Exploring The Rich Heritage Of Aflaj at Al Ain Zoo

Al Ain Zoo

Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre at Al Ain Zoo

In celebration of World Water Day, the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre at Al Ain Zoo presents a week-long “Sustainable Water Tour” from 22nd to 29th March. This immersive experience delves into the historical significance of Aflaj, traditional irrigation systems that have sustained communities for generations.

Exploring Aflaj Heritage

The tour offers a captivating journey through the center’s exhibitions, featuring interactive displays, educational games, and models showcasing the Aflaj system’s cultural and heritage significance. Visitors of all ages will gain insights into the construction, water distribution, maintenance, and ongoing use of Aflaj.

Honoring Sheikh Zayed’s Legacy

Learn about the pivotal role of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in preserving Aflaj as vital resources for agriculture and national heritage. His commitment to sustainable water management continues to inspire efforts to conserve these ancient irrigation systems.

Immersive Experience at Al Ain Zoo

Explore the Sharia area within Al Ain Zoo, where the beauty and legacy of Aflaj come to life. Experience the traditional oasis gardens, shaded by towering palm trees, and discover the geometrically designed Sharia and Falaj, showcasing the timeless elegance of Al Ain’s heritage.

Preserving Heritage, Promoting Sustainability

Al Ain Zoo’s Sustainable Water Tour offers a unique opportunity to connect with the past while embracing sustainable practices for the future. Celebrate the enduring legacy of Aflaj and their vital role in preserving water resources for generations to come.


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