part of Aljada, a master-planned destination covering over 2.2 square kilometres that is set to transform the future of Sharjah.
A new entertainment complex for the UAE, Madar at Aljada was launched by Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah.
After unveiling the official plaque outside the Aljada Discovery Centre, the ruler toured the main attractions and various zones and facilities across Madar’s 600,000 square-foot park.
He also watched a documentary about the Aljada project, one of the most ambitious real estate projects in the UAE, which includes a wide range of apartments, commercial buildings, retail, hospitality, and entertainment and leisure options.
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, chairman of Arada, said: “Today, we are taking a new step in the march of Sharjah, defined by development, prosperity and civilizational, architectural, cultural, and scientific renaissance.”
Open to the public from Thursday, Madar’s launch weekend will feature live performances from artists, sportspeople and musicians and will host performances by breakdancers and skaters, a unique fusion of oud and beatboxing, and the first Emirati rock musician Bafoory.
Madar hosts Zad, a new address for the UAE’s food lovers, with 18 F&B outlets; YourSpace, an events hall; an amphitheatre for outdoor events with a maximum capacity of 500 people; Playscape, an immersive children’s adventure zone; and Skatepark, a new home for adventure sports enthusiasts.
Madar at Aljada is open from 8am to 10pm daily and is located in the heart of the Aljada megaproject in the Muwaileh district of Sharjah.
Aljada is Sharjah’s largest ever mixed-use development project.