Sharjah unveils 'Islamic Capital' show venue
Sharjah, December 9, 2013
Sharjah Media Centre (SMC) unveiled the new Al Majaz Island project, which will be the official venue of the Sharjah Capital of Islamic Culture 2014 celebrations.
The project will be built at a cost Dh140 million ($38.1 million), featuring an open theatre and other facilities, said the centre in a statement.
The island is poised to be a significant touristic landmark and an aesthetic point of attraction, it stated.
It will house an open-air Roman-style amphitheatre, covering 7,238 sq km, and will include several terraced seating areas that can accommodate up to 4,500 spectators, besides a huge stage equipped with a state-of-the-art audio system, said the statement.
The amphitheatre, which is meant to host international cultural and art events mainly, will include conference rooms and galleries, as well as a number of shops, restaurants and green areas that will surround it from all sides along with a panoramic view of the waterfront.
The project will also include a Dh13 million bridge between the island and Khalid Lagoon Street, it added. - TradeArabia News Service