PROJECT NAME: KALBA WATERFRONT
PROJECT OWNER: EAGLE HILLS SHARJAH
PROJECT VALUE USD: AED160 MILLION
COMPLETION DATE: SECOND HALF OF 2020
An extraordinary retail development, echoing the traditional feel of Gulf towns, Kalba Waterfront is inspired by the rich local heritage and rooted in the cultural context of 21st century Sharjah. It is destined to be a genuinely different lifestyle destination which, situated in one of the most serene areas of the UAE, will bring the joys of open-air leisure into the mall.
Kalba Waterfront Mall, a pioneering concept that overlooks a lagoon lined by mangroves, is being developed by Eagle Hills. CEO Low Ping explains: “Eagle Hills is fully committed to developing a unique leisure and shopping destination in Kalba, Sharjah, through an innovative retail concept offering advanced shopping facilities complemented with a variety of outdoor experiences. Our latest agreement with MJM is an important milestone to realising this one-of-a-kind development, in line with our commitment to support Sharjah’s growing tourism and leisure sector.”
Kalba Waterfront will have a total built-up area of 20,000m2, which contains 11,200m2 of leasable area. Distinguished by its thoughtfully designed outdoor spaces, it will feature a mix of retail, food & beverage outlets, a waterfront promenade and terraces, a supermarket, a large food court, as well as a family entertainment centre.
Magnificent Interior, Dazzling Exterior
One of the things that make Kalba Waterfront stand out is its idyllic location, perched on the edge of the stunning lagoon in the Kalba Eco-Tourism Project. However, the interior of the mall is more than a match for the gorgeous exterior, designed to capture the delightful experience of exploring the fabled streets of authentic Arabia.
There is no doubt that Kalba Waterfront will set a new benchmark in contemporary architectural design, creating a niche new market for this remarkable part of the country. Moreover, drawing on the most advanced technologies and up-to-date retail concepts, this sparkling new development will invigorate and diversify the local economy and create jobs.
Evoking a Time-Honoured Tradition
Kalba Waterfront has been developed in a manner that echoes the traditional models of such world-renowned souqs like Cairo and Sharjah, with an indoor covered spine and a series of nodes in various arrangements and heights. These will all be lined with retail and food & beverage outlets in order to create areas for pleasant ‘outdoor’ strolling and dining, bringing to mind traditional streets.
Set to open in the second half of 2020, Kalba Waterfront will offer:
- New concepts in family entertainment
- Direct access to the boulevard and promenade with more options to dine, shop and walk
- 300 parking spaces
- A novel dining experience at restaurants and cafes with an outdoor beachfront seating terrace
With elegant open spaces and a stylish design, Kalba Waterfront is expected to be a huge attraction and crowd-puller thanks to its broad range of entertainment, waterfront restaurants, and fashion, all under one roof. The unusual shopping mall design, which combines local heritage with contemporary living, includes internal public streets to allow the connection between the surrounding area and waterfront.
An Unparalleled Environment
A convenient and compelling shopping experience, Kalba Waterfront mall has been designed as a family destination that suits the needs of both the surrounding local communities and visitors. In other words, while the mall will provide an exciting environment for all its visitors to enjoy, it also aims to offer a practical, service-oriented hub where families can find ample choice in their own backyard.
It’s not just shopping though; it’s the most exquisite food, drink and entertainment. The mall’s unrivalled location at the edge of the stunning lagoon in the Kalba Eco-Tourism Project will offer diners an incredible view, while they enjoy the fabulous array of local and international cuisines on offer.
And there will also be entertainment to match for youngsters of all ages, with a unique Play Zone dedicated to the proven and increasingly popular concept of ‘sportainment’. Taking in 1,600m2, this state-of-the-art entertainment centre will include trampolines, skating, free falls, rope courses, climbing, zip wires, clip ‘n climb, simulators, video games and much more.
There are many magnificent shopping malls throughout the length and breadth of the UAE. However, Eagle Hills, with its Kalba Waterfront development, is going that extra mile to not only attract customers but to amaze and delight them too!