Shaun the Sheep Visits UAE for the First Time
Flocks of children expected at Sharjah’s Sahara Centre to see popular character and friends
Younger visitors to the Sahara Centre will receive more than they baaa-gained for over the next 10 days thanks to the visit of popular children’s TV character, Shaun the Sheep. Along with a number of his friends, the Aardman Animations favourite and star of the forthcoming movie that bears his name will be entertaining guests at the Sahara lifestyle and leisure centre from January 8-18th.
A highly intelligent but wordless character who communicates through bleats, Shaun the Sheep first came to attention with the animated Wallace and Gromit franchise. He has since developed into a full-grown wooly celebrity in his own right and is now the subject of his own dedicated TV show, which follows him and his Mossy Bottom Farm flock as they try to inject some fun into their humdrum lives. The visit is Shaun’s first to the UAE and comes ahead of his debut feature film, which is being launched in the region early this year.
In addition to putting on several shows with his friends throughout each day, with entertainment including stage games and competitions, Shaun the Sheep will be available for a meet and greet at the Sahara Centre’s Promotion Area, 1st level, and Restaurant Area, 2nd level, East Atrium, from 6-9pm. Anyone taking up the offer to have a personal audience with Shaun will be placed into a raffle to win a family dinner package in the East Atrium at restaurants that include Applebee’s, Kosebasi, Chopsticks, Russo’s New York Pizzeria, Makani, Vapiano and Bennigan’s.
About Sahara Centre:
Sahara Centre is strategically located on the Dubai-Sharjah Highway and first opened its doors to customers in February 2002. The mall is home to an eclectic range of retail outlets with key anchor stores, including renowned brands, such as Adventureland, Babyshop, Debenhams, Emax, Fitness First, Grand Cinemas, Home Centre, Iconic, Marina Home, Matalan, Spinneys, Toys ‘R’ Us, Zara. Sahara Centre is open from 10am to 11pm on weekdays, 10am until 12 midnight on Thursdays till Saturdays.