Residents and tourists in the UAE are set to enjoy the ultimate desert experience with an AED 15 million extension to the Al Badayer Oasis project. A premium leisure development form Sharjah Investment and development Authority (Shurooq), Al Badayer Oasis has announced an expansion to its under-construction facility, with the resort expected to pull in hordes of city-dwellers keen to make the most of the region’s stunning outdoor environment.
Overlooking the golden sand dunes of Sharjah’s middle region, Al Badayer Oasis will have two new buildings added alongside its existing components, with the 955 square metre additions increasing its investment from AED 45 million to AED 60 million. Despite the new construction elements, the project’s anticipated completion date remains the same
Heart of Sharjah, the emirate’s crown jewel for heritage-based lifestyle attractions will be at the heart of a spectacular family summer extravaganza.
For the next couple of months until 10 September, residents and tourists looking for value-added leisure need not look any further. Souq Al Shanasiyah, Heart of Sharjah’s vibrant old Souq, is at the centre of the destination’s bustle, and replete with shopping and dining choices. From cafés to restaurants, perfumeries to clothing, inspiring concept stores, – almost all outlets at the Souq will be offering exciting discounts on most purchases, some of which can go up to 50 percent.
As the holidays stretch out in front of students enjoying a break from their schoolwork, Sharjah’s Al Noor Island is providing an ideal solution to keep young minds alert while giving them a sense of responsibility to the environment they must cherish for the rest of their lives.
‘The Island Explorer’ summer programme is based mainly around the island’s Butterfly House, the only attraction of its kind in Sharjah and, thanks to its huge emphasis on natural surroundings, one of the most popular in the emirate.
Al Qasba has just announced its programme for the next couple of months, with high quality indoor entertainment on offer for when the mercury hits the top spot. Families wanting to make the most of the UAE’s long hot summer with an array of premium activities are set to be well catered for atSharjah’s popular tourist and leisure destination.
Movies, music, and meal dealsform much of the fun taking place at Al Qasba up until the end of August. The premium attraction is hosting children’s film screenings, running restaurant promotions and holding musical workshops as part of its busy summer schedule.
On the sidelines of the Sharjah Summer campaign, which was launched by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), Sharjah Museums Department organizes “Happy Holiday Camp” — a fun and exciting program where children can develop their skills and talents through entertaining and interactive creative activities.
Kids of all ages are expected to have their own fill of fun and enjoyment as they take part in the many activities offered by the “Happy Holiday Camp”, which includes workshops, games, arts & crafts and other activities aimed at teaching them more about the emirate’s rich culture and history. Participants will also take part in visits around the Sharjah Museum and also across other fun and interesting sites featuring breath taking landscapes that strengthens the UAE’s position as a must-see tourist destination.
Signaling a groundbreaking achievement for the UAE and the Arab world, Sharjah has been crowned with the prestigious ‘World Book Capital’ title for 2019 by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The honour is a recognition of the emirate’s pioneering role in supporting and expanding the local and regional publishing industries, promoting reading to become an intrinsic cultural practice, as well as embracing intercultural, knowledge-based dialogue.
The accolade is an important addition to Sharjah’s existing portfolio of milestones like, Capital of Arab Culture (1998), Capital of Islamic Culture (2014), and Capital of Arab Tourism (2015). More so, the emirate is the first in the GCC and third in the Arab world and Middle East, to have received this recognition.
The Flag Island – Sharjah’s popular tourist and leisure destination – is playing its part in the promotion of health and fitness with the hosting of a 3km recreational race. Taking place on its jogging track before Iftar on Friday June 23, 2017 and held in collaboration with the Sharjah Triathlon, the event aims to attract all segments of society to take up the challenge.
The fun-run forms part of a communal sports programme organised by the Flag Island under the slogan ‘Exercising before Iftar’. The event is supported by the Sharjah Sport Council, which raises awareness about the importance of physical activity during the blessed month of Ramadan.
Al Qasba, Sharjah’s premier leisure, tourism and family destination, is gearing up to celebrate Eid Al Fitr with a full programme of events and activities, taking children to a whole new world of art and fun.
Masrah Al Qasba Theatre will be the focal point for many of the young visitors, hostingsuch events as the Art and Craft Workshop, where the youngsters will develop their flair from 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm.