the arts

Arada’s dedication to arts and culture is in line with the visions of the company’s founders, HE Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi and HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal. It is also in line with one of Sharjah’s finest traditions, with the Emirate well-established as perhaps the preeminent cultural capital of the Arab world.

At our flagship megaproject, Aljada, arts and culture take centre stage at our leisure and entertainment destination, Madar. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, Madar is a work of art in its own right. The design conceptualises the first moment a water droplet strikes the earth’s surface, captured in an array of elliptical buildings designed to channel prevailing winds into civic spaces and courtyards to facilitate cooling during the summer months.