Dubai Holding plans to develop the largest public park in the emirate over a sprawling 1.43 million sq m at Dubailand in partnership with the Dubai Municipality.
The park will feature 30 km of pedestrian pathways, 20 km of jogging track, 14-km cycle tracks and 7-km nature trails. It will also include 55 playgrounds for children, 45 sports grounds, five venues for major events and retail space for shops and restaurants.
It will act as a new destination for residents and tourists and provide a vibrant, natural environment, encouraging individuals to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
The park will host innovative and smart solutions in line with the UAE’s National Happiness and Positivity Programme.
With this move, Dubai Holding and Dubai Municipality aim to elevate the city’s fitness levels, expand the emirate’s green spaces as well as consolidate Dubai’s position as one of the happiest cities around the world, remarked Hussain Lootah, the director general of Dubai Municipality.
The project will meet the highest levels of sustainability while raising environmental awareness among its visitors, he stated.
Dubai Municipality seeks to achieve a density for the city as a whole of 12.5 sq m per person. When completed, this park will increase public space in Dubai by 17 per cent.
The construction of the first phase of the park, covering 318,000 sq m, is scheduled to commence later this year, and will offer a 4-km jogging track, 7 km of pedestrian pathways and a 2-km cycling track.
The public garden will also include 10 sports grounds and one major events space. The park will also help preserve the environment through reducing water consumption by 5 litres per sq m and will be home to up to 15,000 trees of native and adopted species.