Take A Selfie With Over 20 Exotic Species Of Butterflies At The Butterfly House In Noor Island, Sharjah

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Take A Selfie With Over 20 Exotic Species Of Butterflies At The Butterfly House In Noor Island, Sharjah

Amidst the buzzing streets of Sharjah’s lies a pretty, secluded, and calm piece of land, little known to many. Al Noor Island is undoubtedly Sharjah’s little oasis. The small island is docked in the Khalid Lagoon and is connected to Buhairah Corniche by a footbridge. Visitors can make their way through the wooden walkways, near the Al Noor mosque.

The Noor Island has a little something for every age group. Count butterflies, admire sculptures, team up with your kids in the playground or simply soaking in the serenity. In addition, the island is home to over 70,000 trees and plants, exotic trees, pre-historic books and a butterfly house.

Get Up Close & Personal With Over 20 Exotic Species Of Butterflies

Looking straight out of a fairy tale, this place lets you get up close and personal with over 20 exotic species of butterflies. The Butterfly House is the Island’s primary attraction and has been ergonomically designed to let in natural light and retain humidity, creating a safe refuge for butterflies of all shapes, sizes and patterns. Stroll through and learn about the different species of butterflies or spot the ones camouflaged with nature. Besides, the butterfly house also has a café, so time flies by as swiftly as these winged beauties when you’re here. So make sure you grab a bite!

Explore The Art & Sculpture At Noor Island

Noor Island boasts awe-inspiring pieces by celebrated artists & sculptors. There are a total of 6 installations, challenging your visual perceptions with an illusionary play of light and reflections. And the best part- even the seating doubles as works of art! The special park benches are three-dimensionally deformed and imprinted with colorful outdoor-qualified UV prints, making them worthy of admiration alongside other pieces.

Spend An Evening At The Literature Pavilion

Book worms are in for a treat when here! There’s a cozy literature pavilion, set amidst lush greenery. So, make sure you set aside some time to pick your favorite book and curl up on the comfy cushions scattered around. The Pavilion is perfect for readers and writers seeking solace from the bustling city life to delve into literature, poetry and everything to do with the written word. Light background music, the soothing sounds of a fountain, tastefully designed seating areas and subtle calligraphic reflections create an open platform for the exchange of ideas and literary expressions.

What Can Kids Do?

Wondering what kids will have in a setting of art and literature? Well, the little ones have plenty of open spaces to run around and tricky ropes to navigate. The playground promises endless hours of fun. Built around the natural landscape of the Island and surrounded by abundant trees and plants, it’s perfect for kids to enjoy some quality outdoor time.

And finally, when the sun sets, find yourself in the midst of twinkling fairy lights, warm glows and bright neons that make for a delightfully dazzling evening.