As the season that’s known for bringing to life community spirit and togetherness, Ramadan is also a time for introspection, spiritual reflection, and abstinence. In essence, it is a month that allows us to bring out the best version of ourselves by investing in our mind, body and soul. Here are 6 ways you can do just that at Umm Al Emarat Park.
Feel The Ramadan Spirit:
Witness the daily cannon firing at the Park’s entrance, and head down to the Children’s Garden every Monday after Iftar to enjoy hakawaty storytelling sessions by Bait Arabi and instrumental musical sessions by Sherine Tohamy, Eman Al Hashimi, Maan Hamadeh, and Patrizia Masutti.
Centre Yourself Through Mindful Walking:
The Green Jogging track is the perfect location to go for a mindful walk – especially before Iftar. Surrounded by greenery, take the time to soak in nature and be mindful of the earth beneath your feet, the air flowing in and out of your lungs, the sights, sounds, and smells you experience as you walk. Establish a deeper connection between your mind and body. Spending time in nature also opens us up to the wonder we’re surrounded with and allows us to appreciate and be grateful for our place in the world.
Enjoy an Al Fresco Film:
Find your spot at the Children’s Garden and enjoy rounds of movie-packed screenings of all the best, family-friendly, box office blockbusters in the Park’s outdoor cinema.
Jump The Iftar Calories Away:
At the Park until the end of April, visitors can join the BOUNCE jumping revolution and experience the adrenaline rush of – literally – jumping into a trampoline-based adventure.
Take Your Body To The Next level With Seven Wellness & Daman Heroes:
With the weather being just right enough to get you sweating while still pushing through that much-needed breeze, head down to the Park and take your fitness to the next level by participating in meditative sessions by Seven Wellness on Wednesdays from 5pm to 6pm and Daman Heroes on the 20 and 27 April at 5pm. For those that would like to say home, you may also follow these sessions virtually on Umm Al Emarat Park’s social channels.
Cook At Home With Umm Al Emarat Park
In collaboration with Slim n’ Lite, Green For Life Café, and bloggers such as One Arab Vegan and Salwa Shalabi, followers will be able to bring their cooking skills to life by following exclusive and healthy video recipes on Umm Al Emarat Park’s social channels. From savoury to sweet, followers will surely impress loved ones with a unique, succulent Iftar.
Priding itself as a health and wellness haven, Umm Al Emarat Park is a meeting place that builds on the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, known for his devotion to the environment and nature.