The Snake Oasis – one of the interesting activities this week – is a complete contrast from the world of arts but has attracted 4,000 people in the first two days.

The Snake Oasis located at the Mercato Mall exhibits several species of snakes from a wide variety of habitats.

Lt Col Jassim Abdul Ghafour, head of the Arts Surprises committee, said: "We decided to organise the Snake Oasis as an out of the ordinary event that every member of the family can enjoy. There is a possibility that we might extend the activity to continue at Mercato Mall beyond the Arts Surprises week, due to the its huge popularity."

The Snake Oasis is open from 10.30am to 10pm throughout the Arts Surprises theme week at the Mercato Mall.