Sharjah says largest safari outside Africa is open

Eudore R. Chand

SHARJAH 18 February 2022: Sharjah Safari, the largest safari in the world outside of Africa, located in Al Dhaid, was inaugurated yesterday by H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, said official news agency Wam.

Sharjah Safari opens its doors seven days a week from eight-thirty in the morning until six-thirty in the evening to take you on an exciting journey. The journey of the gold and silver categories owners extends from five to six hours. Those in the Bronze category extend by two to three hours.

Dr. Sheikh Sultan affirmed that development projects in the central region come carefully and take care of their nature and the deserts, trees, plants, and animals Sharjah seeks to preserve. All are done in parallel with the development in various sectors of infrastructure, culture, tourism, heritage, economy, sports, etc.

His Highness stressed that Bedouin has characteristics, customs, values, heritage and authentic identity that must be preserved. Al Wousta channel from Al Dhaid does this by presenting programmes in which it hosts the elderly, poets and narrators to define and document this heritage.

Several Projects

The Ruler of Sharjah referred to several projects being implemented in the central region, including pastures, reserves and Al Dhaid Fort, which will open next week. Al Batayeh Lake was also mentioned, which, when opened after 14 months, will constitute a distinguished tourist site and be a water reservoir for the region. International competitions for rowing will be held on it. His Highness pointed out that the Sharjah Sports City, located on the Sharjah-Al Dhaid Road, will include facilities and infrastructure for sports, gather athletes, and organize various competitions and competitions, including swimming and rowing.

He pointed to the project to preserve the names in the central region by documenting the names of trees, dunes, wells and other terms relating to the region’s environment. The Department of Municipal Affairs, Agriculture and Livestock Resources will preserve and document everything moving forward on the site.

His Highness also referred to the preservation of some natural desert areas from construction, reconstruction and urbanization work, which will be through Amiri decrees preventing the use of these areas to continue their nature and preserve their environmental components.

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