The Eye of the Emirates Wheel is moving from its home of 13 years in Al Qasba, Sharjah to a new location at Al Montazah Parks.
Al Montazah Parks is an amusement and water park destination north of Dubai. The new location will give the Eye of the Emirates views of the city’s major attractions, such as the Central Souq, Al Jubail Souq, Al Majaz Waterfront, Khalid Lagoon, The Flag Island, Al Noor Island and Al Noor Mosque, among others.
Marwan Bin Jasem Al Sarkal, CEO of Shurooq, the Sharjah investment and development authority, said: “The relocation of the Eye of the Emirates, Sharjah’s icon, to Al Montazah Parks aligns with Shurooq’s strategy that aims to develop its tourist and recreational destinations, and provide residents and visitors with the opportunity to enjoy Shurooq’s attractions. The new location of the Eye of the Emirates will enhance its importance, given the broader views it will feature.
“The Eye of the Emirates will be one of the array of state-of-the-art facilities and world-class services at Al Montazah Park that meet the aspiration of all visitors, especially that at the new location it will overlook many premiere tourist destinations in the Emirate of Sharjah.
“It will have a positive impact on the flow of tourists and visitors and provide them with the opportunity to enjoy a horizontal bird’s eye view of the city,”
Al Jazeera Park has been recently renovated to become Al Montazah Parks, Sharjah’s newest family entertainment destination. The 126,000sqm facility includes a water park and a theme park as well as other attractions.
Al Montazah Water Park was set to reopen in January this year. Meanwhile, Al Montazah Amusement Park is slated to open its doors to the public in the second half of 2018.
Opened in 2005, the Eye of the Emirates Wheel stands at 60m tall and has 42 air-conditioned cabins. The move started on 10 March but a timescale for its completion has not been disclosed.