Dubai Holding and Dubai Municipality have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the largest public park in Dubai.
With an area of 1,430,000 square meters, the park is intended to become a hub for tourists and residents seeking a healthier lifestyle. Dubai Holding and Dubai Municipality hope the park will boost the city’s fitness levels.
Eng. Hussain Lootah, the Director General of Dubai Municipality, said, “This park is in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to expand the emirate’s green spaces. The project will establish the longest public park in Dubai, and will meet the highest levels of sustainability while raising environmental awareness among its visitors.”
Once completed, the park will add 17% to Dubai’s public space area. It will feature 20km jogging track, over 14km cycle tracks and over 7km nature trails. As well as 55 playgrounds, 45 sports grounds, 5 major events spaces and shops, restaurants and coffee shops.
Phase One of the project will begin later this year. It will include a 4km jogging track, 7km of pedestrian pathways and a 2km cycling track. In addition to 10 sports grounds and a major events space.
The new public park will rely on innovative and smart solutions. They will include sustainable on-site power generation, waste recycling, and natural shading. It will also feature smart cards for ticketing, purchasing, and Wi-fi connectivity.