Sharjah’s $136m Sir Bu Nair Island tourism project is set to be completed in 2017.
The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, also known as Shurooq, said it will host a luxury five-star hotel and resort, hotel apartments and villas, a village, an amphitheatre, a museum, a mosque, an education centre, a harbour, an airport, and retail outlets.
The island is a wildlife and nature sanctuary and is set to become “one of the rarest gems in the crown of Sharjah,” say the dervelopers.
Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, chief executiveof Shurooq, said: “The aim of this landmark project is to turn this vitally important island into a unique destination, one that offers a mix of high-end luxury and comfort, one that fosters a genuine sense of community, and one that captures the region’s vibrancy and cultural heritage in its architecture and offerings.
“The project will stretch over an area of 37,721m2, making it one of Shurooq’s most ambitious undertakings to date and the result is set to become one of the rarest gems in the crown of Sharjah and the U.A.E.’s tourist destinations.”
The hotel will feature 60 one-bedroom suite units, in addition to a number of beach chalets and houses. The second part of the hotel will include 17 suites and chalets on the hotel’s Turtle Beach.
The development will also include an activity centre with student accommodation the educational programmes that will run on the island.