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Sharjah National Park, United Arab Emirates

Practiced journeyerPracticed journeyer Zachary Nixon
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Sharjah's largest park of 630,000 sq. mt., is beautifully maintained with well established trees and spacious lawns providing a perfect setting for a walk or picnic.

Barbecue facilities and benches are provided. Special areas for cycling and rollerblading, play areas, a duck pond and giant slide, combined with the miniature city of Sharjah, make this a major attraction for all the family. Plane spotters can have a ball as the airport is close by. Ice creams, drinks and snacks are available from the park shop.

Sharjah Municipality has extended the park to include a cycle track, horror tunnel, coffee shop and permanently installed barbecues. It has also built a miniature Sharjah City. The cycle track includes a horror tunnel combining caricatures and figurines lit up by flashing lights. There is also an infrared beam to squirt water on unsuspecting cyclists. The main aim of the cycle track is for the children's enjoyment but at the same time exercise.

The idea was envisaged by H. H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi as were the obstacles such as the log ladder, water jump and horror tunnel. They are proving to be a great success, judging by the amount of weekend visitors.

The cycles for hire vary in sizes and shapes to suit all ages. Overlooking the cycle track alongside the 'Giant Slide', a coffee shop was constructed in an original Arabic style. It incorporates seating for 30 people and supplies coffee and soft drinks.

The area around the 'Giant Slide' adjacent to the grass mound has been sprinkled with children's swings, spring rides, obstacle games and incorporates permanently installed barbecues for the use of visitors.

There is a miniature version of Sharjah city, 'Miniature Sharjah', which is made up of notable buildings of Sharjah on a smaller scale and Khalid Lagoon. On the lagoon there are remote control boats, three islands and bridges. The lagoon is surrounded by a safety fence. Within 'Miniature City ' there are remote control cars for children as well as a 'Dry Ski Slope', which is 30 meters high and 60 meters long.

Source: http://www.sharjah-welcome.com

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i love that park!

someone, 2011-05-02 15:08:43

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