also referred to as Stars Islands, is the largest commercial,
residential and tourism development project in the city of
Sharjah. It will cover 60 million square feet (5.6 million
square meters) of coastal land on the northeastern coast of
Sharjah, along the shores of the Arabian Gulf, 9.32 miles
(15 kilometers) from the center of Sharjah. It will be accessible
from the Ettihad Road, which crosses the southern side of
the project, and the Emirates Road, which connects to the
project through an 8 kilometer strip.
The AED 18 billion (US$ 4.9 billion) project
will be built in three stages, over a period of 5 years, near
the village of Hamriya. Nujoom Islands will increase Hamriya's
coastal area by 18.64 miles (30 kilometers) with its extensive
waterway system. 60% of its area will be landscaped with beaches,
gardens, parks, and roads, while the remaining 40% will contain
structures. It will consists of 13 sectors of land, the first
three will represent the outer mainland of the project, and
the remaining ten will be 10 islands separated by well-designed
water channels. The three mainland sectors will connect to
Sharjah and overlook the water channels.
The 10 islands will be connected by bridges
and will contain 40 high-rise towers for residential and commercial
purposes, 145 apartment buildings, four hotels, two resorts,
and 1,400 water-front and park-side villas, five marine clubs,
a large commercial center including a hypermarket, nine smaller
commercial centers, two entertainment centers and six centers
for light industries. Nujoom Islands will also include several
mosques, schools, banks, stores, coffee shops and restaurants
and will accommodate over 40,000 residents.
Najoom Islands is being built by Saudi-based
real estate company Al Hanoo Holding Company, which is also
the company behind Sharjah's Emirates Industrial City.
Expected Completion Date - In 2010 Real Estate Developer - Nujoom Islands Company Location - Hamriyah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates