The government of Sharjah revealed to the public their plan to construct an amphitheater worth of $32.7 million as a part of their Al Majaz Island project. This development project is under the order of HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah and UAE Supreme Council Member, the Sharjah Media Centre (SMC) opened the Al Majaz Island Project.
An open-air Roman Style amphitheater will be building an area of will cover an area of 7, 238 square meters, dubbed as the main site to host the Sharjah Capital of Islamic Culture 2014 Celebrations. It will be able to house up to 4,500 visitors and also have locations for the galleries, Conference rooms, dining spots, shops and extensive landscaping areas that will surround the new amphitheater from all sides along with an amazing sweeping view of the waterfront.
The amphitheater worth Dh120 million will include numerous terraced seating areas that can accommodate up to 4, 500 visitors, and a huge stage equipped with a state-of-the-art audio system. Reports said that Majaz Island is now poised as an important tourist landmark and a beautiful point of attraction. This is all because of contemporary facilities which will be built based on global architectural standards, in addition to the strategic position it occupies on the banks of Khalid Lagoon which could be an important leisure spot in the emirate. The construction on the Al Majaz Island already started and the project is set to complete by next year.