Spread Across 132,000 Sq M, Al Hefaiyah Lake Is Now Open For The Public In Sharjah

Called Al Hefaiyah Lake, this water body is a part of Sharjah's upcoming urban development projects.

by Anupriya Mishra
Spread Across 132,000 Sq M, Al Hefaiyah Lake Is Now Open For The Public In Sharjah

The residents and tourists in Sharjah now have a new spot that they can check out with their loved ones. Yes, we are talking about a pristine lake that has opened to the public and is situated amid the mountains. Called Al Hefaiyah Lake, this is a part of the emirate’s upcoming urban development projects. Here is everything you need to know about the water body.

Al Hefaiyah Lake Opens To Public

Serving as a strategic water reservoir for people, Al Hefaiyah Lake, recently opened on the Sharjah-Kalba Road after the Al Hiyar Tunnel. A part of the urban development project in Sharjah, this lake is surrounded by a dual road that is 3.17 km in length. As a result, it allows tourists to take a stroll and enjoy the beautiful view of the picturesque waterbody. Moreover, there is also a play area for children that covers 620 m², which makes it all the more fantastic.

This Will Be A Reservoir, Storing Surplus Water

In a post by the Sharjah Media on X, it was also mentioned that this lake was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi. He is the Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. As it happens, the development plans of the lake have been supported by the most recent technology, which includes innovative construction materials that are suited for hilly climates. Additionally, there are pipes that link the mountain to the lake for surplus water storage, valley run-off management, and rainwater collection. In fact, the lake also has a 3.2-km-long water conduit. This brings the water from the lowlands and surrounding mountains into the water body!

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Al Hefaiyah Mosque Also Opened To People

Al Hefiyah Lake
Pic credits: X/sharjahmedia

As such, during the inauguration event, the Sharjah ruler took a tour of the mountain trails spanning 11.7 km. This order includes a variety of paths of varying lengths and difficulty levels. In fact, there is also the Al Hefaiyah Mosque, which can accommodate 495 worshippers. Lifting the curtain over its plaque, this signalled for the formal opening, which led the audience to the prayer. The mosque covers an area of 852 m² and it has been designed in the Fatimid Style. Not to mention, it has been decorated with geometric and floral themes, has a 36 m tall minaret and a woman’s prayer hall for 110 worshippers.

So, the next time you are in the area, you might want to visit this newly opened place.

Cover Image Courtesy: X/sharjahmedia

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