Sharjah Aquarium receives Gulf Special Needs delegation

Sharjah: Sharjah Aquarium has received a delegation of 70 members from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, and the UAE, who are participating in the ongoing 4th gathering for special needs GCC citizens.

The General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare has invited the GCC delegates to attend the gathering which is being taking place from 15-21 September and dedicated to individuals with special needs.

The guests toured the aquarium through water tunnels and over bridges, which are equipped with advanced technologies as per the latest international systems. They also got the chance to experience and learn about the marine environment of the UAE through its displays of a wide variety of more than 120 fish species, some rare and colorful, living in this beautifully constructed habitat.

Speaking on the occasion, Manal Aataya, Director General of Sharjah Museums Department, said, “We are pleased to accept the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare’s invitation of GCC guests to visit the aquarium as it falls in line with our commitment to reflecting the UAE’s keen interest in preserving marine life as part of Emirati society’s culture and heritage. We also strongly support all efforts aiming to fulfill the needs and aspirations of individuals with special needs.

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