UAE Focus

Recreational park planned for workers

September 2018

The Sharjah Labour Standards Development Authority (SLSDA) has announced plans to establish a commercial centre and a Labour Recreational Park fully dedicated to the blue-collar workers in the emirate, a media report said.

The park and the commercial centre to be built in Sharjah’s Al Sajaa Industrial Area will be the first of their kind in the UAE and both the facilities will provide all the entertainment activities these workers need, especially on weekends and public holidays, reported Emirates new agency Wam.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, director general of the SLDSA, said that the commercial centre and the Labour Recreational Park are among the most important projects being developed in Sharjah.

He added that the commercial centre will comprise 88 shops, along with a large hypermarket covering more than 10,000 sq ft. It will also include a hospital with a total area of 7,700 sq ft, as well as a number of offices and private parking areas. The commercial centre will also include three cinema halls, which can accommodate about 1,172 persons.  The commercial centre will cover a total area of 177,000 sq ft.

The public park, which spreads over a total area of more than 200,000 sq ft, will be equipped with a range of public services for workers such as green areas, barbecue spaces, an open theatre, cricket grounds and basketball and volleyball courts.

The SLDSA has started working on this project in cooperation with a number of government agencies and private institutions to ensure that its design is up to the highest engineering standards.  

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