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Bodour Al Qasimi Inspects Progress of Maryam Island, Reinforcing Shurooq’s Commitment to Enhancing Quality of Life



  • Project encompasses over 3.3 million square feet of architectural brilliance
  • Full-service community to feature 18 contemporary residential buildings with over 3,500 units
  • Development offers residents & visitors immediate access to world-class leisure and lifestyle offerings with retail, entertainment, restaurants and cafes that flank a 900-metre waterfront promenade
  • With fitness clubs, swimming pools, and indoor garden, Maryam Island is poised to become the UAE”s next tourist hotspot

Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and development Authority (Shurooq), has recently concluded an inspection visit to Maryam Island, a luxurious 3.3 million square feet mixed use development currently in the works, whose scale and grandeur are unprecedented for the emirate.

A waterfront destination, offering unrivalled vistas of Al Mamzar Beach and Al Khan Lagoon, this vibrant location is being developed as a full-service community and will feature 18 exquisite residential buildings comprising over 3,500 units upon completion.

The Shurooq Chairperson, accompanied by HE Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Eagle Hills, HE Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, CEO of Shurooq, Hisham Ibrahim, Director of Eagle Hills, and management representatives of both entities, followed up on the progress of the different phases of the project, while gaining key insights into the extraordinary joint venture between Shurooq and Eagle Hills.

The expansive project constitutes a unique living experience within a luxurious, full-service community with a variety of activities and facilities including a nature-inspired waterfront promenade, a rejuvenating fitness centres and serene swimming pools, safe and fully equipped children’s play areas, indoor gardens, as well as leisure facilities within each residential building. With these world-class offerings, Maryam Island is elevating the emirate’s investment and real estate offerings to newer heights.

During the meeting with Eagle Hills’ board of directors, a presentation was made on Maryam Island’s master plan, the developmental phases planned and the anticipated handover dates of each phase. Following the presentation, Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi toured Maryam Gate Residences, which is part of the second phase of the project set for completion in Q4 this year. The residential buildings include Noor, Nada, Naseem, Shams, Sama and Sahab residences with a total of 389 units.

Rimal Residences, phase 3 of the project, will be handed over in Q3 of 2024 with 203 units, while the 4th phase, featuring 198 units that will make up the Jawaher Residences 1 & 2, is set for completion in Q4 of 2025, simultaneously with Phase 5 of the development – the 234-units two-building Crystal Residences that will also feature 16 retail spaces overlooking the water.

Highlighting the significance of the project, Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi said: “Shurooq’s vision for real estate is transforming industry’s approach from creating singular high-end homes to designing holistic and inclusive spaces where community life is given every opportunity to flourish and thrive. We seek to meet the wellness aspirations of every individual who chooses Maryam Island as a place to live, work, play or invest in, through a contemporary, safe and full-service community that will bring a lot more to the table than just modern residences.”

The Chairperson of Shurooq emphasised that this vision is exemplified by the Authority’s diverse range of developmental projects. This includes carefully selecting prime locations, providing leisure facilities, and offering options for shopping, communication, transportation, and work. She highlighted that living and investing in Shurooq’s projects not only mean choosing a place to reside but also embarking on a unique, comprehensive, and enriching lifetime experience that promotes health and quality of life.

Situated in an unrivalled location, Maryam Island offers easy access to the emirate’s top landmarks including the Sharjah International Airport which is 20 kms away, Sharjah University City located just 15 kms away, and at a 2 km distance from Expo Centre Sharjah. The project is just 10 kms from the Dubai International Airport.



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