This lagoon island can be reached walking across the 3,500-square-meter large bridge ,heading to the island ,behind Al Noor Mosque. You may find amazing water creatures like sting ray in the lagoon if you are lucky enough.
Stepping foot into Noor Island is like being transported to an entirely different world that lures you with attractions that inspire imagination. From the phenomenal lighting displays and exceptional art sculptures to the beautiful fluttering butterflies and the seclusion of the Literature Pavilion – this place has tons to offer anyone who wants some time away from the city life.
ATTRACTIONS OF AL NOOR ISLAND:
Al Noor Island is all about celebrating nature, art and creativity.Whether you are a nature buff or a culture vulture, there are plenty of things to do in Al Noor Island, making it a great weekend activity.Let us have a look at the art and architecture here.
Al Noor island map
Butterfly Pavilion, includes Noor café and Butterfly house.
Noor Café is located in the middle of the Butterfly House and provides a lot of small meals, hot drinks and simple foods for children, as well as providing them with comfortable chairs that enable them to sit for a long time after walking on the island.
The nature-inspired ergonomic design of the Al Noor Island Butterfly House is a spectacle on its own.
The impressive steel structure of the organic butterfly house is covered in thousands of star-shaped metallic flowers that cast ornamental patterns with shadows on the inside of the glass pavilion as sunlight shines through.
The Butterfly House is designed in a way that attracts visitors, as its roof is covered with decorations, and its green walls covered with climbing plants are lively and eye-catching despite the large area of the place. The area of this house is 230 square meters and this house collects about 500 butterflies of 20 different species and of all the rare species imported from East Asia, the most prominent of which is the monarch butterfly and the swallowtail butterfly .Covered with plants, the butterfly house provides the perfect sanctuary and camouflage to make the butterflies feel at home.
Isn't it amazing to see the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to butterfly.The butterfly garden is a wonderful destination of young and curious butterfly lovers.
Orange oak /dead leaf butterfly(Can you spot the butterfly)
Common mormon butterfly which mimics pink rose butterfly
The Literature Pavilion in the Island is where readers and writers seek solace from the bustling city life to delve into literature, poetry and everything to do with the written word. Light background music, the soothing sounds of a fountain, tastefully designed seating areas and subtle calligraphic reflections create an open platform for the exchange of ideas and literary expressions.
Curl up with your favorite book on the comfy cushions, pen down your thoughts in absolute serenity or simply find inspiration in poetic verses.To the sound of chirping birds, with your favourite book in hand, this indeed is a nature lover’s and reader’s heaven.
It resembles a stylized Bedouin tent where people can sit on the floor. In the evenings, tiny lights light up on the carved ceiling. They flash like abstract stars and create a new atmosphere and experience for visitors.
ART,SCULPTURE AND INSTALLATIONS
Creativity at it's best. Renowned artists and sculptors have created impressive art objects which interacts with the island’s environment through its reflection, light, movement or concept.
OVA ART INSTALLATION
The egg-shaped OVO installation offers the viewer an opputunity to feel the experience of life in the heart of a glowing egg, a symbol of birth, unity and perfection.This object is popular in major cities around the world, such as Beijing, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin and many more, and has found a great response in the
TORUS SCULPTURE BY DAVID HARBER
Lighting is at the heart of the island’s design and atmosphere. Art installations, architecture and landscape turn into light installations of varying intensity and colour depending on the time of day.If you stay post 7PM, the entire park is transformed by hundreds of thousands of light bulbs, entirely changing its artistic image.
Make your way to the Gleaming Meadows and watch with wonder as the glowing flowerbed of 1200 fiber-glass blossoms change color in a synchronized manner.
The Chorisia is considered one of the most beautiful trees in the world and produces wonderful silk floss blooms in early fall.
Cylindrical trunk with stout spines in the cortex, the Ceiba Speciosa sometimes swollen from the base as a bottle that serves to store water and resist drought several months, can even store the dew that falls under its branches in early fall.
A really fun walkway that is a trampoline, which is fun for any age to jump across and play on.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON ISLAND VISIT
LOCATION AND TIMINGS:
Location: Buhaira Corniche Road, Khalid Lagoon, Opposite Al Noor Mosque – Al Majaz, Sharjah,United Arab Emirates.its a 30km drive from Dubai
Timings: 09:00 am to 11:00 pm. Closes at 12:00 am on weekends.
Best time to visit: In the mornings from 09:00 am to 11:00 am or In the evenings from 04:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Ticket price*: AED 35 per person aged 13 and above; AED 20 per kid ( 3 – 12 years)
This price does not include a Butterfly House visit.
You may find the doorway fee and ticket costs for other activities exorbitant. But what you get in exchange for that's totally definitely worth the money you spend.
IS THE LOCATION KID FRIENDLY:
The location is extremely kids friendly.Kids can have fun at the butterfly garden, maze playground and trampoline pathway.The visit is absolutely worthy as it will feed the curious minds.You can rest on comfortable seating in between the walk.Make sure to bring snacks and food.Restrooms are available.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE PLANNING A VISIT:
- People come from far and wide to relax and unwind , which makes the realm traffic-clogged.Finding an honest parking spot is near impossible during weekends.Driving to Al Noor Island on weekdays is perfectly alrightY
If you visit Al Noor Island over the weekend, take the cab.
- Walk the entire island (it isn’t very big) and bring sunscreen and sunglasses.
- Always have your camera ready.
- Make arrangements for food as you have lesser and expensive options at Noor cafe.
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