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| 05 November, 2017

Dubai Garden Glow: Edutainment is the Mantra

Park trail brings strong and distinct message of global warming

Park in Dubai. Image used for illustrative purpose

Park in Dubai. Image used for illustrative purpose

Dubai Tourism
There's an epic scale that's awe-inspiring to behold when encountering Dubai Garden Glow. The new season brings a unique experience where the real and the fantastical converge, where history fuses with innovation under a veneer of bright lights and ice.

The park trail brings a strong and distinct message of global warming and the stance we need to take to preserve our natural heritage.

There is no question that the new season of Dubai Garden Glow isn't only an entertainment hub, it re-defines edutainment. Edutainment might sound like a mythical being but the result brings rich delights and profound learning. Education isn't fun enough and entertainment isn't serious enough. However, Dubai Garden Glow aligns these two and created the most unique experience for children and adults alike.

Glow-In-the-dark Park

According to scriptures the universe was created in 7 days but it took 100 days to build the glow-in-the-dark park. More than 500 talented artists from around the world, approximately 10 million LED lights, and yards of recycled luminous fabric were utilized to create handmade artistic structures. During the day, you can view the extensive and minute details on each artistic venture. By night, the entire place glows. Several themes are showcased in the section, ranging from underwater wonderland, journey down Happiness Street, to My Dubai art installations.

Suggestions

# Visit the park at 4pm to view the artistic intricacies and witness the installations lighting up by sunset.

# It's a great opportunity to brush your knowledge on underwater animals and surprise your child with fun facts.

Dinosaur Park

For 160 million years dinosaurs roamed the lands until their sudden demise, which is known as the Cretaceous-Tertiary, or K-T, extinction event. Was it a plague or an asteroid or climate change that led to their end? Engage in an intellectual banter with your family amidst more than 100 animatronic dinosaurs. You can witness the birth of baby dinosaurs in the Dinosaur Lab and view replica of dinosaur's skeletons in the Dinosaur Museum.

Suggestion

# Carnivore or herbivore? Guess what the dinosaur eats and keep your child's mind engaged.

Ice Park

The newest attraction of this season and officially the largest ice sculpture park in the region. Around 150 skilled artists from all over the world toiled for days using over 5000 tons of ice to create a visionary sight of 25 sculptures ranging from the tallest building in the world to the glorious ice age. This entire area maintains a constant temperature of -7 to -8 degrees. Don't sweat, the park provides an array of warm clothing to keep you cozy. Icy as it seems, the entire sculpture park is designed around the theme of global warming.

Suggestion:

# Educating children about the environment can never start too early. You can discuss ideas on how we can protect the environment in our daily habits.

Tickets to Dubai Garden Glow costs Dh60 per head. Children under three go free. Entry fee to the Ice Park is Dh40. For more details, visit http://www.dubaigardenglow.com/

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