Sharjah’s Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has begun work on the second phase of its Flag Island development.
The authority said that the work, which includes construction of an open air, 1,000-seat auditorium, an art gallery, shops, cafes and restaurants, will be completed by the first quarter of next year.
The island is close to Sharjah’s downtown area and the Emirate’s most popular tourist spots.
Shurooq chairperson Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, said: “We are planning to position the Flag Island as one of the must-visit tourist, cultural and art destinations on the Emirate.”
The chairman of Sharjah’s Department of Public Works, Sheikh Khalid bin Saqr Al Qasimi, added: “Flag Island is one of the destinations that drew a great deal of attention since its opening in 2012. The second phase will provide more facilities to enable the destination attract visitors and instill the national values into their hearts.”