Try This Immersive Rain Experience in Sharjah

Missing the rain during this hot summer?

Tamilla Dowse Tamilla Dowse

Try This Immersive Rain Experience in Sharjah
London based contemporary art studio Random International are most known for their immersive installation the Rain Room, which has been shown in several museums around the world. For the first time in the Middle Eastern region, the exhibit has been on display at the Sharjah Art Foundation since May of this year and is one of the first permanent spaces in the museum.

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‎هل قمتم بزيارة الغرفة الماطرة ؟ ادعوا العائلة والأصدقاء لمشاركتكم تجربة المشي تحت المطر دون الحاجة إلى مظلة. يقع هذا العمل التركيبي الدائم والمصمم من قبل الفنانين راندوم إنترناشونال جانب حديقة المجرة. ‎أوقات الزيارة: يومياً 9:00 صباحاً – 9;00 مساءً، عدا الجمعة 4:00 عصراً – 11;00 مساءً ‎للمزيد من المعلومات قوموا بالاتصال على 06 5610095 أو زيارة sharjahart.org ‎التذاكر متوفرة في مبنى الغرفة الماطرة. خرائط جوجل: الغرفة الماطرة Have you visited Rain Room yet? Bring your family and friends and live the experience of walking through continuous rainfall. This immersive installation by @randominternational is open permanently at Al Majarrah Park. Opening hours: Daily, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, except Fridays, 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm For more information please call 06 5610095 or visit sharjahart.org Tickets available at the venue, Google Maps: Rain Room #rainroomsharjah #sharjahartfoundation

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When you enter, you’ll see an open space with continuous rainfall that you’re invited to walk through. Before you get scared about getting soaked, the whole point of this installation is that motion sensors will detect your movement and turn off any rain pour that would fall on you. So you’ll be walking through the rain but none will fall directly onto you. The visitors are essentially part of the installation!

The installation works by using 2,500 litres of self-cleaning recycled water and is controlled by 3D cameras placed on the ceiling. It’s quite an intricate process, but it obviously has to be so that the water nozzles are accurately switched off around the movement of the visitors.

Ticket prices are 25 AED for those 18+, 15 AED for students / teachers (ID required) and free admission for children (up to 5) and people with disabilities. Buy tickets here and check the map for directions on how to get there.