A date with dinosaurs at the mall

A date with dinosaurs at the mall
Updated 17 June 2013

A date with dinosaurs at the mall

A date with dinosaurs at the mall

Even creatures of the past couldn’t resist the charms of the ongoing Jeddah Ghair Festival. Visitors to the Red Sea Mall in the city are shopping in the company of none other than — the dinosaurs.
The mall’s “Shop with Dinosaurs” feature that is running until Aug. 12 is one of the most popular and exciting events of the summer festival. It is being held under the patronage of Hassan Dahlan, deputy secretary general of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI).
Speaking at the inauguration of the shopping festival at the Red Sea Mall last week, Dahlan said the main aim of the Jeddah summer festival is to provide entertainment and educational awareness to children and families. He said visitors to the city will have a “unique experience” by interacting with the dinosaur replicas on display at the mall.
Information and interesting facts on the ancient animals that roamed the world some 230 million years ago is being provided through leaflets and other literature.
Dahlan said events such as these are effective in enhancing children with knowledge in a fun and entertaining way.
He expressed appreciation for the management of the Red Sea Mall, which “took the initiative to enhance public knowledge and give them a glance of the world of dinosaurs.”
Mohammed Alawi, CEO of Red Sea Mall, said the event is the first of its kind in the Kingdom.
“We have many interactive activities that will stimulate children to learn more about dinosaurs, where they can see animated replicas of dinosaurs that represent their actual sizes in an atmosphere similar to and simulating that extinct period of time, which will enhance the visitors’ culture and enrich their general knowledge,” he said.
He added the mall management is committed to hosting health, social, charity and entertainment events, in addition to shopping events, to enhance Saudi society and to engender the spirit of citizenship in young Saudi men and women.
“We want to help them express their feelings toward the nation in their own innovative and creative styles in the fields of art, design and other fields,” said Alawi.