Sharjah City Municipality‘s new AED 200 million (US$ 54m) headquarters has opened in Al Musalla in the centre of Sharjah city. The four-storey building has been constructed on a 100,000 square metre plot using environmentally-friendly building systems for lighting, ventilation and sewerage.
The new headquarters has 200 rooms including prayer rooms for men and women, a library, a theatre, activity halls and a parking area that accommodates 250 vehicles. His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah officially inaugurated the new Sharjah Municipality building last week.
Sharjah city is the third most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, bordering with the metropolitan area of Dubai in the south and Ajman in the north. The city is located on northern coast of the Emirates with its own deepwater ports, twenty minutes drive from Dubai and Sharjah international airports.
Sharjah is a fast growing tourism destination and has become a renowned cultural centre, being voted the 2014 Islamic Culture Capital of the Arab world. The emirate of Sharjah’s manufacturing sector currently accounts for 33 percent of the UAE’s total manufacturing sector and it has the most diverse economy in the region with no economic sector exceeding more than 20 percent of its GDP (gross domestic product).
Founded in 1927, Sharjah City Municipality (SM) is one of the oldest municipalities in the United Arab Emirates.