The UAE's Al Majaz Amphitheatre to open in Sharjah this month
A new beacon of creativity for the emirate
The Dhs120 million Roman-style amphitheatre covers an area of 7,238 square metres, and will accommodate up to 4,500 people.
The open-air venue will be the official host for the Sharjah Capital of Islamic Culture (SICC) 2014 celebrations, with an impressive artistic theatric display called the 'The Clusters of Light'.
The amphitheatre, which took only three months to build, is the first of 24 heritage projects to be rolled out into Sharjah this year — reviving the creative and cultural community — as it welcomes a vast array of international cultural and art events in the years to come.
Director of Sharjah Media Center (SMC), Osama Samra said, "The project, which is being developed at an estimated cost of Dh140 million comprises two phases; phase one is the open-air amphitheatre and phase two will include building different facilities, including restaurants, cafes, landscapes and conference halls."
The Al Majaz Island project will also include a Dhs13 million bridge between the island and Khalid Lagoon.