Beckoning visitors to Fujairah corniche

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Beckoning visitors to Fujairah corniche

Come summer and the Fujairah Corniche throngs with life. “Emiratis from every nook and corner of the country visit the area to enjoy a barbeque and to swim and dive in the sea,” said Nabil Saeed, a Fujairah resident. Keeping this in view, the Fujairah Municipality is all set to improve the area near the corniche.

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Published: Tue 24 Apr 2012, 9:58 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 12:59 PM

“The plan stems from the keenness of the government of Fujairah to develop tourism in an effective way, keeping in line with the progress taking place in the emirate,” said Mohammed Saif Al Afkham, Director General of Fujairah Muncipality,

“His Highness Shaikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Fujairah and Shaikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah are very much concerned about developing the area and providing all facilities for the convenience of Emiratis, expatriates and tourists,” he added.

Al Afkham said he has ruled out the plan to allocate plots in the area to investors. The Government of Fujairah has no plans to allocate plots to investors for building hotels or tourist resorts since the area is considered most expensive in the emirate. Much, however, needs to be done to improve the basic facilities.

“The area lacks in facilities such as quality latrines and other facilities for children,” said Saeed, Masoud Abdullah, another resident of Fujairah called on the civic service authority and the department of public works to repair the shades or to replace them and to build latrines which are supervised by the Municipality.

The area now has only wooden makeshift latrines and they are not clean, said Abdullah. He also suggested that the area be made more green.

“I often take my family from Dubai to that area, as it is comfortable, simple, beautiful and safe, but unfortunately lacks in certain basic facilities,” Atif Hussein said.

Wael Sami who comes to Fujairah all the way from Al Dhaid shared Hussein’s sentiments.

He added that a play area for children is missing in the area. Al Afkham has assured the community that the issues will be looked into and all facilities will be provided. He added that work on developing the area will be done in cooperation with the Department of Public Works and Agriculture in the emirate.

He said the municipality has been reviewing several offers submitted by companies for infrastructural projects with the aim of raising the ground in the shaded area.

The area gets submerged from time to time and therefore improvement of it before raising the ground would be a waste of time and money. He added that the area will be made green and sheds will be constructed. Specified areas for barbeque will also be set up and a huge water fountain will take shape to add beauty to the place.

Work is underway on building public toilets for men and women in the area as well as a coffee shop, he added.

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