Largest Heritage Project in Sharjah
Sharjah: Aiming to retain the feel of the 1950s in Sharjah’s traditional areas, the largest heritage project in the UAE and Gulf region, the ‘Heart of Sharjah’ is currently in progress, aiming to create the first development of its kind. The five-phase, 15-year historical restoration project which aims to restore and revamp the traditional heritage areas of Sharjah, is scheduled for completion in 2025, Gulf News reported. The project plans to feature diverse commercial, cultural and residential projects. It also aims to create tourist and trade destinations, including a boutique hotel, restaurants, retail shops, art galleries, traditional and contemporary markets, archaeological sites, museums, play areas, and commercial offices which will be placed in renovated old or ancient houses. The heritage project is being undertaken by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), in cooperation with the Sharjah Department of Public Works and a number of government departments in the Emirate.