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Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Sharjah Announces Kalba Eco Tourism Project
An eco-tourism project for Kalba on the East Coast was announced by Sharjah’s Investment and
Development Authority (Shurooq), together with the emirate’s Environment and
Protected Areas Authority, at the Arabian
His Excellency Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal, the CEO, said
the project would feature the largest eco-tourism facilities in the UAE,
focusing on a strategic location that includes mountains, salt plains and
coastal shores and the largest mangrove forest on the East Coast.
Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal,
The Kalba Eco-Tourism Project will be implemented in three
phases with two nature reserves in Kalba, a visitor centre and restoration of
archaeological sites to be followed by development of Kalba Creek. There will
also be a commercial complex with restaurant and retail components – plus
rehabilitation of islands in the creek to boost marine and bird life.
The final phase, to be completed within six years, will
focus on hotel and chalet accommodation, with more than 300 rooms conforming to
eco-friendly design standards, while other elements of the project include a
dedicated art building, and dive and marine centre.
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