Shurooq Brings Back Classic Car Festival With More Events


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As the UAE turns 50 this weekend, the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) is bringing back its popular Classic Car Festival for a second edition, along with a fun route of National Day celebrations that citizens and residents will enjoy with their whole family at several Shurooq destinations in Sharjah.

The 2nd edition of the Classic Car Festival, organized in collaboration with the Sharjah Old Cars Club, kicks off with a vintage car parade on December 3, from the House of Wisdom to Al Majaz Waterfront. Themed “Cars & Coffee,” the festival will take place in five of Shurooq’s destinations, showcasing a priceless and comprehensive collection of classic and vintage cars on public display over five more weekends through March 4, 2022.

The festival will also host several workshops and creative activities for car enthusiasts, families and children in each participating Shurooq destination, as well as several traditional entertainment shows.

Coffee lovers will have the opportunity to sample unusual blends at these events, as a variety of specialty coffees at participating Shurooq destinations will include promotions on their premium F&B offerings.

Shurooq has handpicked the following hospitality and leisure destinations in the most scenic areas of the emirate to serve as the backdrop for this festival.

On December 24, the ‘Moon Retreat Classic’ will be held, followed by the ‘Al Montazah Parks Classic’ on January 7, 2022, the ‘Kalba Waterfront Classic’ on January 28, the Khorfakkan Beach Classic ‘on February 18, and finally,’ Al Qasba Classic ‘on March 4. All these events will last four hours, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Waterfront Classic ”on January 28, the Khorfakkan Beach Classic” on February 18 and finally “Al Qasba Classic” on March 4. All of these events will run for four hours, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

To celebrate the UAE’s 50th Year, Shurooq has also announced a series of vibrant cultural and entertainment events for people of all age groups, which will be held at seven of its family-friendly leisure destinations in Sharjah. , namely, Al Qasba, Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Montazah Parks, Heart of Sharjah, Mleiha, Kshisha Park and Khorfakkan beach, December 1-3, 4-10 p.m.

A series of entertainment activities and performances will be held in Sharjah’s Kshisha Park and Khorfakkan Beach from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on December 1 and 2, respectively. On December 3, performances and activities will travel to three other Shurooq destinations: Al Majaz Waterfront, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Al Montazah Parks, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and ‘Al Qasba, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On December 2, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., an Emirati band will perform traditional songs and dances of UAE patriotism and appreciation at Kshisha Park, Mleiha and the heart of Sharjah, followed by performances on December 3 in Al Majaz seafront (4–6 pm), Al Montazah (6 pm – 8 pm), Al Qasba (8 pm – 10 pm) and Khorfakkan beach (4 pm – 10 pm) parks.

A special ‘Exhibition of 50th’ exhibit which tells the inspiring stories of the founding fathers of the United Arab Emirates is also part of the festivities, which will take place from December 1-4. Six Shurooq Destinations – Flag Island, Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Montazah Parks, Heart of Sharjah, Kshisha Park and Khorfakkan Beach will host this biographical exhibit.

For his part, Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, COO of Shurooq, said, “Last year, we reinvented the much-loved Sharjah vintage car show by naming it Classic Cars Festival, and the response was really encouraging. As the UAE continues to develop its appeal for car enthusiasts around the world and Sharjah continues to serve as one of the region’s largest classic car platforms, an event like the Sharjah Classic Car Festival builds on the nation’s vibrant automotive culture – yet another accomplishment in our 50-year journey of advancement.

“The second edition of the festival, which begins with a vintage car parade during the UAE National Day celebrations from Shurooq to Sharjah, is another occasion for families, children, youth and vintage car enthusiasts. to come together and celebrate the UAE’s Golden Jubilee with an array of fun activities, entertainment and traditional Emirati shows, and take a closer look at some of the world’s most priceless vintage cars ”.

Dr Ali Ahmed Abu Al Zoud, Chairman of Sharjah Old Cars Club, said that our participation in the second edition of the Classic Car Festival in cooperation with the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) reflects the club’s commitment to represent some of the most vibrant classic car collections and invite car enthusiasts and vintage car collectors to participate in one of the most authentic automotive events held in Sharjah.

He added: “This year’s Classic Car Festival is exceptional as it coincides with the ‘fiftieth year’ and celebration of the achievements of the United Arab Emirates. All of our club members are thrilled with this year’s participation as they showcase some of their most famous and vintage car collections. “


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