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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - PARKS

Dubai Municipality completes first phase of ‘Hatta Hiking’ project

Posted on 16/04/2017

Dubai Municipality has announced the completion of the first phase of the Hatta Hiking project, which aims to boost tourism activity in the region, as part of the Hatta Comprehensive Development Plan. The municipality said that the first phase of the Hatta Hiking project covers 9 km. The hiking trail, developed under the project, has been designed in an eco-friendly way to blend in with the unique natural environment of the area. The first phase named ‘City Hiking' links several monuments and ...  >>MORE

Dubai Miracle Garden creates world record for largest floral installation

Posted on 05/12/2016

Dubai Miracle Garden has received a Guinness World Records certificate for building the world's largest floral installation. Over 200 installation crew members worked for 180 days and a total of 144,000 hours to create the installation built in the shape of an Emirates A380. Abdel Naser Rahhal, Co-Founder and Creator of Dubai Miracle Garden, received the certificate from the international committee of the Guinness World Records at a ceremony held at the Dubai Miracle Garden on 2 December 2016 ...  >>MORE

Emirates A380 blossoms at Dubai Miracle Garden

Posted on 24/11/2016

A new botanical wonder has taken root at the heart of the world's largest natural flower garden in Dubai. Emirates Airline has teamed up with Dubai Miracle Garden to construct the world's largest floral installation through a life-size version of the Emirates A380, covered in more than 500,000 fresh flowers and living plants. When in full bloom, the aircraft structure will have an unprecedented total stem count of 5 million flowers and will weigh over 100 tonnes (take-off weight of an actual ...  >>MORE

DM to unveil Dubai Garden Glow Season 2

Posted on 03/11/2016

Dubai Municipality has announced that it will unveil Season 2 of Dubai Garden Glow on Sunday, one of the world's largest themed gardens. Covering 60 acres at Zabeel Park, the twin attraction this season offers an exclusive, open air, Dinosaur Park and a Glow Park inspired by the underwater world, nature and environment with an ode to extinct species. The Dinosaur Park, with 100 animatronic dinosaurs, will offer fun and educational experiences like the Dino Lab, Museum and Zoo and other ...  >>MORE

ADM to spend AED 94m on Sheikha Fatima Park renovation

Posted on 21/07/2016

The Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport at Abu Dhabi City Municipality will start renovation of Sheikha Fatima Park (formerly Khalidiya Ladies Park), at a cost of AED94 million. The project, which started in June and is slated for completion in July, 2018, is intended to meet the needs and aspirations of the community, nurture an upscale environment and provide modern services and an excellent family rendezvous. The project reflects the keenness of Abu Dhabi government to provide a ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Municipality celebrates “Trees for the Earth”

Posted on 15/05/2016

Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) celebrated this year's Earth Day, themed ‘Trees for the Earth', with more green achievements by expanding landscaped areas, planting more trees, and building more parks, recreational facilities, and road landscaping projects, among other greenery works covering all municipal assets and public utilities. Observing this global event reaffirms the commitment of the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport - Abu Dhabi City Municipality to ensuring the ...  >>MORE

Umm Al Emarat Park earns Green Flag status

Posted on 02/05/2016

Umm Al Emarat Park has been awarded the Green Flag, an international award given to the best green spaces according to a set of criteria established by the UK organisation. "Working towards securing the Green Flag Award for Umm Al Emarat Park began during the early stages of park design and construction. We wanted to make sure that it met the required criteria for different award categories," said Tanuja Kothari, project director at Al Ain Properties, which built the park. The criteria met by ...  >>MORE

ADM undertakes projects casting over AED 30 million to build children playgrounds during 2015-16

Posted on 03/04/2016

Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) has unveiled the layout of 20 sites for children playgrounds to be constructed within parks during 2015-2016 at a cost of more than AED 30.542 million, spanning an area of over 14,000 square meters under the infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi Mainland – North. These projects, which come as part of the Master Development Plan of Abu Dhabi and suburbs 2030, reflect the Municipal System's keenness and strategy aimed at developing infrastructure system of all ...  >>MORE

Mohamed bin Zayed renames Mushrif Central Park to "Mother of the Nation Park"

Posted on 29/03/2016

Pursuant to the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has ordered changing the name of the "Mushrif Central Park" into the "Mother of the Nation Park". This comes in recognition of the national and social march of giving by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the ...  >>MORE

Al Noor Island welcomed more than 28,000 visitors during its first month

Posted on 27/01/2016

More than 28,000 people have visited Al Noor Island, Sharjah's newest tourist and leisure destination in its first month since opening to the public. The island, which combines art and nature, was inaugurated by H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah last month to coincide with Sharjah being selected as the Capital of Arab Tourism for 2015. The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, launched Al Noor Island as part of its ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Municipality constructs six residential parks in Mohammed bin Zayed City, Khalifa City and Bani Yas in 2015

Posted on 25/01/2016

Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) concluded the year 2015 with a flurry of projects undertaken to improve infrastructure, maintain and rehabilitate roads, bridges and tunnel system, and enhance lighting, among others. These projects underscore the municipal system's keenness to keep pace with the development drive witnessed by Abu Dhabi. Also, the projects were carried out as per high-quality specifications, and included building modern infrastructure facilities capable of offering services ...  >>MORE

Glowing garden hopes to have 1 million visitors

Posted on 25/01/2016

The Dh60 entry fee was not a deterrent in attracting over 150,000 visitors to Dubai's latest tourist destination, Dubai Garden Glow, in its first month. The Dubai Municipality on Sunday announced that the glowing garden in Zabeel Park, which opened its doors to the public on December 23, has received an overwhelming response and is hopeful of closing the season with a 1 million visitor count. In a statement issued on Sunday, Mohammed Abdul Rahman Al Awadi, director of Public Parks and ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi unveils array of development projects

Posted on 24/01/2016

Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) has announced the completion of a number of projects in 2015 ranging from improvements in infrastructure, maintenance and renovation of roads, bridges and tunnels, besides the upgrading of lighting systems. The municipality said the projects underscore the civic body's keenness to keep pace with the development drive in Abu Dhabi and provide high quality specifications and modern infrastructure capable of offering services that measure up to the development ...  >>MORE

Ahmed bin Mohammed opens Dubai Garden Glow

Posted on 22/12/2015

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, yesterday opened Dubai Garden Glow, a uniquely themed edutainment park using recycled products to reduce carbon footprint. The Dh30-million project was built by Dubai Municipality on an area of 16000 sqm in Zabeel Park. It was inspired by wonders across the globe and has created several experiences that will take visitors from Masai Mara wildebeest migration to the tulips of the ...  >>MORE

Dubai gets a glow-in-the-dark park

Posted on 13/12/2015

Dubai's night view is all set to get brighter with trees, plants, flowers, ants and animals illuminating themselves in a first of its kind "glow garden" that has come up in the heart of the city. In a surprise announcement, the Dubai Municipality has said that it is gearing up to open the "Dubai Garden Glow", an innovative garden with the diverse theme of "Art by Day, Glow by Night". The Dh30-million project is said to be one of the largest uniquely themed gardens in the world. Showcasing ...  >>MORE

Dubai set to bloom with over 37m flowers

Posted on 16/11/2015

The city is all set to bloom with more than 37 million flowers after Dubai Municipality's exhaustive efforts to beautify the city's highways and byways. Mohammad Abdul Rahman Al Awadhi, head of the agriculture section at the Public Parks and Horticulture Department at Dubai Municipality, told Gulf News that the unit of over 1,700 workers is responsible for the planting and maintenance of flowers during three phases of the year. "The main times of the year when the flowers are planted in ...  >>MORE

New Dubai park runs on solar energy

Posted on 31/08/2015

The first solar-powered and environmentally friendly park has been launched by Dubai Municipality. In line with Dubai's vision for 2020 to reduce energy consumption by 30 per cent, Dubai Municipality completed its first trial to operate environmentally friendly parks. The parks, which will operate independently from the water and electricity authority, will generate energy from the sun with the use of solar panels. Engineer Mohammad Mashroom, Director of General Projects Department, said that ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi City Municipality launches Sharia Park upgrading project in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 26/08/2015

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality has announced the release of a public tender for developing, investing and managing Sharia Park in Abu Dhabi. The project is part of the municipal system's commitment to upgrade the calibre of service facilities, and raise the bar on the standards of parks and recreational gardens to bring them in line with world-class standards under the overall objective of Abu Dhabi Government to enhance sustainable development projects. The municipality called on potential ...  >>MORE

Green flag raised at three Abu Dhabi parks

Posted on 20/07/2015

Three parks in the city have received an international award for their adherence to environmental standards. The parks in Delma, Khalifa City and Al Rahba were given the Green Flag Award for the sustainable practices used in their management, reported Al Ittihad, the sister newspaper of The National. Abu Dhabi Municipality said the award was a result of its improvements in health and safety practices and energy efficiency. The authority aims to expand green areas to provide more options for ...  >>MORE

New parks and plazas for Dubai under way

Posted on 02/07/2015

Nine public parks and public squares are currently being built in Dubai, Hussain Lootah, Director-General, Dubai Municipality, said. The projects, worth Dh77 million in total, will add more green and leisure spaces in the city. Lootah said the projects are in line with the aims of the municipality to deliver happiness to people by way of services that benefit the community. Meanwhile, development works worth Dh6.2 million in Al Mushrif Park are 90 per cent complete and expected to be ...  >>MORE

Dubai Safari Park project to be completed next year

Posted on 26/04/2015

Dubai Safari, the long-awaited upcoming zoo park, is 30 per cent complete and expected to open in the third quarter of 2016, an official said on Saturday. Hussain Lootah, Dubai Municipality Director-General, said on Saturday that the massive Dh1 billion project will cover 119 hectares of land. Dubai Safari, coming up in Al Warqa'a area, will replace the existing decades-old Dubai Zoo. The plan to relocate roughly 1,000 animals was developed and revised many times in the past decade, pushing ...  >>MORE

Dubai sets eye on 'mini world' park ahead of Expo 2020

Posted on 06/04/2015

Dubai Municipality will commence work on a ‘Mini World Park', designed to showcase replicas of famous monuments from all over the world, after it finalises its location, a senior government official told Emirates 24|7. "The park is on hold, but we are going to restart once we determine a location. There are alternative locations and we haven't decided on it,” Abdulla Mohammed Rafia, Assistant Director General for Engineering and Planning Sector, Dubai Municipality, told this website in an ...  >>MORE

Dubai Miracle Garden wins international award

Posted on 04/04/2015

Dubai Miracle Garden has won the Moselle Award for New Garden Experience of the Year by the Garden Tourism Awards 2015. The Dubai tourist attraction was honoured at the International Garden Tourism Network (IGTN) Awards Lunch and Presentation during the 2015 Garden Tourism Conference in Toronto. Home to over 45 million flowers, Dubai Miracle Garden covers 72,000 square metres and is located in the Dubailand Area. The International Garden Tourism Awards recognise exceptional experiences and ...  >>MORE

First butterfly garden in region opens in Dubai

Posted on 28/03/2015

Thousands of brightly coloured butterflies are the latest attraction at Dubai Miracle Garden. The first butterfly garden in the region has now opened at the green oasis, just off Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road. The circular garden features nine domes covering 1,800 square metres and it has a capacity for 300 people. Each dome is decorated with flower displays and are home to a range of butterflies in various colours, sizes and species. The domes are climate-controlled, giving the ...  >>MORE

Five public parks to open in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 26/03/2015

People living in Al Shamkha and Al Adleh will soon be able to enjoy five public parks that are being built by the municipality. The first, at Al Shamkha, which cost Dh5 million to build, is expected to open this month. Four others at Al Adleh, which cost about Dh29 million in total, are scheduled to be completed this year. Musabah Al Murar, acting general manager of Abu Dhabi City Municipality, said: "The landscape of recreational facilities and parks is always on the rise to keep pace with ...  >>MORE

Hazza bin Zayed opens Mushrif Central Park

Posted on 20/03/2015

H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has opened the Mushrif Central Park, one of the largest and oldest parks in Abu Dhabi. The event was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the follow up of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region. Sheikh Hazza ...  >>MORE

Mushrif Central Park opens its doors on March 20th

Posted on 11/03/2015

Mushrif Central Park, formerly Mushrif Park, is to re-open after two years of redevelopment, changing Abu Dhabi's offering of community spaces. The project, by Abu Dhabi-based Al Ain Properties, opens for the community on Friday, March 20th 2015. There will be several fun-filled community celebrations for children and adults throughout the weekend in the park's new venues including Abu Dhabi's first outdoor Amphitheatre in a park and a striking Shade House with an indoor botanic garden. The ...  >>MORE

Dubai Municipality opens solar powered Al Khazan Park

Posted on 02/03/2015

Dubai Municipality yesterday opened Al Khazan Park, the first Dubai park to run completely on solar power, in the presence of Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality and Abdullah Al-Shibani, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai and other officials. It is part of an ongoing drive to make Dubai parks more environment-friendly and energy-efficient, said Mohammad Al Fardan, head of parks and recreation section, Dubai Municipality. "The municipality is also ...  >>MORE

New look for Baniyas Square fountain

Posted on 17/01/2015

Dubai's Baniyas Square received a facelift with the Dubai Municipality renovating the timeworn fountain in the once most bustling area of old Dubai. It took about Dh400,000 to complete the 10-month long restoration work. The shape and size of the fountain has been maintained, officials said while opening the renovated fountain. "The municipality is keen on preserving the heritage environment and nature in the square,” Director-General of Dubai Municipality, Hussain Nasser Lootah said. "The ...  >>MORE

RTA opens new jogging track around Safa Park

Posted on 10/01/2015

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with the Dubai Municipality, opened a new jogging track around Safa Park under Part 1 of Phase III of the Dubai Water Canal Project which covers digging a 3 km-long canal. Engineer Maitha bin Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic and Roads Agency, said: "The Canal works have impacted part of Safa Park; which required modifying the boundary wall of the Park and constructing a jogging track conforming to the same specifications of the existing track. ...  >>MORE

Popular Abu Dhabi park set to re-open early next year

Posted on 31/12/2014

Mushrif Central Park in Abu Dhabi is scheduled to re-open early next year with many extra features. Renovations are now in the final stages. Previously known as Mushrif Park, the recreational area first opened to visitors in 1982. It is one of the oldest and largest urban parks in the city and was open to women and children only. In January last year, the park was closed for redevelopment. At the time, more than 150,000 people visited the park annually. When it re-opens – it has not yet been ...  >>MORE

Sector park to be built in Hatta

Posted on 17/12/2014

Dubai Municipality has approved the setting up of the first sector park in Hatta at an estimated cost of Dh15 million to add a distinct facility to the UAE's rich heritage and an outlet for people in Hatta. The park, located near Hatta rocky mountains, will provide a charming view offering visitors a glimpse into Dubai's rich history in mountainous areas, which have become an important heritage site for tourists and residents to spend enjoyable times during weekends. Eng Hussain Nasser ...  >>MORE

Free WiFi connection at parks, beaches in Dubai

Posted on 13/10/2014

Dubai's parks and beaches are going smart with the Dubai Municipality launching an exclusive mobile application and announcing free WiFi connection for visitors. Smart app The municipality also launched a new mobile app called ‘Dubai Parks and Beaches'. "This app will help search for parks and beaches by activities, view facilities and amenities and also plan a visit to the beach or park by getting the weather conditions in advance,” said Mohammed Al Fardan, Head of Parks at Parks and ...  >>MORE

Celebrate Eid in Dubai Parks, enjoy an array of entertainment activities

Posted on 29/09/2014

The public parks in Dubai have been prepared to entertain visitors during the Eid Al Adha holidays with an array of art performances and entertainment activities, according to Mohamed Abdul Rahman Al Awadi, Director of Public Parks and Horticulture Department at Dubai Municipality. "The move is aimed at providing maximum entertainment and happiness for residents and visitors to Dubai during the Eid days. Most of the programmes are targeting families and children, considering the increased ...  >>MORE

Al Majaz Waterfront: A unique family destination

Posted on 21/09/2014

The Dh120-million Al Majaz Waterfront, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority's (Shurooq) debut project, has changed the landscape along the Khalid Lagoon, from a simple stretch of land to an ideal area for recreation for families and tourists alike. Al Majaz Waterfront boasts of a range of recreational options, ranging from the fun-filled activity centre called Alwan and the 800-square-metre Splash Park, the first-of-its-kind in the region, designed to be completely safe and suitable ...  >>MORE

Al Montazah opens its doors exclusively to ladies every Tuesday

Posted on 20/08/2014

Al Montazah Amusement and Water Park, Sharjah's newest family entertainment hotspot, announced reserving its water park every Tuesday exclusively for ladies and their children. Every Tuesday, women will be able to privately enjoy the water park's various facilities with their children and most loved ones in a safe, comfortable and men-free environment. Men will be able to enjoy the facilities and amenities at Al Montazah Amusement park. Scheduled for every Tuesday from 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m., ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi City Municipality constructs children playgrounds, 8 public parks at Baniyas

Posted on 14/08/2014

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality is engaged in developing designs of four public parks at Baniyas city, meanwhile work has started for constructing 4 other parks in the same area expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2017. The new parks projects epitomize the vision of the municipal system based on achieving sustainable development and boosting the standards of quality life in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It also concurs with the mission of the municipality aimed at delivering top ...  >>MORE

Disability-friendly parks in Dubai by 2016

Posted on 21/07/2014

The civic body on Sunday announced that it intends to have disabled-friendly parks throughout the city by the end of 2016, in a bid to make the entire city a disabled-friendly one by 2020. As part of Dubai Municipality's strategy in making the emirate a friendly one for people with disabilities, 20 per cent of each park, theme park and square will be easily accessible to those in wheelchairs, the blind, or those with other disabilities. The project is expected to start in October and to be ...  >>MORE

RTA completes Phase I of Jumeirah Corniche

Posted on 13/07/2014

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed the initial phase of the Jumeirah Corniche project extending more than 2 km starting from the Dubai Sailing Club up to a point adjacent to the Dubai Municipality's Centre at Umm Suqeim. Completion rate in the entire project has exceeded 70% and all works are expected to be completed and the project opened in full next October. Nabeel Mohammed Salih, Director of Roads, RTA Traffic and Roads Agency, said, "The completed part will be opened ...  >>MORE

First butterfly garden to open in Dubai

Posted on 16/06/2014

Along with 45 million blooming flowers at Dubai Miracle Garden, visitors will soon be able to capture the beauty of thousands of butterflies during their visit to the park. Currently under construction, the first butterfly garden in the region will be located in Dubai's Miracle Garden near Arabian Ranches. "The tentative date of opening is after 30 to 45 days, and work is currently under process. Ticket prices are not defined yet,” Engineer Abdul Nasser Rahhal, Managing Director of AKAR ...  >>MORE

Unlock a park using your smart phone!

Posted on 13/05/2014

Visitors to Dubai's sprawling Mushrif Park will soon be able to enter the park using their smart phones. The park is all set to enthral visitors with the art of paint war, space telescopes, digital planetarium, nature adventures and air-conditioned chalets as part of a major revamp planned for increasing the footfall to the park. The Dubai Municipality has approved installation of smart gates as part of implementing Dubai's Smart Government initiative, according to a Press statement issued by ...  >>MORE

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Dubai Municipality completes first phase of ‘Hatta Hiking’ project


Dubai Miracle Garden creates world record for largest floral installation


Emirates A380 blossoms at Dubai Miracle Garden


DM to unveil Dubai Garden Glow Season 2


ADM to spend AED 94m on Sheikha Fatima Park renovation


Abu Dhabi Municipality celebrates “Trees for the Earth”


Umm Al Emarat Park earns Green Flag status


ADM undertakes projects casting over AED 30 million to build children playgrounds during 2015-16


Mohamed bin Zayed renames Mushrif Central Park to "Mother of the Nation Park"


Al Noor Island welcomed more than 28,000 visitors during its first month


Abu Dhabi Municipality constructs six residential parks in Mohammed bin Zayed City, Khalifa City and Bani Yas in 2015


Glowing garden hopes to have 1 million visitors


Abu Dhabi unveils array of development projects


Ahmed bin Mohammed opens Dubai Garden Glow


Dubai gets a glow-in-the-dark park


Dubai set to bloom with over 37m flowers


New Dubai park runs on solar energy


Abu Dhabi City Municipality launches Sharia Park upgrading project in Abu Dhabi


Green flag raised at three Abu Dhabi parks


New parks and plazas for Dubai under way


Dubai Safari Park project to be completed next year


Dubai sets eye on 'mini world' park ahead of Expo 2020


Dubai Miracle Garden wins international award


First butterfly garden in region opens in Dubai


Five public parks to open in Abu Dhabi


Hazza bin Zayed opens Mushrif Central Park


Mushrif Central Park opens its doors on March 20th


Dubai Municipality opens solar powered Al Khazan Park


New look for Baniyas Square fountain


RTA opens new jogging track around Safa Park


Popular Abu Dhabi park set to re-open early next year


Sector park to be built in Hatta


Free WiFi connection at parks, beaches in Dubai


Celebrate Eid in Dubai Parks, enjoy an array of entertainment activities


Al Majaz Waterfront: A unique family destination


Al Montazah opens its doors exclusively to ladies every Tuesday


Abu Dhabi City Municipality constructs children playgrounds, 8 public parks at Baniyas


Disability-friendly parks in Dubai by 2016


RTA completes Phase I of Jumeirah Corniche


First butterfly garden to open in Dubai


Unlock a park using your smart phone!