Qanat Al Qasba ramps up ATM presence

Qanat Al Qasba, Sharjah’s prestigious, cultural, leisure and entertainment destination, will participate in this year’s edition of Arabian Travel Market, to be held in Dubai from 2 to 5 May 2006. At its stand No. 6010, Hall 6 of the Emirate of Sharjah grand stand at the Dubai World Trade Center, Qanat Al Qasba will show its new spectacular cultural, tourism and entertainment portfolio aiming at enhancing its position destination of choice to visitors and residents alike.

‘We are very delighted to announce our second participation at the ATM,’ commented Marwan Al Sarkal, Member of the Qanat Al Qasba Development Authority.

‘It’s an important venue that enable us talk directly to our target audiences including tour operators, residents and tourists from various nationalities and age groups. By taking part in such events, we aim to promote Qanat Al Qasba as a tourist and entertainment destination at both national and regional levels.’

Since its reopening a year ago, Qanat Al Qasba has evolved as a perfect community location to the residents of the UAE and visitors from abroad. It has proved to be a meeting place for all families who wish to experience high-class and modern entertainment, cultural and leisure attractions, which are original and based on traditional Arabian values.

One of the main attractions in Qanat Al Qasba is the Eye of the Emirates, which stands proudly at the canal side and reflects imaginative design and engineering innovations. Its 60 meters height and 42 futuristic-looking, fully air-conditioned cabins of the wheel can cater to more than 336 people at one time.


Another notable attraction at Qanat Al Qasba is the 300-seat theatre which hosted various international entertainment events such as music concerts, annual film programs, galleries, handicrafts, bazaars, to name a few.

Qanat Al Qasba includes a large number of retail, food and beverage outlets. Visitors often find their choices of international cuisine at exquisite outdoor cafes and restaurants stretched at both sides of the canal. In addition to the traditional ‘Abras’, which ferry people in an exciting trip on the canal.

‘Qanat Al Qasba represents a fusion of dining, leisure, walking and cultural experiences,’ concluded Mr. Al Sarkal. ‘It has grown to be a focal point of culture-based entertainment in Sharjah, inviting the world to experience the Arab heritage in an environment that is enriching and inclusive. Qanat Al Qasba couples culture with entertainment, and continuously develops culturally enriching leisure initiatives to the residents and visitors of the UAE.’