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In pictures: Sharjah ruler inaugurates Zaha Hadid Architects-designed Madar complex at Aljada

A new entertainment complex for the UAE, Madar at Aljada was launched by Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, Madar contains a cluster of zones and attractions all set in a landscaped area that includes more than 5,000 trees and parking for 800 cars. It is also the first part of Aljada to be completed.

In pictures: Sharjah ruler inaugurates Zaha Hadid Architects-designed Madar complex at Aljada

His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah has launched Madar at Alijada, an entertainment complex within the emirate.  All image courtesy: Sharjah Government Media Bureau

In pictures: Sharjah ruler inaugurates Zaha Hadid Architects-designed Madar complex at Aljada

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.

In pictures: Sharjah ruler inaugurates Zaha Hadid Architects-designed Madar complex at Aljada

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.

In pictures: Sharjah ruler inaugurates Zaha Hadid Architects-designed Madar complex at Aljada

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.

In pictures: Sharjah ruler inaugurates Zaha Hadid Architects-designed Madar complex at Aljada

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.

In pictures: Sharjah ruler inaugurates Zaha Hadid Architects-designed Madar complex at Aljada

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.