Sharjah Ruler inaugurates Hanging Gardens in Kalba

The tourism spot is home to more than 100,000 trees

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Sharjah's long-awaited Hanging Gardens of Kalba have opened to the public following an official ceremony on Friday.

Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated the new tourism spot on the Kalba-Sharjah road.

The gardens have a total area of almost 15 hectares and more than 100,000 trees.

Sheikh Dr Sultan toured the gardens on Friday and witnessed a singing performance presented by local children.

He also visited the main restaurant in the middle of the park, which can accommodate 215 people.

Sharjah Ruler inaugurates long-awaited Hanging Gardens in Kalba

Sharjah Ruler inaugurates long-awaited Hanging Gardens in Kalba

The gardens also have recreational areas designated for children, divided into three sections according to age.

Paths designated for mountain climbing are separated into three different levels, with sights including agricultural land, waterfalls, dense trees and flowers.

There is a track designated for an excursion train, which can accommodate 55 people and is 820m long.

It passes through four stations, one of which is by the upper cafeteria, while three are within the park.

The park also includes a 760m running track and 262 car parking spaces.

The project is part of a plan announced in 2022, to boost tourism and culture and enhance the economy of Kalba.

Authorities aim to turn the area into one of the leading tourist and entertainment attractions.

This year the emirate's ruler approved a Dh40.83 billion ($11.12 billion) budget for 2024, the largest in its history.

The new budget will support government departments to implement various infrastructure and science projects, boost business and tourism, and achieve food security.

Updated: March 28, 2024, 12:04 PM