The new, fully-integrated retail and hospitality destination is on-schedule to welcome its first visitors in Q4 2022
Sharjah’s Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced that construction work on the Kalba Waterfront in Sharjah’s Eastern Region – the largest retail destination in Kalba – is 100% complete, with all units now having their interiors finalised.
Developed by Eagle Hills Sharjah Development, a joint venture (JV) between Shurooq and Eagle Hills, the waterfront destination is scheduled to welcome visitors in Q4 2022.
A limited number of investment opportunities are still available within the $32.3mn project, which is said to have seen high investor demand, owing to its status as a premiere tourism and retail destination in the Eastern Region.
In January 2022, Shurooq inked a deal with Marriott International for new hospitality projects on the country’s east coast.
Shurooq’s development, extending over 183,000sqm, aims to bring new family-friendly concepts in the retail and entertainment sector and will provide a distinctive tourist experience.
Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, Acting CEO of Shurooq, highlighted the fact that the Kalba Waterfront is set in one of the region’s most beautiful and tranquil areas, overlooking a serene lagoon lined by mangroves. He added that the contemporary architectural design of the project offers a convenient and compelling shopping experience, catering to all guests and residents – with 80 units, various indoor and outdoor dining outlets, and an expansive promenade lining the lagoon perimeter.
The project also features a 1,600sqm playing area that caters to the interests of visitors of all age groups, featuring a trampoline, skating tracks, and a free-fall platform. Extreme adventure enthusiasts will also have a unique experience – testing their skills at rope walking, wall climbing, and supplemented with virtual action from high-tech simulators, with video games and virtual reality kiosks, Shurooq noted.
In October 2021, Shurooq launched four new luxury hospitality projects as the Mysk Moon Retreat opened its doors to guests. In August 2021, the organisation said it was starting work on several premium leisure projects in key areas of Sharjah.