The young children were also introduced to the various facilities and amenities at the Khorfakkan Amphitheatre.
Young girls and boys from Sharjah Children, an affiliate of the Rubu' Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators, were taken on a fascinating virtual trip to the Roman-inspired Khorfakkan Amphitheatre, via the Zoom platform.
The eastern enclave’s newest cultural and architectural landmark is situated at the foot of ‘Al Sayed’ mountain and overlooks the Khorfakkan beach.
Organised jointly by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) and Sharjah Children, the tour enabled the young visitors to explore the vast, open-air venue which can accommodate 3,600 people and offers panoramic views of the stunning Khorfakkan corniche.
During the virtual visit, detailed explanations on the imposing stone façade’s architectural highlights including its tiered-seating arrangements and its use of columns, domes, and arches, were offered to the children. They also listened to the story behind the landmark 190,000 sqft amphitheatre and how it came to be built.
SGMB’s virtual tour aligns with the UAE’s ongoing preventative measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. It also reflects on the shared vision of Sharjah entities to collaboratively build mindful and influential generations in the UAE by empowering them with knowledge.
The young children were also introduced to the various facilities and amenities at the Khorfakkan Amphitheatre. They ‘visited’ the elegantly styled restaurant located at the Waterfall Cave, a unique man-made attraction located 43 metres above sea level. The intriguing cave-shaped attraction has several windows that open towards a waterfall.
The online tour enabled the young visitors to enjoy both the stunning beauty of both the landmark and the picturesque coastal city of Khorfakkan.
The Khorfakkan Amphitheatre is one of the most prestigious development projects in the emirate’s eastern region enclave. The UAE national anthem played in the background; the Ruler of Sharjah cut the ceremonial tape to mark the opening of the Khorfakkan Amphitheatre.
It’s the final stretch for Sharjah and the Al Majaz Amphitheatre, which will offer its world-class stage for the first enactment of its original production, ‘1001 Nights: The Last Chapter’, next Tuesday, April 23.
Sharjah has always been unique to the UAE and the region – in the way it has approached and pursued development, educated and led people, and most importantly, in the way it is facilitating sociocultural and economic development to offer citizens, residents and tourists modern,
Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Head of the inauguration ceremony committee of the Sharjah World Book Capital (SWBC), has noted that the ‘1001 Nights: The Last Chapter’ show will take Sharjah’s cultural and humanitarian message to the world through an untold story of Scheherazade.
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