'Al Hefaiyah Mountain Conservation' reopens its doors to visitors

  • Friday 03, July 2020 03:08 PM
  • 'Al Hefaiyah Mountain Conservation' reopens its doors to visitors
Sharjah 24: The Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) in the Emirate of Sharjah, reopened the doors of Al Hefaiyah Mountain Conservation Centre in Kalba, to visitors again after taking necessary precautionary and preventive measures to preserve the health and safety of employees and visitors, and to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
“Sharjah 24” conducted an exclusive interview with Maryam Al Kindi, the director of the centre, addressing number of precautionary and preventive measures that were taken before reopening centre back to the public.

Al Kindi highlighted that in light of UAE’s efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the centre ensured that employees and visitors are wearing masks and gloves before entering the centre.

The centre also takes temperature measurements, provides sterilisers, and stresses on keeping social distances measures by leaving two meters between each individual.

Al Kindi maintained that the centre is considered one of the important tourist destinations in the city and the Emirate of Sharjah in general, as it includes about 30 species of mountain animals, birds and reptiles.

The centre is open daily except for Mondays, and the opening hours on Fridays are from 2 PM to 6:30 PM, while on Saturdays from 11 AM to 6.30 PM, and the opening hours for the rest of the week are from 9 AM to 6.30 PM.

Maryam Al Kindi pointed out that the mechanism of work at the present time includes the guides receiving visitors and taking them on an internal tour throughout the centre, in addition to providing some educational activities about the mountain environment. Whereas, the centre's external tours were stopped for the public's own safety.