Sharjah: Al Qasba, the premier tourist, leisure and cultural destination in the emirate of Sharjah and the region, attracted 1,376,676 visitors in the first half of 2012, according to the findings of Al Qasba Development Authority.
Around 379,193 people visited restaurants and cafes in Al Qasba, while Etisalat Eye of the Emirates received 54,245 visitors. The Play Area and Kids Fun Zone came third and fourth in number of visitors, followed by Al Qasba Musical Fountain,Masrah Al Qasba- Theatre, Multaqa Al Qasba (Meetings ‘&’ Conference Halls), Maraya Art Centre and the walkways, respectively.
Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, Chief Operating Officer at Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), attributed the growing number of visitors to Al Qasba’s ability to meet the varied recreational, cultural and artistic needs of visitors and to offer diverse programs and an ideal environment for all members of family to communicate and socialize. He added that the increasing prominence of Al Qasba as a landmark tourist destination in the UAE and region has also helped grow the number of visitors.
He added that Al Qasba continues its steady growth toward achieving its target of attracting a higher number of visitors in 2013.
Al Qasba is managed by Al Qasba Development Authority, a subdivision of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq).