Sharjah: Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has unveiled an array of outstanding recreational attractions and leisure amenities introduced in the second phase of developments at Al Montazah Amusement and Water Park costing more than Dh100 million.

Details of the new features and extensions were revealed at a press conference on Tuesday at 1971 Design Space, The Flag Island, where Shurooq announced that in conjunction with adding new amenities, the capacity of the popular destination has been increased to accommodate 7,000 guests at the water park and 10,000 visitors at the amusement park.

Ahmad Obaid Al Qaseer, COO of Shurooq, said: “We will reopen Al Montazah in a brand new attire featuring attractions that will take visitor experiences to a whole new level. We have worked in a committed manner to bring new entertaining features to the water and theme parks since we opened the facility in 2014, and will continue to offer services that confirm to highest standards of quality.”

Shurooq announced that the water park at Al Montazah will reopen in February 2018 and the amusement park in the second quarter of 2018.

A presentation by Khalid Ebrahim Al Qaseer, manager of Al Montazah, revealed the details of the destination’s new water park attraction Pearls Kingdom, with its theme inspired by the myth of ‘Princess Pearls’ who builds a kingdom through her knowledge of the precious sea stones. Khalid Al Qaseer noted that the aquatic park features 35 attractions, a wave pool which accommodates more than 200 visitors, a slide tower with new slides and a kids’ area that can hold up to 110 children aged four to 14 years.

Island of Legends

Speaking about the new amusement park at Al Montazah, Al Qaseer explained that its title ‘Island of Legends’ is inspired by a story based on a time travel journey through nine countries. He pointed out that 26 attractions have been added to the park, with the rides made in Europe and North America by the world’s most eminent attractions manufacturers.

He also highlighted that its adventure course has been expanded to accommodate a new kids’ element, with a bouncing net that accommodates up to 100 little ones at a time. He noted that the new attractions include a train that has two coaches carrying 40 guests, taking them on a journey that crosses all nine countries of the Island of Legends.