Sultan Al Qasimi inaugurates Sharjah Safari
SHARJAH, 17th February, 2022 – H.
Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, 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.
This came during His Highness’ speech delivered this morning, in the presence of H.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, and H.
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, at the opening of Sharjah Safari, the largest safari in the world outside of Africa.
It is located in Al Dhaid.
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.
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.
He explained that the Sharjah safari project began work five years ago and reached its opening today.
Its cost amounted to approximately one billion dirhams, stressing that the safari is an environmentally friendly place containing various animals and plants in a prepared environment that helps them live and reproduce, and it has been designed distinctively.
For visitors to enjoy it and provide knowledge about its contents, the safari also provides jobs for the region’s people.
It has provided 300 jobs for young men and women in the region who work and are distinctively known for the safari.
Dr Sultan indicated that the projects that will be implemented would also include other areas in the central region: Including the Maleha area, whose projects will be distinguished while preserving their privacy, as their projects will be far from popular housing.
He stressed that all Sharjah’s efforts and projects are launched, putting faith first, preserving its principles, values and traditions, and enhancing its authentic identity.
To take responsibility, take care of their families and children, and be proud of their religion and country.
The Sharjah Ruler pointed out that attention to the human being in Sharjah is not only through providing education, culture and development projects but even in following up their social conditions, pointing to his follow-up to the file of retirees from the Emirate of Sharjah.
They have given a lot to their country to raise the standard of living for them.
Following his speech, His Highness extended his sincere thanks to those in charge of the Sharjah safari, including administrators and guides.
He also thanked those who contributed to its implementation in a distinguished manner, including engineers, experts and specialists.
Upon his arrival at the Sharjah safari, His Highness had removed the curtain, marking the official opening of the safari, which includes 12 different environments, and extends over an area of 8 square kilometers.
The level of the United Arab Emirates and the region.
The Ruler of Sharjah and the audience toured all over the Sharjah Safari, moving in its 12 different environments inspired by all parts of Africa, representing the life and terrain of the brown continent, and the animals and birds that live in it.
He was briefed on the safari facilities and services, which enable visitors to enjoy distinctively exploring the wildlife of Africa.
The opening was attended by Sheikh Salem bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Advisor at the Sharjah Ruler’s Office, Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman for Sharjah Ports, Customs and Free Zones Authority, HE Sheikh Khalid bin Essam Al Qasimi, Chairman of Department of Civil Aviation Sharjah, Sheikh Salem bin Abdulrahman Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Ruler’s Office, Sheikh Mohammed bin Humaid Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Statistics and Community Development, Her Excellency Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority.
Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority said: “The opening of the Sharjah safari is a translation of the directives and vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, in caring for the environment and taking care of natural life, protecting and preserving it, preserving biodiversity and environmental sustainability, and at the same time it promotes the concept of ecological and natural tourism, to form an element of attraction and a family outlet for visitors coming from inside and outside the United Arab Emirates, and a trip to Africa in the heart of the Emirates, which makes it the most important eco-cultural tourism destination in the region.
Al Suwaidi confirmed that the visual identity of the Sharjah safari, which was adopted by His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, includes a mixture of four animals: the elephant, giraffe, lion and rhinoceros, which are considered endangered species found in Sharjah safari, formed in four colors, all inspired by nature, using thin lines that appear combined with flora and fauna.
The visual identity represents the Sharjah Safari brand concepts: integration, diversity, corporate personality and international spirit, with an emphasis on the geometric pattern visible in the shapes and lines.
Sharjah Safari contains several areas that mimic the natural regions of Africa, and the first area, “Into Africa”, takes visitors on a unique walking experience to explore the wildlife endemic to the islands and archipelagos scattered along the eastern coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean.
The second region, the Sahel, is represented by deserts, grasslands and diverse wildlife.
It stretches in Africa from the Atlantic coast of Mauritania in the west to Eritrea and the Red Sea in the east.
It is a transitional zone rich in wildlife between the Sahara Desert in the north and the Savannah to the south.
The third region, the Savanna, in eastern and southern Africa extends from the coast in the north to the Kalahari in the southwest.
This African tropical grassland covers half the area of the African continent and is home to the largest concentration of biodiversity on Earth.
While the fourth region, the Serengeti, celebrates the largest migration of animals in the world every year, as large groups of herbivores migrate across the Serengeti plains and works to attract predators and animals that feed on carrion, crossing the Mara River, where Nile crocodiles lie in the murky waters.
These crocodiles are dangerous to migratory herbivores.
The fifth region, Ngorongoro, formed from an extinct crater, is a unique ecosystem and home to some of Africa’s most famous species.
While the sixth region, “Moremi”, was inspired by the canyons and valleys of southwest Africa formed over centuries by the heavy monsoon rains; These dry and sandy riverbeds contain aquifers that support life throughout the dry season, including the tallest animal on Earth.
So far, there are more than 50,000 animals from more than 120 species of animals that live in Africa, and the black rhino is one of the most critical and rare animals in the safari.
In addition, more than 100,000 African Acacia trees were planted at Sharjah Safari, and the plants vary between local and African species.
Sharjah Safari offers its visitors an integrated experience to discover the flavor of Africa and its islands.
You will find the flamingo and other birds, the Madagascar island and the Aldabra giant tortoise.
You will enter an African village, in addition to the traditional farm with Watusi cattle, Zanzibar village, and other facilities and sections where you see hundreds of species of African animals and plants.
Sharjah safari entry tickets vary into golden, silver, and bronze categories.
The gold category prices range from 275 to 3500 dirhams (excluding tax).
The trip includes all Sharjah safari environments with a private guide, with various luxury cars.
The price for the Silver category ranges from 25 to 120 dirhams (excluding tax).
Visitors take a bus that takes them on an exciting journey that includes all the environments of Sharjah safari, except for the Serengeti area.
In contrast, the Bronze category includes transporting visitors through a walking tour in the “Into Africa” region, with prices ranging from 15 to 40 dirhams (excluding tax).
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.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn