Nathaniel Alapide Creates Sand Art At Saadiyat Island To Promote Sustainability - Video
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Nathaniel Alapide Creates Sand Art At Saadiyat Island To Promote Sustainability - Video

Sand artist Nathaniel Alapide has collaborated with Saadiyat Island to create a temporary work of art at the Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas beach.

ArtDayME: Saadiyat Island, the Middle East’s Leading Beach Destination, has teamed up with Nathaniel Alpide, a visionary sand artist, to create a mesmerizing masterpiece of artistry on the beach of Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas. Nathaniel discovered his passion for sand art in 2014 and has since honed his unique talent, leaving his mark on the sands and dunes of the United Arab Emirates.

Using carefully crafted sand grains, Nathaniel has painted a vivid portrait of Saadiyat Island’s natural beauty and cultural diversity. The artwork showcases the pristine beaches and azure waters of the island, offering a sense of relaxation and tranquillity. It also reflects the artistic brilliance of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, which stands under the iconic dome nearby.

The artwork also pays tribute to Saadiyat Island’s commitment to wildlife conservation. It features realistic illustrations of sea turtles and dolphins, whose graceful movements are captured in the sand. It also includes gazelles, whose elegance blends with the natural landscape of the island. Nathaniel has expressed the essence of the island’s coastal beauty, using gentle strokes to depict the waves along the shoreline. He has also incorporated Saadiyat’s world-class golf courses, symbolizing the harmony between leisure and nature. The masterpiece not only celebrates the individuality of each landmark but also connects them into a coherent visual story.

An Invitation to Explore and Enjoy At Saadiyat Island

Saadiyat Island invites guests to immerse themselves in a variety of natural and cultural experiences, from pristine sandy beaches and luxurious resorts, to vibrant wildlife and marine encounters, to a dynamic culture district. The sand art masterpiece is a perfect introduction to the wonders of the island, which can be explored and enjoyed by the whole family. The artwork is located on the beach of Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, and can be viewed daily from 5 pm to 10 pm. The tickets can be bought within the Little Asia zone, which is another attraction in Jeddah’s City Walk. Little Asia is a zone that showcases the diverse cultures and cuisines of eight Asian countries, from Japan to Thailand. The sand art masterpiece will be on display until March 3, 2024, so don’t miss this opportunity to witness the coastal paradise of Saadiyat Island.