Wed 10-01-2018 14:04 PM
SHARJAH, 10th January, 2018 (WAM) -- Children are now able to learn important road safety skills while having fun at Al Majaz Waterfront. Sharjah’s family destination has just opened its ‘MiniCity’ driving school, meaning that little ones can receive a vital grounding in traffic awareness as they enjoy motoring around a specially designed road layout in electrically powered cars.
MiniCity takes the form of a scaled down driving track for children filled with road signs, traffic signals and miniature models of the region’s most renowned buildings and landmarks. Designed for young ones aged from 2 to 10 years of age, the facility offers a secure learning and play environment as it teaches the basics of road etiquette and safety.
"MiniCity is a landmark new offering from Al Majaz Waterfront as it marks the first time that the lifestyle and leisure destination has combined learning with fun. As an edutainment concept, Mini City has an extremely important practical aspect as it develops youth awareness regarding basic road safety – a vital skill set helps keep children safe. Al Majaz Waterfront is a part of the Sharjah community and through engaging with children at MiniCity, it is honoured to be able to play such an important societal role as teaching little one’s road safety," said Mohammed Al Mazroui, Manager of Al Majaz Waterfront.
MiniCity provides 10 to 20 cars for operating on an outdoor mini-track, with the educational aspect of the venture seeing the youngsters attend a specially devised safety class. After the class, the children are then able to take to the track to practice their road skills and enjoy being in the role of a driver. On completion of the circuit, the youngsters are awarded a personalised souvenir and their very own MiniCity Driver’s License, which can be reused with driving time on MiniCity’s roads. The importance of the safety element MiniCity is underscored by the fact that it is being supported by strategic partners Health and Tourism in Sharjah, Sharjah Police Headquarters and the Roads and Transport Authority.