Fun-filled Arabian-themed activities during Winter Camp at Al Ain Zoo

AL AIN: This winter, children will get the opportunity to learn more about Arabian arts and animals in the fun, exciting and stimulating environment of Al Ain Zoo. Children can enjoy an array of recreational and informative experiences during the Winter Camp, which is set to take place later this month.

With a wide range of activities planned, children will participate in an Arabian arts workshop, a trip to Al Qattara Arts and Crafts Centre, as well as a special visit to the new Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre. They will also get to experience giraffe and reptile feeding, and enjoy back-of-house informative sessions and talks with the animals’ closest human companions – their keepers. Their green fingers will be put into test with gardening and tree planting activities along with various team building activities.

Muna Al Dhaheri, Chief of Conservation and Education at Al Ain Zoo, said, “One of our primary objectives is to offer an unmatched visitor experience and learning environment for guests of all ages that reflect the Arab culture. Educating our future leaders in a fun environment through such programmes is a core element of Al Ain Zoo’s vision. This year, the winter camp will present a number of activities such as the arts workshops and the planned trips and visits, which will inspire the younger generation to learn more about Arabian wildlife and culture.” The winter camp is open to children aged eight to 12 with an admission fee of AED300 that will include all activities, excursions, drinks and snacks. Two sessions will be taking place, with the first from December 21st to December 25th, and the second from January 4th to January 8th. All scheduled sessions will take place from 8am to 1pm.

Places for each camp can be booked through Al Ain Zoo’s Discovery and Learning Department at 03-781 1451, or by sending an email to Registration closes on Thursday, December 18th.

Al Ain Zoo’s doors are open daily from 9:00am to 8:00pm Saturday to Wednesday and 9:00am to 9:00pm Thursday and Friday. It is located on the UAE-Oman border and is a short drive from Dubai and the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi. With the majestic Jebel Hafeet and the rich expanse of Green Mubazzarah as its backdrop, Al Ain Zoo is one of the city’s leading attractions. Visitors can also venture to the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, the former palace of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which tells the UAE’s cultural story prior to its dramatic development.