Children’s holiday fun with the Emirates Literature Foundation and Dubai Summer Surprises at The Green Planet
- Storytelling and activities at the indoor rainforest, 19-21 August 2021.
The Emirates Literature Foundation is collaborating with Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) and The Green Planet, Dubai’s only indoor rainforest, to hold an exciting three-day children’s interactive ‘edutainment’ themed around learning to make our world a better place. The ‘Tales of The Green Planet’ event will take place from 19-21 August.
Fun activities for children aged 3-10 include a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, lively storytelling from authors and illustrators, and a letter-writing corner where children can send notes to their favourite animal – and receive a reply back by email. All activities will be free for The Green Planet ticket holders on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Ahlam Bolooki, festival director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the Emirates Literature Foundation’s flagship event, said: “It’s exciting to be able to combine our mission to celebrate books and reading whilst helping to raise awareness of conservation and sustainability. These issues are close to our hearts, so this is a natural collaboration for us. Children are going to love the range of activities on offer, and it’s a great way for them to learn more about these topics.”
Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), said: “Our partnership with the Emirates Literature Foundation and The Green Planet showcases the wide range of events and activities that are on offer during this year’s Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS). Edutainment activities are an important part of DSS, and the three-day event that will be held at The Green Plant is a great opportunity for everyone to learn more about our world and how we can take care of it; all while exploring one of the city’s most unique landmark destinations at the same time.”
The ‘Tales of the Green Planet’ event will be brought to life by storytelling from top authors, illustrators, and performing artists Ebtisam Al-Beiti, Maitha Al Khayat, Noura Al Khoori, Stephanie Robert, Lamya Tawfik, Simar Halwany, Youshey Zakiuddin and Magic Phil with his special brand of interactive magical colourful storytelling featuring camels and other animals.
Victoria Lynn, General Manager- Attractions, Dubai Holding, said: “The Green Planet is all about people of all ages stepping out of their everyday lives into an adventure filled with tropical plants and animals and gaining a greater understanding of the importance of caring for our environment. Tales of the Green Planet will encourage children to get creative throughout the three-day event while opening their imaginations to a tropical animal filled world! We can’t wait for all of our visitors to be a part of it!”
The activities will take place from 19 August between 2-6pm and on 20-21 August from 11am until 6pm. Restricted numbers will be allowed for each session to comply with Covid 19 protocols.