Sheikh Sultan takes a tour of Sharjah Safari Park. File photo
Located in the 16 square kilometre Al-Bardi Reserve, Sharjah Safari is home to numerous endangered species and features 12 distinct habitats, a big natural lake, a picnic space for visitors, as well as cafés placed around the locations where live animal shows take place.
According to the Chairperson of the Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, "The Sharjah Safari, which is the biggest safari in the world outside of Africa, is a genuine African nature reserve and has a crucial and effective role in maintaining biodiversity and wildlife and promoting the UAE's efforts to improve natural life."
"Sharjah safari enhances the impact of ecotourism in the country, since its tourists travel to Africa via a dynamic and one-of-a-kind opportunity to live and interact in the continent's diverse and authentic environments," Al Suwaidi noted.
More than 50,000 animals from more than 120 African species are featured in the safari, which includes the black rhinoceros, one of the safari's most notable and rare residents. There are more than 100,000 African Acacia trees in the Sharjah safari, which includes flora of both local and African origin.
In a statement on Monday, the NCM warned that horizontal visibility may drop even further over some coastal and internal areas, especially Westward, until 09:00 Monday.
In a statement on Tuesday, the NCM warned against a deterioration in horizontal visibility, which may drop even further at times over some coastal and internal areas especially Westward from 04:00 until 09:00 Tuesday.
It also noted that winds are forecasted to be moderate and fresh to strong at times, especially with convective clouds causing blowing dust and sand reducing the horizontal visibility.
Mahmoud Zuaiter's family home in the Deir al-Balah area of central Gaza was flattened, with most of the victims women and children, it added. Zuaiter, who was injured in the attack, has more than 1.2 million fans on Instagram while his videos have been seen widely on YouTube.
The new plan came after air strikes targeted homes in southern Gaza, and as an Israeli delegation arrived in Paris hoping to "unblock" truce discussions. Netanyahu's plan envisages civil affairs in a post-war Gaza being run by Palestinian officials without links to Hamas.
A source briefed on the ceasefire talks, who could not be identified by name or nationality, said talks had begun with Israel's head of Mossad intelligence service meeting separately with each party — Qatar, Egypt and United States.