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Sharjah food and entertainment district to open in Q4 2018

Funoon District will feature more than 20 food trucks, kiosks, restaurants, and cafés, with the focus on UAE brands

Funoon District is expected to open to the public in Q4 2018.
Funoon District is expected to open to the public in Q4 2018.

Dubai-based restaurant consultancy, Restaurant Secrets Inc. (RSI), has announced that it is set to launch Funoon District, a project that is under development in Sharjah.

An extension of the Al Majaz Amphitheatre development, Funoon District is being billed as an art, food, and entertainment hub that will play host to more than 20 food trucks, kiosks, restaurants, and cafés, with the focus on UAE brands.

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In a statement, RSI said that work is underway, with the project expected to be ready to open to the public in the last quarter of this year.

According to Ralph Homer, chief executive officer of RSI, the company was appointed as the project’s destination developer and lease management company by HH Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, chairman of Sharjah Media Council.

“Funoon District has been incubated to be a casual social space that brings together people of different interests, talents, and backgrounds, [including] musicians, foodies, families, and artists,” said Homer.

“We are honoured to have been awarded the task to develop the […] destination by HH Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi. Our team has been involved over the last year to bring creative yet accessible ideas to the ever-growing needs of the leisure seeker.

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He added: “One of the unique elements of this destination is that it is dedicated to support remarkable home-grown brands. Every retailer and food and beverage (F&B) provider at Funoon is a brand that has been proudly made in the UAE,” he added.

Al Majaz Amphitheatre is an initiative of Sharjah Government Media Bureau.

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