Sharjah Ruler inaugurates monument of Sharjah as Arab Culture Capital

SHARJAH, — H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated on Monday the monument of Sharjah as the Arab Culture Capital 1998.

Its new location is near the University City of Sharjah, in the vicinity of the Islamic World Park, overlooking Al Dhaid Road, to the east of Sharjah Islamic Culture Capital Monument 2014.

The new monument consists of four levels covered with high-quality types of granite and designed to highlight Sharjah’s architecture, cultural heritage and innovative designs.

Sheikh Sultan Al Qasimi was briefed by the project officials on the most outstanding features of the monument, including the audio-visual equipment, an advanced night-lightning system, as well as loudspeakers fixed on the sides of the monument. With four entrances, the new project also includes commemorative paintings designed to fit the monument’s unique geometric wall patterns.

The new monument is strategically located at one of the most important streets in the centre of Sharjah. Many educational, entertainment, and service facilities will be included to attract more visitors.

The Sharjah Ruler also inspected the progress of work at the Islamic World Park, which is located around the Sharjah Islamic Culture Capital Monument 2014. During his tour, he was also briefed on the park design. Sheikh Sultan Al Qasimi inspected the construction progress of 16 descriptive monuments for Muslim scientists, known for their creativity in fields of science, literature and general knowledge.

Sheikh Sultan Al Qasimi was accompanied by Eng. Ali bin Shaheen Al Suwaidi, Chairman of Sharjah Public Works Department; Eng. Salah bin Butti Al Muhairi, Adviser at Sharjah Planning and Survey Department; Mohammed Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, Director of the Sharjah Department of Protocol and Hospitality; Mohammed Hassan Khalaf, Director-General of Sharjah Media Corporation, as well as engineers, supervisors and dignitaries.

Source: Emirates News Agency