Quadrantids Meteor Shower
Date: 3 January 2023 (Tuesday night)
Time: 11:00 PM - 04:00 AM
Location: Al Qudra Desert - Dubai
Fee: AED 70 - AED 120
Join us at Al Qudra Desert on the evening of the 3rd of Jan and the morning of the 4th to learn more about our night sky, observe different planets and objects through our telescopes, and possibly see the Quadrantids Meteor Shower!
The Quadrantids are usually active between the end of December and the second week of January, and peak around January 3-4. Unlike other meteor showers that tend to stay at their peak for about two days, the peak period of the Quadrantids only lasts a few hours.
This year, due to the almost full moon, the meteors are not expected to be as clear as on a moonless night which is why we’re calling it a stargazing event with the potential of seeing meteors. This is the part where we are trying to manage your expectations.
Event Ticket Fee:
- General Tickets: AED 120
- Kids (Under 13): AED 100
- DAG Members: AED 70
– We can provide financial aid for DAG Members’ family members. Call or WhatsApp +971 4 221 6603 for support.
- 11:10 PM – Event Introduction
- 11:20 PM – Talk: Quadrantids Meteor Shower
- 01:00 AM – Arabian Astronomy
- 01:15 AM – Sky Mapping Session (Stories about the Constellations)
- 01:30 AM – Q & A Session
- Telescope Observation all throughout the evening (Moon and deep sky objects)
- Phone photography of celestial objects through the telescopes
Pick-up time: 09:25 PM (3 Jan 2023)
Pick-up location: Centerpoint Metro Station (Rashidiya Park parking)
Transportation fee: AED 50/- per person
- 09:25 PM – Pick up from Centerpoint Metro Station
- 09:45 PM – Depart from Centerpoint Metro Station
- 10:45 PM – Arrival at the Event Location
- 11:00 PM – Event Start
- 04:00 AM – Event End
- 04:20 AM – Depart from Event Location
- 05:20 AM – Drop off at Centerpoint Metro Station
Social Distancing Must be practiced at all times
Be sure that you’re sitting or laying at least 2 meters away from others.
The venue for the event is Al Qudra Desert - Dubai
A precise location pin will be sent by email after you register for the program.
Restrooms/bathrooms are a 10-min drive away
Public bathrooms are at Al Qudra Last Exit, a 10-mins drive away from the event location.
Water and Mats will be provided
We will be providing water and mats but you’re free to bring your own.
bring along food and snacks
You are requested to carry any necessities you might deem necessary (water, food, seats, etc.) for your hygiene and safety.
The weather will be cold
Keep in mind that the weather will be cold so wear your jackets and bring along blankets.
A 4x4 car is not required to reach the event location
Although recommended, a 4×4 car is not required to reach the event location.
Please bring a soft copy of the event ticket Email
Please bring a soft copy (on your phone) of the event ticket that contains a QR code to ensure a smooth check-in process.
DAG Members are requested to bring ID
DAG paid members are requested to bring their digital membership card to be presented upon request.
You're requested to bring along your Emirates ID
You are requested to bring any form of identification with you to be presented at the venue upon request.
TRANSPORTATION BUS WILL HAVE THE DAG LOGO FOR IDENTIFICATION
The bus will have the DAG logo and the event name mentioned on the bus for identification.
Kids under 13 need to be accompanied by a parent
Kids under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent. Parents are required to purchase a ticket.
No alcohol is Allowed! this is a family-friendly event
Please be respectful of others and mindful of the environment.
The meteors will not be visible through the telescope
Only celestial observations (planets, stars, etc.) will be done through the telescopes.
No pets are allowed
Pets are not allowed at our events and activities.
Kids under the age of 5 don't require a ticket
We don’t recommend bringing kids under the age of 5 to our events.