The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced the development of Sharjah’s newest pro skatepark attraction, which will be part of its upcoming beach destination, Al Hira Beach.
Scheduled for completion in Q1 2022, along with the opening of Al Hira Beach, the new attraction comes as part of a partnership between Shurooq and Dakota Schuetz, otherwise known as “Kota,” four-time world scooter rider champion, who — for the first time in the UAE — will be bringing his professional and inspiring design concept of the perfect pro skatepark that is accessible for all types of skaters, extreme-sports enthusiasts and children of all ages.
Officially named KOTA Skatepark, the attraction will feature different ramps for all levels and different roller sports, which include skateboarding, roller skating, scootering and bicycle motocross (BMX). The skatepark will also feature a special pump track around the outside of the skatepark as a dedicated section for kids under complete safety regulations and measures.
Spearheaded by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), Al Hira Beach translates Sharjah’s position as one of the most family-friendly tourism destinations, as well as one of the most environmentally friendly.
The AED 87 million (USD 23.6 million) beach destination project will include a children’s playgrounds, restaurants and cafes. It aims to encourage social interaction and offer parents and children safe and world-class amenities to enhance their wellbeing. Al Hira Beach will also boost the hospitality and retail sectors and support the diversification of Sharjah’s economy.