On Sunday, the Ruler of Sharjah and Supreme Council Member, H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, inaugurated the Rain Room, in the presence of President of Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF), Sheikha Hoor bint Sultan Al Qasimi.
The Rain Room building is located in Al Majarah, near Buhaira Corniche in Sharjah. It is designed by Sharjah Art Foundation as the Middle East debut, and created by Random International that provides an immersive experience of continuous rainfall.
Visitors who come to see the Rain Room are directed to navigate intuitively and carefully through the dark underground space so that they could protect themselves from the downpour. As they walk through the room, their movements trigger motion sensors that pause the rainfall when their movements are detected.
The Rain Room covered the area of 1460 square meters. It uses 1200 liters of self-cleaning and recycled water. In 2012, it was first launched at The Curve, Barbican, London. Later in 2013, it was presented at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2015 at Yuz Museum, Shanghai and Los Angeles County Museum of Art from 2015 to 2017.