Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority Launches Skatepark at Saqr Park

24 February 2020
  • The free to attend launch of the skatepark will take place from the 27th to the 29th of February
  • The event will include skateboarding sessions, music and games as well as exciting food and retail pop ups, promising a fun-filled day out for the family
  • The new skatepark offers obstacles including a bowl, pyramids, ledges, banks and round rails, built within a Ghaf Tree reserve in Saqr Park

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) will officially open a skatepark at Saqr Parkits brand new outdoor attraction located in the largest recreational park in Ras Al Khaimah, with a fun-filled family event from Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th February.

A free public event that’s open to all, skatepark at Saqr Park will come to life from 3pm to 10pm each day in an alfresco festival of food, shopping and skating action. Its official opening will be celebrated on Friday 28th February with special performances from renowned international skateboarders – 15-year-old Isabelly Avila, her father Garcia Rodriguez and 13-year-old Virginia Fortes Aguas. They will also lead workshops where visitors will have the opportunity to skate with the pros and pick up key techniques, skills and tricks. There will also be games, entertainment, music and an array of delicious food options to choose from throughout the three-day event as well as an outdoor market of goods from local artisans and retailers for those looking to do some shopping.

The new skating facility at Saqr Park is a key addition to what is the largest public recreational area in Ras Al Khaimah. Its opening aligns with RAKTDA’s mandate to cater to the array of interests of visitors to the Emirate as well as the local community. It offers a well-equipped outdoor space spanning 620sqm for the UAE’s growing skating community and guests to face off against a series of obstacles, including a bowl, pyramids, ledges, banks and round rails. The park will enhance Saqr Park’s standing as a one-of-a-kind leisure venue and is set to become a hotspot for the Emirate’s avid skateboarders, rollerbladers and BMX bike riders.

Guests will also enjoy its unique design, centered around greenspace in a Ghaf Tree reserve within Saqr Park. Using the surrounding nature as inspiration, the park incorporates Ghaf trees into its design to ensure the trees are both well protected as well as provide natural shading.

Launch Event Information:

Event: Launch of skatepark at Saqr Park

About: Spend the weekend at the launch of skatepark at Saqr Park, the largest public recreational area in Ras Al Khaimah. The free public event, open to everyone, will be held in partnership with Ripe Market and Truckers Dubai, and will offer an array of mouthwatering F&B options as well as retail and craft vendors for those looking for an alfresco shopping experience. In addition, there will be skateboarding workshops from international skateboarders where visitors can learn key techniques and skills, and pick up some tricks along the way.

Dates: Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th February

Timings: 3:00pm – 10:00pm

Where: Saqr Park, Ras Al Khaimah

Cost: Free Entry

Skateboarding Sessions: Thursday 27th February, with the first session running from 16:00 to 16:30 and the second session from 17:00 to 17:30

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