Zanzibar Government and Urban Icon International Introduce Sports & Entertainment Oasis

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ZANZIBAR GOVERNMENT AND URBAN ICON INTERNATIONAL PARTNER TO ESTABLISH A WORLD-CLASS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT OASIS IN FUMBA, ALIGNING WITH ZANZIBAR’S 2050 VISION FOR ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION.

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In a groundbreaking partnership, Zanzibar’s Government collaborates with Urban Icon International to unveil a world-class Sports and Entertainment Oasis in the stunning Fumba region. Spearheaded by NBA veteran Charles D. Smith, this venture aims to redefine Zanzibar’s cultural and recreational landscape.

Elevating Zanzibar’s Cultural and Economic Horizon

Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority’s Executive Director, Shariff Shariff, expresses excitement about the project’s potential to enhance the region’s cultural and economic diversity. Aligned with Zanzibar’s 2050 vision, the initiative promises sustainable growth and cements Zanzibar as a top destination for sports, culture, and entertainment.

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Urban Icon, founded in August 2022, secured prime beachfront property in January 2023. The completion of a 10,000-seat Sports Arena and a 220-room 4-star hotel is anticipated by the second half of 2025. This strategic blueprint aims to create a multifaceted destination for residents and visitors alike.

The visionary plan not only caters to local needs but also aligns with Zanzibar’s commitment to economic diversification. Urban Icon and its partners prioritize sustainability, collaborating with permaculture design experts and alternative energy partners. NBA Africa’s positive impact sets a precedent for the transformative potential of sports and entertainment.

About Urban Icon International Ltd.

Founded by Charles D. Smith, Urban Icon International blends hospitality, tourism, sports, and culture. The company, boasting a team of American and African experts, contributes 130 years of real estate development experience.


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