Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

Al Dhaid City Fast Developing into a Busy and Bustling...

16/05/2017

THANKS TO HH RULER OF SHARJAH'S ATTENTION AND MASSIVE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BY GOVERNMENT, AL DHAID EYES MAJOR FACELIFT

From once being a sleepy town, Sharjah's Al Dhaid City has undergone dramatic transformation and is fast evolving into a busy and bustling capital city for Sharjah's Central Region, thanks to the special attention of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and the massive development projects undertaken by the Sharjah government in recent years.

Speaking about the remarkable development that Al Dhaid has witnessed in recent months and years, Ali Al Tunaiji, Director of Al Dhaid City Municipality, lauded His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi for giving equal attention and importance to Sharjah's remote areas and their development while maintaining their authentic identity.

Al Dhaid City Municipality has registered remarkable growth and achievements in Year 2016 and the first quarter of 2017, guided by the Sharjah leadership's farsighted vision to turn Al Dhaid into an integrated model city, generating new job opportunities for its people and supporting its women in terms of education and employment etc.

In his interview with Sharjah Government Media Bureau, Al Tunaiji stressed that a huge part of the major development witnessed by Sharjah occurred in the Central Region, particularly Al Dhaid City, which has lined up a number of development projects at all levels. He said: The attention at the highest levels has accelerated the pace of work and production. Al Dhaid City Municipality has recorded net revenues of more than AED17 million this year, which indicates considerable effort towards development.

Capital for the Central Region

Al Tunaiji explained: We at the Municipality have treated the idea of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah to turn Al Dhaid into a capital for the Central Region as our main objective. We started by focusing on the markets area first, which is strategically located between various emirates in the country and, therefore, must have an economic value and form a cultural hub among all other cities.

As a result, we now have the Fruits and Vegetable Market complex, the Fish Market, the slaughterhouse and the Friday Market (also called Souq Al Jum'a), which serves farmers' needs, as well as the livestock and poultry farm, the Old Souq and a private market, he added.

For example, Al Misyal Market has recently been developed and opened at a cost of AED3 million and the Thursday Market (Souq Al Khamis) will soon be inaugurated in an area that previously lacked such services. We also have the Heritage Village, which was established eight years back and is one of the first villages in the Emirate. The Village, which attracts citizens and residents alike with a variety of cultural and recreational activities, has become a studio for many of the programmes of Al Dhaids Al Wosta channel, he said.

Housing for UAE Nationals

In accordance with the Sharjah leadership's guidance, the Municipality has also been giving highest priority to providing housing for the UAE nationals.

As far as housing is concerned, Al Tunaiji said: His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi in 2001ordered that old traditional houses built before that year be razed and replaced with new modern neighbourhoods that meet certain criteria, such as preserving the environment and family cohesion. An amount of AED250,000 was given as a gift to every citizen whose old house was demolished, in addition to a new house. This resulted in the establishment of the new neighbourhoods of Jabal Omar, Tal Al Zafaran, Al Hisn, Tibah, Al Sharee'a, Al Suwaih, Al Bustan, Suhaila, Zubaydah, and Wishah.

The Director of Al Dhaid Municipality added: Al Raq neighbourhood has recently been established in Suhaila for the citizens of Dibba Al Hisn, comprising more than 1000 family homes, together with all the necessary facilities, including schools, parks, mosques and markets. Moreover, the Sharjah Government, by the order of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, the Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has distributed nearly 1,000 land plots in Al Dhaid's new commercial area and Suhaila, in addition to another 1,000 plots in the new industrial area, and the door is still open for citizens who do not possess houses of their own to register for lands in their neighbourhoods.

A City of Parks

Al Tunaiji noted that Al Dhaid City will soon see the completion of one of the world's largest parks set to form a distinct tourist destination with a wide variety of animals and facilities. Al Dhaid will also witness the completion of Al Wosta channel building, which will form an architectural masterpiece, adding aesthetic value to the City, added the Director of Al Dhaid City Municipality.

Speaking on the various facilities available in the City, Al Tunaiji said: Al Dhaid has five parks for women and children, complete with playgrounds and walking paths, in the neighbourhoods of Jabal Omar, Tibah, Al Hisn, Al Sharee'a and Suhaila. Three more parks are under construction in the neighbourhoods of Al Suwaih, Tal Al Zafaraan and Wishah.

Education

The Municipality chief also pointed out that Al Dhaid, which hosts a population of 25,000, also has a nursery for children between Al Suwaih and Al Bustan and three kindergartens in Tibah, Al Hisn and Al Sharee'a. It additionally has general education schools for both boys and girls and the University of Sharjah-Al Dhaid, which complements the educational system in the City.

In addition to the various government departments, we have here a number of important facilities that serve a broad segment of the community. These include Al Wosta Channel, the Child Centre, Al Dhaid Ladies Club, the Youth Centre,
LINK: http://www.sharjahmedia.ae/en/media-centre/news/16/5/2017/al-dhaid-cit...
See more stories from sharjah

Africa Stories

24/11/2017

Vicinity Media releases first-to-market location-focused video solution

-- Vicinity Media releases first-to-market location-focused video solution -- Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:26 -- Location-based mobile network Vicinity Media hav...

24/11/2017

Phoenix Films strikes China TV deal

-- Phoenix Films strikes China TV deal -- Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:47 -- Phoenix Films is proud to announce that they have sold three of their films: Treurgr...

24/11/2017

Big-budget romcom shoots in Durban

-- Big-budget romcom shoots in Durban -- Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:03 -- Fuze Films and Love s Reject (producers of Mrs Right Guy) are filming another romanti...

24/11/2017

Brenda Fassie, Lucky Dube, Vusi Khumalo and more featured on She is King soundtrack

-- Brenda Fassie, Lucky Dube, Vusi Khumalo and more featured on She is King so...

24/11/2017

Facebook launches Nigeria initiative

-- Facebook launches Nigeria initiative -- Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:32 -- Facebook has announced a new nationwide initiative in Nigeria to further cement its...

24/11/2017

Absa looks to boost card usage over cash with a campaign from FCB

24 November, 2017 - 08:11 Absa intends boosting card usage over cash with a new campaign from FCB Joburg that utilises television, radio, out-of-home, digit...

24/11/2017

She is King album features songs from big stars

24 November, 2017 - 08:12 The official soundtrack to the upcoming Gersh Kgamedi movie has been released and the track list is sure to be a hit with local mu...

23/11/2017

Digital Lab Africa looking for next-gen projects

-- Digital Lab Africa looking for next-gen projects -- Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:48 -- On 25 October, Digital Lab Africa (DLA), the reference platform for tom...

23/11/2017

2017 Financial Mail AdFocus Award winners announced

-- 2017 Financial Mail AdFocus Award winners announced -- Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:44 -- The winners of the 2017 Financial Mail AdFocus Awards were announced...

23/11/2017

3D Printing Reimagines Documentary Storytelling in WaterTight

23 November, 2017 - 08:03 Watertight is a 3D-scanned and 3D-printed specimen collection of New York City habitats and the individuals that reside alone with...

23/11/2017

Oscar spotlight: The Wound' is a decidedly different coming-of-age foreign language entry

23 November, 2017 - 08:21 In movies, coming of age often means a teenager is...

22/11/2017

The NFVF announces call for applications for a training service provider

-- The NFVF announces call for applications for a training service provider -- Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:29 -- The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) h...

22/11/2017

Women dominate Wavescape Festival line-up

-- Women dominate Wavescape Festival line-up -- Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:34 -- The Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival has announced a focus on women in an expan...

22/11/2017

Rotolight unveils Anova PRO 2

-- Rotolight unveils Anova PRO 2 -- Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:40 -- Rotolight, award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer, has announced the launch of An...

22/11/2017

Discover Digital launches Digitally Interactive EPG

-- Discover Digital launches Digitally Interactive EPG -- Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:35 -- Digital technologies & video on demand solutions provider, Discover ...

22/11/2017

Condriac launches streaming platform CondriacLive

-- Condriac launches streaming platform CondriacLive -- Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:23 -- Live streaming is without a doubt the hottest trend of 2017, and Condr...

22/11/2017

DISCOP Zanzibar Details Announced

22 November, 2017 - 08:03 Hot on the heels of a hugely successful DISCOP Johannesburg, market organisers have announced the details of next year's inaug...

22/11/2017

SA journo's book set for big screen

22 November, 2017 - 08:19 The Etisalat-prize shortlisted The Seed Thief, by Cape Town-based journalist and author Jacqui L'Ange, is to be made into a fi...

21/11/2017

Talis Wedding Diary trailer

You are in : Editorial News > in broadcast, film, commercials, new media & technology -- Talis Wedding Diary trailer -- Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:00 -- Sho...

21/11/2017

Potato Potahto heads to cinemas in Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana

-- Potato Potahto heads to cinemas in Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana -- Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:16 -- Following a series of successful screenings at multip...

21/11/2017

AfricaCom 2017 driving digital democracy in Africa

-- AfricaCom 2017 driving digital democracy in Africa -- Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:27 -- The 20th anniversary of Africa s largest tech-focused event may hav...

21/11/2017

DStv must pull plug on ANN7, Outa says

-- DStv must pull plug on ANN7, Outa says -- Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:40 -- The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said on Thursday that it has written t...

21/11/2017

The Luxor African Film Festival announces call for 2018 submissions

-- The Luxor African Film Festival announces call for 2018 submissions -- Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:52 -- Submissions are now open for the seventh edition of ...

21/11/2017

Black inks deal with Fox Networks Group to bring content to South Africa

-- Black inks deal with Fox Networks Group to bring content to South Africa -- Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:02 -- South Africa s premium entertainment platform, ...

21/11/2017

Premiere of Locally Produced Short Film The Bull in Cape Town

21 November, 2017 - 07:45 SA short film, The Bull premieres this Thursday, 23 November, to cast, crew, supporters and industry VIPs at The Labia in Cape Tow...

21/11/2017

SAE Institute launches film production scholarship

21 November, 2017 - 08:22 Internationally accredited SAE Institute in Cape Town has announced its latest scholarship opportunity for South Africans interest...

21/11/2017

Icasa has published second draft of End-User and Subscriber Service Charter

-- Icasa has published second draft of End-User and Subscriber Service Charter -- Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:36 -- On 7 August 2017 the Independent Communicat...

21/11/2017

Globecast selects Mediaproxy broadcast compliance and monitoring software

-- Globecast selects Mediaproxy broadcast compliance and monitoring software -- Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:00 -- Mediaproxy, the leading provider of software-b...

20/11/2017

Globecast Selects Mediaproxy Broadcast Compliance and Monitoring Software

Globecast Selects Mediaproxy Broadcast Compliance and Monitoring Software Published on 20 Nov 2017 Share London, United Kingdom, November 20th , 2...

20/11/2017

Naspers Video Entertainment announces leadership appointments

-- Naspers Video Entertainment announces leadership appointments -- Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:58 -- Naspers s Video Entertainment business recently announced ...

20/11/2017

AAA School of Advertising moves its Johannesburg campus to Bryanston

-- AAA School of Advertising moves its Johannesburg campus to Bryanston -- Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:05 -- The AAA School of Advertising recently announced th...

20/11/2017

Cell C launches new streaming service

20 November, 2017 - 06:15 Cellular operator Cell C has become the latest entrant in the crowded subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) arena, launching a new s...

17/11/2017

VIMN Africa wins 15 awards for 360-degree campaigns

-- VIMN Africa wins 15 awards for 360-degree campaigns -- Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:06 -- Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN Africa) has won a remarka...

17/11/2017

The 2017 EIFF event is coming to Germiston Theatre

-- The 2017 EIFF event is coming to Germiston Theatre -- Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:53 -- The City of Ekurhuleni in partnership with Sobumko Group, Rhythm Cyc...

17/11/2017

Pearl Thusi sizzles on the 'Scorpion King' set

17 November, 2017 - 06:26 The former Quantico star is currently filming the fifth installment of the action adventure movie franchise. Thusi is starring as ...

17/11/2017

Trailer alert: first look at 'SuzelleDIY' star as a bridezilla in 'Tali's Wedding Diary'

17 November, 2017 - 07:25 Showmax has just released the first trailer for th...

16/11/2017

The NFVF announces a call for applications for a training service provider

-- The NFVF announces a call for applications for a training service provider -- Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:29 -- The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF)...

16/11/2017

Women dominate Wavescape Festival lineup

-- Women dominate Wavescape Festival lineup -- Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:34 -- The Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival has announced a focus on women in an expand...

16/11/2017

Liewe Kersfeesvader hits cinemas on 17 November

-- Liewe Kersfeesvader hits cinemas on 17 November -- Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:46 -- The festive season kicks off early this year when the new Afrikaans come...

16/11/2017

SAE Cape Town announces new scholarship

-- SAE Cape Town announces new scholarship -- Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:44 -- The SAE Institute in Cape Town is South Africa s internationally accredited tert...

16/11/2017

The NFVF calls for applications for a training service provider

16 November, 2017 - 08:03 The purpose of this funding is to provide accredited film training to assist new entrants in launching successful careers by deliv...

16/11/2017

Christmas comes early this year

16 November, 2017 - 08:11 The festive season kicks off early this year when the new Afrikaans comedy-drama, Liewe Kersfeesvader, hits cinema screens this No...

15/11/2017

NFVF calls for applications for a training service provider

The National Film and Video Foundation calls for applications for a training service provider The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to anno...

15/11/2017

Cannes Lions announces revamped 2018 Festival

-- Cannes Lions announces revamped 2018 Festival -- Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:08 -- Cannes Lions recently launched the 2018 Festival of Creativity, with impor...

15/11/2017

The KZN Film Industry Transformation Initiative announces call for entries

-- The KZN Film Industry Transformation Initiative announces call for entries -- Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:25 -- The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) provincial government...

15/11/2017

Zulu Wedding trailer

You are in : Editorial News > in broadcast, film, commercials, new media & technology -- Zulu Wedding trailer -- Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:37 -- Zulu Weddi...

15/11/2017

M-Nets Magic in Motion is calling for 2018 entries

-- M-Nets Magic in Motion is calling for 2018 entries -- Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:35 -- M-Net s Corporate Social Investment initiative Magic in Motion is se...

15/11/2017

Ster-Kinekor brings D-BOX to SA movies

15 November, 2017 - 08:11 Ster-Kinekor has announced it will install D-BOX, an immersive motion cinema seating technology, at four theatres in Johannesburg ...

14/11/2017

For Parents Of Down Syndrome Babies, Sorry' Is A Dirty Word

14 November, 2017 - 08:01 FCB Canada has launched a follow-up to its award-winning Down Syndrome Answers campaign for the Canadian Down Syndrome Society t...

14/11/2017

Zulu Wedding to open nationwide in February

14 November, 2017 - 08:11 Zulu Wedding is the much-anticipated romantic comedy from producer and director, Lineo Sekeleoane. This is a first in South Africa...