Interactive Al-Jahiz Exhibition wows Jeddah audiences, KSA

1001 Inventions event creates awareness of animal extinction

Jeddah, 21st July 2022: 1001 Inventions completes a hugely popular “Al-Jahiz and the Book of Animals” exhibition at The Village Mall as an anchor edutainment zone in the Jeddah Season 2022.

The exhibition brought to life one of the oldest books written in Arabic about animals to help inspire curiosity in children and to promote caring for all living things.

The “Al-Jahiz and the Book of Animals” exhibition aims to raise awareness of the modern-day threats to the natural world and prompt urgent action, starting with a commitment to strive to live in harmony with nature. It seeks to enable young people to draw lessons from the past to help safeguard our future.

Full of high-tech virtual reality experiences (provided by DIGICOM UAE) that brought animal life and nature to life, the highly engaging exhibition is part of a global educational initiative created by 1001 Inventions.

It comprises of an exhibition, film, interactive exhibits, 4D experiences, hands on workshops and educational materials, that together provide a journey of discovery into the animal kingdom and natural world through the eyes of 9th-century explorer Al-Jahiz.

The exhibition residency was extended due to popular demand attended by tens of thousands of visitors.

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Read the Children’s Arabic Book:
تحميل كتاب الجاحظ وكتاب الحيوان

Who was Al-Jahiz?

Amr ibn Bahr al-Kinani, widely known by his nickname Al-jahiz due to an eye deformity, was an Arab prose writer and author of works of literature. He developed a love for – and expertise in the Arabic language becoming an avid reader and prolific writer. A unique feature of his oeuvre is that he tailored his writing in such a manner that the general community could understand; interspersing his writing, with anecdotes, humour and witticisms.

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