His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, yesterday (Monday) inaugurated the monument of Sharjah Capital of Arab Culture 1998 in its new location adjacent to the University City.

The monument is located 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 the best types of granite, designed to highlight Sharjah’s artisanship in engineering and to reflect its cultural heritage and innovative designs.

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