Sharjah: Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has confirmed that Sharjah’s Eye of the Emirates ferris wheel has been relocated from Al Qasba to Al Montazah Parks.
The ride will reopen to the public when Al Montazah Parks, a flagship amusement and water park, is completed late this year. One part of the park, Pearls Kingdom, opened to visitors on Eid Al Fitr in June.
The move from Al Qasba, home to the wheel for 13 years, will provide a vista of the city’s major attractions and famous markets, such as the Central Souq, Al Jubail Souq, Al Majaz Waterfront, Khalid Lagoon, Flag Island, Al Noor Island and Al Noor Mosque.
The Eye of the Emirates is also a central point of cultural and art-related celebrations, entertainment and family events, and national remembrances.
It acts as a landmark for special occasions, such as Sharjah being named Islamic Culture Capital in 2014, when the award insignia was placed at the centre of the Ferris wheel, as was the famous symbol of Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan to celebrate the Year of Zayed.