If you're from a rainy country, it's likely that - even though we live in the sunshine - you will have pangs for some rain every so often. Well, the Sharjah Art Foundation has an (arty) solution, the Rain Room...
This immersive installation is now open permanently at the Al Majarrah Park gallery.
According to the Shajah Art Foundation website, the Rain Room is "a site-specific installation created by Random International, provides an immersive experience of continuous rainfall. When visitors enter the room, they are directed to navigate intuitively and carefully through the dark underground space in order to protect themselves from the downpour. As the visitors walk through the room, which uses 1,200 litres of self-cleaning, recycled water, their movements trigger motion sensors that pause the rainfall when their movements are detected."
The Rain Room installation was first launched at The Curve, Barbican, London in 2012 and then it travelled to the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2013, Yuz Museum, Shanghai in 2015 and was finally housed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from 2015–2017.
Tickets cost Dhs25 per person (students and teachers Dhs15 - ID required, children under 5 have free admission).
INFO: Open from 9am-9pm, Sat-Thu, 4pm-11pm, Fri, 06 5610095, sharjahart.org