Locations that are now open include Al Qasba, Al Majaz Waterfront, Khor Fakkan Beach and the Maraya Art Centre
The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced that a number of Sharjah entertainment destinations and hotels are now open again thanks to the completion of a sterilisation and disinfection drive in the emirate.
These include Al Qasba, Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Noor Island, The Flag Island, Heart of Sharjah, Mleiha Archaeological & Ecotourism Project, Khor Fakkan Beach, Maraya Art Centre and 1971-Design Space.
The Chedi Al Bait and three Sharjah Collection properties – Al Badayer Retreat, Al Faya Retreat and Kingfisher Retreat – have also opened their doors, allowing staycations for those looking for a quick getaway.
However, there are also a number of safety measures set by the UAE government that guests must adhere to while visiting, such as maintaining a physical distance of two metres and wearing a face mask. Visitors will also have their temperatures checked, while those over the age of 60 or under the age of 12 will be denied entry except in hospitality destinations. Restaurants will operate at a 30 per cent capacity with disposable cutlery.
Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, chief operating officer of Shurooq, emphasised the importance of guests’ well-being.
“As we embark on the reopening phase of our leisure destinations, as well as welcoming our guests across our prime hospitality properties, the health and safety of our guests and staff remain paramount,” he said. “We are therefore working closely with the government authorities to ensure that the highest standards of hygiene are maintained, and that all recommended precautionary and preventive measures are in place for our guests to enjoy a well-rounded destination experience.
“Shurooq has a single-minded approach in enforcing these protocols and expect our guests to fully co-operate and take individual responsibility for their own safety and well-being while visiting all our destinations. We look forward to welcoming them again.”