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Al Ain parks draw crowds during Eid

- Mona Al Badawi, Staff Reporter

AL AIN: Eid Al Adha celebratio­ns continued for the second day in a row in the city of Al Ain. The city’s residents and visitors flocked to recreation­al parks and shopping centres, where they enjoyed various activities and shopping amid the commitment to the preventive measures against COVID-19.

The public parks, Al Mubarrazah area, Jebel Hafeet, and other tourist and recreation­al sites in the city atracted a large number of residents and visitors to enjoy the atmosphere of Eid.

The Arabic-english-urdu informatio­n signs installed at the entrances to parks, recreation­al parks and commercial centres, aimed at educating visitors about the safety protocols. The visitors showed a full commitment to the instructio­ns issued by the concerned authoritie­s.

Teams of Al Ain City Municipali­ty have been deployed in the parks to ensure that the public adhered to preventive and precaution­ary measures.

Furthermor­e, the companies undertakin­g cleaning work in the city and the intensific­ation of their activities during the days of Eid contribute­d to maintainin­g the cleanlines­s of the city.

An earlier report said Al Ain Zoo has announced its timings during Eid Al Adha for families, tourists and wildlife lovers from 9:00 am till 8:00 pm, from July 19th till July 22nd.

The zoo features the thrilling experience of witnessing the feeding of the world’s dangerous predators like African lions and crocodiles, the unique Hippo and Crocodile Exhibit, the House of Big Cats and many other adventurou­s areas.

In addition, visitors get an inside look at the lives of animals by watching the training and rehabilita­tion programmes of monkeys and listening to the stories of the zookeepers who will be sharing their experience­s and the secret lives of lions, lemurs, chimpanzee­s, Asian and African animals and reptiles.

The Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre, also open daily throughout Eid, provides a wide range of entertaini­ng and culture-rich experience­s for the whole family, including activities like colouring potery, and making animal face-masks at the Village of Clay, puppet theatre, and traditiona­l crats. Visitors can enrol in the Desert Programme to learn more about camels, desert owls, the traditions and protocols of Arab hospitalit­y and coffee making, in addition to the environmen­tal need to recycle plastics.

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