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Look: Sharjah’s Kalba floating theatre

The architectural marvel has a new name - Al Mahara Theatre

Kalba floating theatre

Kalba floating theatre project was announced last year in July by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau. The media authority has now renamed ‘Kalba Floating Theatre’ to ‘Al Mahara Theatre‘.

Located on the corniche of the city of Kalba, the theatre is shaped like a sea shell surrounded by water basins, an idea that originated with the Ruler of Sharjah and the Supreme Council Member, His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi. He also visited the site last year to which he approved the opening of the project.

Kalba floating theatre
External view of Al Mahara Theatre

The theatre, with its distinctive and wonderful destination being linked to the corniche, will provide a complete view of the Kalba Corniche and the Arabian Sea.

The theatre will seat 1,000 people and provide unique views of the city’s landmarks.

Look: Sharjah's Kalba floating theatre
Inside: Al Mahara Theatre

The floating theatre is set to host world-class performances and plays on the azure waters of Kalba Corniche. 

“The Al Mahara Theater will be one of the city’s foremost tourist attractions, and can accommodate up to a thousand spectators with an unparalleled view of the city’s landmarks,” according to the reports.

Look: Sharjah's Kalba floating theatre
Rendering of floating theatre project located on the Corniche of the city of Kalba.

Well, we don’t have an opening date of the project yet, but watch the space and we’ll update you as and when we hear more on it!

Video of Kalba floating theatre

Other attractions

The floating theatre is a part of series of projects announced last year. Other projects include the restoration of one of Sharjah’s most historic houses, construction of a clock tower roundabout and the opening of a revamped corniche, where the new theatre will sit.

It is hoped that the plans will improve the lives of residents while positioning the town as a tourist attraction in the UAE.

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Jabal Al Deem Rest House

In addition, Sharjah’s Ruler also announced the establishment of a new rest house in Kalba called Jabal Al Deem Rest House. Located  850 meters above sea level, the construction of the Jabal Al Deem Rest House has already begun. As for the name of the rest house, the Arabic word “al Deem” stands for rain, which falls without thunder or lightning.

This will be the second rest house in Sharjah after the Al Suboob Rest Area in Khor Fakkan, 600 meters above sea level, that was inaugurated in 2021.

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The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced that construction work on the Kalba Waterfront in Sharjah’s Eastern Region, the largest retail and first inclusive waterfront destination in Kalba, is 100 per cent complete, while the units are in the last stages of finalising their interiors.