Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced the opening of two new parks - Kshisha and Shaghrafa - in the Al Rahmaniyah neighbourhood in Sharjah, one of which is a female-only property.
Managed by Shurooq, these adjoining parks feature social, entertainment, sports, and educational facilities, and have a combined built area of 147,700 sqm.
Dedicated to families, the Kshisha Park hosts football and volleyball courts, a library, amphitheatre, fitness hub, jogging and cycling tracks, playgrounds, skateboard range, and specially designed halls for holding workshops, said Shurooq in its statement.
Moreover, it houses an artificial pond with a duck feeding station with clear feeding instructions for visitors.
Designed exclusively for females, Shaghrafa Park contains dedicated halls for conducting workshops, and features play areas, a theatre, jogging track, gym, and basket and volleyball courts, it stated.
Visitors will be permitted to bring their own food into the parks, although on-site barbeques are prohibited, it added.
Shurooq is currently working on adding designated barbeque spots at both the parks.
"The development of the two parks were carried out under the directives of the Ruler of Sharjah, and reflects His Highness’ vision to enhance the quality of life of Sharjah’s residents, citizens and visitors through the provision of high-quality entertainment and recreational destinations," said its COO Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer.
"Shurooq is keen on providing fun-filled activities for families in a safe environment that adheres to the preventative measures and protocols mandated by the UAE health authorities to curb the spread of Covid-19. Dedicated teams are on site to guide and assist guests, and ensure their visits are enjoyable and memorable," he stated.
Visitors to Kshisha Park can pre-book the football field for AED250 per hour or AED 450 for two hours at specific time slots, the volleyball court will be charged at AED150 for an hour and 250 for two hours, he added.