The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has recently announced a range of spectacular offerings across its fully-integrated and serviced world-class destinations, providing locals, residents, and tourists with the opportunity to experience the best of Sharjah throughout the summer season.
From significant discounts of up to 50 percent on tickets to top attractions, engaging kids’ summer camps, thrilling adventure activities, exciting prizes and raffle draws, to educational and learning opportunities, Shurooq aims to create a truly memorable summer of 2023 for everyone.
Summer in Sharjah revolves around the unique experiences offered by Shurooq’s seven family-friendly destinations. These include Al Qasba, Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Heera Beach, Al Noor Island, Maraya Art Centre, The Chedi Al Bait Sharjah, Al Montazah Parks, Kshisha Park, Mleiha Archaeological Centre, and Khorfakkan Beach.
City Sightseeing Sharjah and Sharjah Boats Tour, offering guided city bus tours and boat trips respectively, present big discounts on tickets as well as exclusive summer packages, allowing visitors to explore the city’s sights at reduced costs.
For water-themed experiences, visitors to City Sightseeing Sharjah and Sharjah Boats Tour can enjoy exclusive access and heavy discounts with a Summer Passport. From the Al Qasba Canal’s Sofa Boat ticket to kayaking at Al Majaz and engaging in Happy Fun games and football at Falkon Sport, there are plenty of discounted activities to beat the summer heat. The musical fountain shows also promise to make evenings memorable.
Shurooq’s Al Heera Beach, located in the Al Fisht area, offers a plethora of services and activities. Visitors can indulge in water sports such as flyboarding, paddleboarding, and beach volleyball. Early morning Yoga by the Beach is available every weekend, and guests earn free entry to the kids’ play area for every AED 50 spent at outlets. Additionally, an ice cream van operates daily, adding to the beach’s charm.
The “Summer is Calling” summer camp at Khorfakkan Beach, organized in collaboration with the Sharjah International Marine Sports Club, is a must-visit attraction for children and families. The camp offers a variety of fun beach-themed activities, including rowing, sailing, fishing, swimming, diving, marine rescue, beach volleyball, and exciting cruises.
Al Montazah Parks presents the “Daytime Delights, Night-time Thrills” summer program until the end of August, offering the chance to win incredible prizes such as iPhones, Sony Play Stations, gym memberships, complimentary hotel stays, and more. Entry into the raffle draw requires spending AED 100 at participating F&B or retail outlets, or purchasing tickets for the various rides and attractions. Additionally, Al Montazah Parks will have exclusive Ladies Day every Tuesday at the Pearls Kingdom, where ladies can enjoy all the entertainment and fun from 10 a.m. until midnight.
The Chedi Al Bait, Shurooq’s boutique heritage property in the Heart of Sharjah district, presents enticing offers for guests. The “Stay Longer” offer allows guests to receive an AED 200 cashback when staying in the hotel’s Heritage Room for a minimum of two nights. The “Family Resort” offer provides a 20 percent discount on the second large room booking, along with a complimentary dinner for children under 12 in the hotel restaurant. Additionally, a Day Pass allows day guests to enjoy the pool from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., along with complimentary Wi-Fi. A 20 percent discount on spa services can be availed with a spa gift voucher.
For those seeking close-to-nature experiences, the Mysk Kingfisher Retreat in Kalba and the Mysk Al Badayer Retreat in Sharjah’s central desert offer a 25 percent discount on luxurious accommodation provided by both eco-luxury Shurooq properties.
At the Mleiha Archaeological Centre, visitors can benefit from 30 percent discounts on horse riding tours and courses. Thrilling adventure packages, restful camping and stargazing experiences, and educational packages are also available, including Buy 1 Get 1 offers on select activities.
City Sightseeing Sharjah offers up to 50 percent off on tickets, including day and night tours, complemented by 15-minute boat rides. Sharjah Boats Tour provides discounts on private 30-minute excursions for adults seeking a mesmerizing boat trip.
Maraya Art Centre is hosting workshops for children and adults from July 15-20, 2023. The workshops cover various activities such as watercolor bookmark making, tote bag decoration, ink painting, and texture painting for beginners. Bwader Art Studio also offers immersive workshops, including naturally pressed floral art, eco-friendly scented candle-making, modern terrazzo coasters, and jewelry tray-making.
Al Noor Island and Kshisha Park provide entertainment and adventures. Al Noor Island offers exclusive discounts on tickets throughout the summer, along with workshops in various zones, including cupcake decoration, arts and crafts, and educational workshops. Kshisha Park organizes diverse workshops for children, including practical exercises, friendly football matches, rowing technique training, and other exciting water activities.
Khalid Ibrahim Al Qaseer, Director of Operations at Shurooq, explained that the 2023 summer activities and programs aim to meet the aspirations and needs of visitors of all age groups. Shurooq is committed to enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors of Sharjah and the UAE, contributing significantly to the emirate’s appeal as a top tourist destination in the region.