Wondering where to take the kids during the hot summer months?
Sharjah is waiting for you!
1. Rain room (Random International’s immersive installation)
Check out the immersive installation Rain Room (2012) – walk through a downpour of continuous rain without getting wet…or take a towel for after because getting wet is part of the fun!
Founded in 2005, Random International is an art group based in London and Berlin. Their work, which includes sculpture, performance and large-scale architectural installation, explores the human condition in an increasingly mechanised world through emotional yet physically intense experiences. This site-specific installation uses 2,500 litres of self-cleaning recycled water, which is controlled through a system of networked 3D tracking cameras.
2. Al Montazah Amusement and Water Park
Speaking of getting wet… why not treat the family to a day at Al Montazah Amusement and Water Park, Sharjah’s number one family destination, offering thrilling water rides and popular leisure amenities.
Al Montazah Amusement and Water Park is Sharjah’s number one family destination, offering thrilling water rides and lavish leisure amenities. Thanks to its strategic location in Sharjah near the Government Departments Complex, Central Market and Khalid Lagoon, and its easy accessibility from other emirates, Al Montazah has become one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the UAE.
3. Al Noor Island Butterfly House
Watch as the kids stand perfectly still hoping a butterfly will land on them at the stunning Al Noor Island Butterfly House where several species of butterflies can be found floating through the greenery.
The award-winning architectural design is a visually stunning, sculpted masterpiece that has won numerous international awards. Inside are hundreds upon hundreds of gloriously colourful butterflies – a display of various shapes and sizes. Children can come here to learn all about a butterfly’s wondrous journey–it’s life cycle.
4. Sharjah Aquarium
Back to the water, this time spend a cool afternoon admiring the marine creatures living in our marine environment, a captivating world revealing beautiful clownfish, delicate seahorses, moray eels, sea rays and reef sharks at Sharjah Aquarium.
The Sharjah Aquarium is one of the largest educational centres in the UAE. The aquarium is run by the Sharjah Museums Authority. Spread across an area of 6,500 square metres, this attraction in Sharjah comprises 20 different aquariums on two floors containing various sea creatures.
5. Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation
Enjoy learning about the history of the region, art, culture, sciences, and Islamic discoveries at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation where 5000 artefacts from different parts of the Islamic world are displayed.
The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization is located at the historical heart of the city on the Majarrah Waterfront, right on the shore of the Sharjah Creek. It was opened in 2008 in the building of the former Souq al-Majarrah which has been transformed into a state-of-the art museum. The didactic presentation of the exhibits as well as the intructive models and wall charts provide a deeper understanding of the cultural and scientific achievements of the Islamic civilization in its historical and religious context.
Author: Deb Davad