|04 October, 2018

Nurture Nature at Sharjah's Al Noor Island

Series of educational workshops to nurture the environment will be conducted from October until December.

Nurture Nature at Sharjah's Al Noor Island

Sharjah: Al Noor Island will be hosting specialists to teach participants on how to garden like a pro starting from this month until December. The expert's hands-on workshops will teach participants indoor gardening to the art of Kokedama. As winter approaches, the Island invites everyone to enjoy the new growth and learn green skills with cooler weather.

The first workshop will be conducted on 20th October 2018 titled, “Introduction to Indoor Plants Workshop”. Participants will learn the basics about indoor planting like how to grow, water, and take care of plants. Aside from the practical lessons, participants will have the chance to be part of vibrant gardening discussion sessions about the benefits of having indoor plants, succulents, or air plants and how to care for them.

Mahmoud Rashid Al Suwaidi, Manager of Al Noor Island said: “Al Noor Island launches eco-educational activities to raise environmental awareness through a series of gardening workshops. The education programs highlight the importance of fostering the minds of the new generation towards their environment. The Green Educational Programs at the Island aim to raise the level of community involvement in an entertaining way for the entire family. The benefits are seemingly endless. I encourage everyone to participate as gardening is enlightening  to everyone of all ages.” 


Al Noor Island still have more workshops running till December which will be announced on the website and social media platforms. There are various workshops to choose from: one is titled, “Gardening 101: Germination-From Seed to Plant,” where the participants can learn the basics of gardening and seed planting using home materials and tools, they will also receive giveaway plant potted using this technique.

Al Noor Island specialists will also be teaching, ‘The Japanese Art of Kokedama,’ which is a traditional bonsai form and translates as ‘moss ball.’ One of the workshops will teach participants how to convert kitchen Scrap into organic fertilizer. The compost workshop will turn kitchen scrap into organic fertilizer that enriches garden’s soil.

Al Noor Island’s management is taking in registration requests and inquires both via email,, and phone (06 506 7000). The registration fee for each workshop is AED 100. For more information about the workshops, visit their social media accounts at @alnoorisland.

Al Noor Island’s working hours are from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm on weekdays and 9:00 am to 12:00 midnight on weekends. The Butterfly House is open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.


About Al Noor Island

With its unique architectural designs that reflect the Zeitgeist, and its art sculptures that tell the stories of human creativity, Al Noor Island was opened to public in December 2015. It is one of the most impressive destinations from the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and has been developed for all ages

Al Noor Island has an area of 45,470 sqm and includes a wooden walk way that stretches to 3.5 km which takes visitors around the island with a background of soothing music. Other major attractions include the OVO, the literature pavilion, various art sculptures, gardens, children’s play area, a trampoline and artistic lighting features. Al Noor Island is a natural haven for a hassle- experience.

International Awards:

Since its opening in December 2015, Al Noor Island has won a host of prestigious international awards. The Island was named Best Leisure Architecture in Africa and Arabia 2016 as part of the International Property Awards, and was also the recipient of the IF Design Award 2017 and German Design Award 2018.

The Butterfly House was awarded the WAN Metal in Architecture Award 2016 in appreciation of its unique design in using metal in an innovative way, and in the same year was recognised in the Iconic Awards 2016, one of the largest independent international awards on architecture and design, in the Best Architectural Design category.  Also in 2016, this inspirational destination won at the Arabian Property Awards and was a finalist in the WAF 2016 Awards. In 2017, it won the German Design Award and the A Design Award.

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