Al Noor Island, one of Sharjah’s prominent destinations is rolling out new and revamped education packages, which combines nature, art, and entertainment by introducing five unique experiences. Visitors will be able to learn about butterflies, plants, trees, birds, photography and even practise yoga and learn more about sky objects. In addition to being able to enjoy sky watching, nature, art-focused island tours and much more.
“With the winters at our doorstep, Al Noor Island has customised experiences for visitors to explore and appreciate nature in all its forms. From pure adventure to relaxed leisure, or wondrous discoveries about our environment, I encourage all the UAE citizens and residents to visit and enjoy the new immersive and educational natural experiences at the destination. This will be a part in raising the community awareness when it comes to green and eco-friendly programmes and activities at the island,” said Mahmoud Rashid Al Suwaidi, Manager, Al Noor Island.
The five new and exciting activities that are being rolled out for visitors of all ages and experience levels are:
Visitors will be led on a guided experience to explore the island and learn about the plants, trees and birds as well as engage in a practical workshop on butterflies which will be conducted in the butterfly house. The facility provides special packages that are catered to individuals, families and schools.
Visitors can spend time viewing the moon, visible planets and engage in a basic star-gazing session by using the centre’s powerful professional telescopes.
Bird watching and photography
Visitors can engage in bird watching and photography during the early hours of the morning or late evening hours. The island is home to an incredible variety of birds (visibility subject to season).
Yoga at sunrise workshops
These purposefully designed workshops will encourage visitors to learn and practise yoga at sunrise with goals to stimulate senses, enhance flexibility, balance, mobility and tone muscles. This will be a recurring workshop to be booked in advance once announced.
Nurture nature workshops
Families, schoolchildren and individuals can learn about various indoor gardening techniques (including the Japanese art of Kokedama) with experts at the island. The eco-educational activities will be hosted from October until December. All the workshops can be viewed on the island’s social media platforms. This will be a recurring workshop which will have to be booked in advance once it is announced.
In addition to getting a chance of going home in a brand new GAC GS8 2018 car, visitors from all ages are welcomed at Al Majaz Waterfront to enjoy the special times with remarkable stage shows, roaming entertainment including stilt walkers, acrobats, jugglers and musicians.
Marwah Obaid Al Shamsi, General Manager, Al Majaz Waterfront, states, “The ‘Winter Fun’ festival is our opportunity to use the cool weather for bringing in a feeling of winter to visitors with a theme that mimics their homeland. As we gear up for the new year, Al Majaz Waterfront brings up a mix of wonderful activities and shows catering to every individual in the family by creating an entertaining atmosphere. We encourage everyone to experience the entertaining activities lined up at the destination and be a part of the festive fun-filled month at Al Majaz Waterfront.”
In addition to the entertainment, visitors who spend AED 100 or more at any outlet, claim a coupon from customer service to enter a raffle for a GAC GS8 2018 car, in addition to free access to the waterfront attractions. Furthermore, 10 lucky random visitors will have their car washed with a ‘Thank You’ note placed on the windshield as part of a ‘Happy Moment’ activity from Al Majaz Waterfront. With emphasis on developing children’s skills in a fun setting, a ‘Kids and Art Craft’ workshop is scheduled during the festival, where the younger ones can take part in stone painting, learn craft designs on bags, create flower-based accessories, and candle decorations using dried leaves and flowers. Fun rides are part of this month’s activities, as families are invited to take their kids to jump on the Trampoline World, take a ride on a Space Ship, Dolphin Run and Carousel at the Happy Land Games section.