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Al Noor Island

Extraordinary sights and landscaped gardens

Al Noor Island is home to an architecturally stunning Butterfly House, serene Literature Pavilion and contemporary sculptures by some of the world’s most famous artists. A 3.5 km-long boardwalk snakes through landscaped gardens, while light installations bring the island to life at night.

Highlights include the tropical biosphere filled with fluttering butterflies, and the egg-shaped OVO art installation. A café serving healthy snacks, a huge children’s playground with slides, swings and climbing frames make this a perfect family destination.

In January, Al Noor Island hosts the International Storytelling Festival, a celebration of tales, fables and myths told in both Arabic and English.
Al Noor Island

Destination Highlights

  • Visit the enchanting Butterfly House
  • Relax at the Literature Pavilion
  • Take a walk through the luscious landscaped gardens
  • Discover contemporary sculptures and light installations
Al Noor Island

How to get there

The car-free island is located on Khalid Lagoon, across the water from Al Majaz Island and opposite the majestic Al Noor Mosque. You can access the island via a pedestrian bridge behind the mosque.

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