- The destination organised a number of concerts, educational events and community gatherings
- Welcomed over 13,665 visitors at its musical concerts and musical events
- Hosted more than 2,000 visitors during the seven sessions of Ramadan Majlis held during the holy month
- More than 10,000 people of all ages and nationalities joined for live telecast of the
- recent Football World Cup matches
Al Majaz Amphitheatre, the unique, integrated cultural destination in Sharjah, today announced, that it has hosted more than 25,665 visitors during 2018, marking another impressive year of successful operations.
As part of its concerts and musical events, a host of legendary artists from across the world performed at the venue, the first-of-its-kind open air theatre in the region, set in an area of 7,238 square metres that can accommodate over 4,500 spectators. The stellar line-up of celebrities who performed included Emelie Sandé, Chris De Burgh, Abdullah Al Ruwaished, Balqees, Abadi Aljawhar, Nawal Al Kuwaitia, Najwa Karam, Melhem Zein, Sami Yusuf and Adnan Sami. More than 13,665 visitors attended these concerts.
The Ramadan Majlis had been the highlight of cultural and educational gatherings hosted by Al Majaz Amphitheatre. Held during the holy month, seven Ramadan Majlis sessions welcomed over 2,000 people. Yet another successful event this year at the Roman-style Al Majaz Amphitheatre was the entire season of the World Cup, welcoming over 10,000 people of all ages and nationalities who came together to cheer for their favourite football teams. Fully organised by Al Majaz Amphitheatre, the telecasts brought together the entire neighbourhood in a delightful celebration of football.
Commenting on the success of Al Majaz Amphitheatre, Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, said: “We are delighted to have served as the first choice of family visitors in the region by hosting and organising world-class cultural and artistic events that added to the pride of Sharjah. We are committed to achieving the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to further underline the premier position of Sharjah as the Arab world’s shining jewel in the cultural scene. We will continue to focus on bringing world-class events that will further underline our position as an attractive, family-friendly and accessible destination that delights all visitors.”
HE Tariq Saeed Allay, Chief Executive Officer of Al Majaz Amphitheatre, said: “Since the inception of the Al Majaz Amphitheatre in 2014, we have recorded year-on-year growth in the number of events hosted as well as in the number of guests that the venue has hosted. With its focus on bringing events with the highest production values, backed by excellent sound and staging experiences, Al Majaz Amphitheatre is today regarded as one of the most prestigious venues in the region for cultural and artistic events.”
Opened in 2014 as part of the celebrations crowning Sharjah as the Islamic Culture Capital, the Amphitheatre embodies the Sharjah leadership’s vision to promote a new cultural sensibility and appreciation of music and the arts in the Emirate. With affordable tickets, adequate parking, and a professionally trained house management team to assist all patrons with seating, Al Majaz Amphitheatre is also accessible for people of determination. The next season’s calendar of activities will be announced soon by Al Majaz Amphitheatre.