Thursday, July 14, 2011

Children’s City celebrates ‘Hag Al Lailah’

Children’s City of Dubai Municipality today completes the third week of its Summer Activities 2011
celebrating the Mid-Sha'ban activity ‘Hag Al Lailah’ at 4.00 pm

Nayla Al Mansoori, Head of Children's City welcomed everyone to Children city with their children
to celebrate the Hag Al Lailah event and participate in different activities. She said that the fifteenth
of Shaaban is a famous event in all cities of Arabian Gulf and number of other Muslim countries,
and it brings happiness for all people from different age group, especially children.

The week included variety of activities and entertainment programmes Such as Fun with Balloons,
Let's Play, Healthy Hands, Yammi (food recipes for children), Your Health in Your Hand, Compete
with Yusuf al-Sharif, and Come on Celebrate.

The ‘Hag Al Lailah’ occasion has been celebrated with variety entertainment programmes, including
gift bags for children, kids’ tour around the city to collect sweets from each section and playing Hag
Al Lailah games.

"On 15th of Shaaban, groups of children take tour of their areas knocking on neighbours' doors and
sing a song for this event. They hold in their hand an empty bag and return to their home loaded
with all kinds of nuts and candies," she said.

The Children's City Theatre would host a large number of events such as desserts marathon
competition, most beautiful bag, popular dance "Youla," tour with Abdullah bin London and
distribution of sweets and toys. Gifts and prizes will be distributed to the winners and all

The last week is titled ‘Art World’ from July 17 until 23, which includes Giant Painting and Artistic Surprises
in cooperation with Sharjah Museums Department, Magic, Fun with Balloons, Arabic Calligraphy, Islamic Art,
Face Painting, Sand Painting, Art of Cartoon, In addition to the closing ceremony of summer activities.
For more information on programmes and registration public can access the Children's City website, http:// or email at or call 04-3340808.

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