By Sam Bridge
Facilities include a water sports centre, central courtyard, a 350-car parking lot, six food trucks, four kiosks, 17 F&B and shops along a 1km stretch
Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, has inaugurated the Khorfakkan Beach project, a AED95 million ($25.8 million) tourist initiative in the eastern region of the emirate.
The project has been developed with the support of a host of government entities in Sharjah including Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq).
With the opening of the Khorfakkan Beach project, visitors can have direct access to a new beach experience through the recently launched 89km Sharjah-Khorfakkan highway, which has cut down travelling time between the two cities to 45 minutes.
Facilities include a water sports centre, central courtyard, a 350-car parking lot, six food trucks, four kiosks, 17 F&B and shops along a 1km stretch on the south side of the Khorfakkan beach, a statement said.
The total area of facilities available for leasing is about 8,235 sq ft. Around 30–40 percent of the business leasing spaces have been allocated to entrepreneurs and start-ups in the region, it added.
The development also boasts running and cycle tracks, multi-use sports courts, and a swimmers’ beach equipped with a team of lifeguards, showers, bathrooms and changing rooms, and an amphitheatre overlooking the sea which will host beachside events and activities.
A children's playing area has been built while new amenities have been added to the existing family beach park, including eco-friendly picnic and barbecue areas.