The Department of Culture and Information in Sharjah has begun the restoration and conservation process in The Heart of Sharjah, which is being managed by The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority ‘Shurooq’. The five-phase, 15-year historical preservation and restoration project aims to revitalize the heritage area in the heart of Sharjah. The project is right on schedule to meeting its 2015 deadline for completion of the first phase.
As a comprehensive restoration programme, The Heart of Sharjah project has work on going at several sites. Currently chipping is already underway at Al Hisn Fort and at the Al Midfa Houses the foundations have been checked, evaluated and tests to evaluate feasibility of adding an upper floor have also been conducted.
Scheduled for completion in 2025, the project will feature diverse commercial, cultural and residential projects, including a boutique hotel, restaurants, retail shops, art galleries, traditional and contemporary markets, archaeological sites, museums, play areas and commercial offices.