Monday, 28 December 2015

WASIT WETLAND CENTRE SHARJAH (UAE) - An amazing winter break trip for kids.

WASIT WETLAND CENTRE SHARJAH (UAE) - An amazing winter break trip for kids.@http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/


With the winter break up, we have a huge back log of photos and posts to come up:)
Here is a place we recently had a trip to.

'Location : WASIT WETLAND CENTRE    SHARJAH,U.A.E
GPS Coordinate : 25.368095N , 55.459901E
Road : Dhaid road Exit from Interchange 2
Timings : Weekday 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
            Friday 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
                  Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday - Holiday
Entry Fee: Adults - 15 AED
                      Kids under 12 Free'

This seems to be a very lucky season for spotting birds. Everything is perfect, the weather, the migratory birds and new beautiful nature reserves opening up.
WASIT a new wetland in Sharjah, awaits its tourists. Its a reclaimed area that has been restored to its glory and perfectly done to house the amazing flock of birds that would live or visit. Open to visitors since a month, well within the city of Sharjah in UAE, this swanky place is glossy new with as many as 33000 birds already in house!

A huge map of UAE with all its nature reserves marked adorned the floor entrance. We made a mental note of the new info and also to re-visit the ones we had already visited. The information desk gives you a wonderful brochure with a picture guide of the different birds that call the wetland its home.  The place reminded us of Arabian Wild life Centre, with its amazing air conditioned viewing walkways.


WASIT WETLAND CENTRE SHARJAH (UAE) - An amazing winter break trip for kids.@http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/

WASIT WETLAND CENTRE SHARJAH (UAE) - An amazing winter break trip for kids.@http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/

WASIT WETLAND CENTRE SHARJAH (UAE) - An amazing winter break trip for kids.@http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/

WASIT WETLAND CENTRE SHARJAH (UAE) - An amazing winter break trip for kids.@http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/


The birds were at peace in their natural habitat. The walls held a lot of information on the species that we could observe. The call of different birds resonated from the speakers. Quite a bit of wall games with the bird theme to keep the kids entertained.
A cafeteria with a good spread of dishes and a seating with amazing view of the birds outside adds a nice touch to the place.


WASIT WETLAND CENTRE SHARJAH (UAE) - An amazing winter break trip for kids.@http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/

WASIT WETLAND CENTRE SHARJAH (UAE) - An amazing winter break trip for kids.@http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/

WASIT WETLAND CENTRE SHARJAH (UAE) - An amazing winter break trip for kids.@http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/




WASIT WETLAND CENTRE SHARJAH (UAE) - An amazing winter break trip for kids.@http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/

But the best part about the place is the carts that took us on a trip around the place through the overgrown vegetation. It was a surreal experience especially for this part of the world. Beautiful wooden observation decks merge with the landscape, ideal for a bird watcher to sit in tranquility.


WASIT WETLAND CENTRE SHARJAH (UAE) - An amazing winter break trip for kids.@http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/

WASIT WETLAND CENTRE SHARJAH (UAE) - An amazing winter break trip for kids.@http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/

WASIT WETLAND CENTRE SHARJAH (UAE) - An amazing winter break trip for kids.@http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/

WASIT WETLAND CENTRE SHARJAH (UAE) - An amazing winter break trip for kids.@http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/


The little one enjoyed the trip very much, especially the cart ride, and looking at the different sizes of bird eggs on display. She has added this visit on her winter journal :) 

A quiet place, perfect for a visit with kids. Definitely a hot spot for bird-watchers and photographers.

FARZ & ZAIN

Many more places kid-friendly places in Sharjah up on the blog:
SHARJAH DISCOVERY CENTRE
SHARJAH AQUARIUM
SHARJAH MARITIME MUSEUM
SHARJAH BOOK FAIR
SHARJAH NATIONAL PARK
SHARJAH CHILDREN'S READING FESTIVAL
SHARJAH SCIENCE MUSEUM
SHARJAH LIBRARY
SHARJAH PLANETARIUM
WASIT WILD LIFE CENTRE


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8 comments:

  1. What an excellent place - so much to be learnt about the very large amount of birds there. I love that it has air conditioned walkways - much needed in that part of the world. Very interesting to see the eggs as well. My daughter would love riding in the carts too. Thank you for linking up to #citytripping again.

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    1. Thank you for hosting, Wander mum!

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  2. It looks like an amazing place to visit. It looks like a fantastic place to see so many birds, love that you can ride around in the carts too, my boys would love it. I really like the idea of your daughter having a winter journal too, might steal that idea.
    Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather :) x

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Jenny!

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  3. Wow this is amazing. I wish we had wetland centres like this near to us. It looks so beautiful. The winter journal idea is so lovely too. My little one would have loved to have ridden in the karts. She adores birds too. Thank you so much for linking your adventures to #whatevertheweather. xx

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    1. Hi Chloe! Thank you for stopping by:). My daughter so dutifully jotted down in her journal each of our weekend visits, this winter break. She actually cut pictures from the information brochure and stuck them too!

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  4. Wow.. This looks like a dream land for my kiddo..since she just adores birds! The wall games giving the bird info sounds interesting ..not to forget the cart ride!

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  5. Thank you for stopping by, Lavina. It was an amazing visit for us especially in this pleasant weather. Happy New year :)

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