Dubai gets ambitious Dh200b parks project

DUBAI — His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched an ambitious Dh200 billion parks' project in Dubai. The initiative is aimed at preserving environment and beautifying the landscape.

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Published: Sat 12 Apr 2008, 9:07 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:48 PM

Shaikh Mohammed was briefed on the project in presence of Dubai Crown Prince Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, State Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Holding Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi and other high-ranking officials.

Shaikh Mohammed expressed his satisfaction about the project and approved its innovative layout and superb design.

The Dh200 billion project, which includes educational and humanitarian facilities, will cover a total land area of 880 million square feet.

The project will be executed by Dubai Properties, a member of Dubai Holding.

The project will include four houses:

Bait Al Hikma

It will include a translation unit, central library, ‘knowledge garden’, offices for international organisations, universities and a mosque.

Humanitarian House

It will house the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian Establishment, Unicef office, a light museum, a human civilisation museum and charity offices.

Nature House

It will include extensive integrated family parks, colleges and laboratories dedicated to environmental research, hotels and entertainment clubs as well as gardens and alternative medicine clinics.

Commerce House

It will include towers and centres for trade mark agents, higher banking and financial institutions, insurance companies, major international companies, Islamic and international banks.

Al Gergawi said the project "reflects the vision of Shaikh Mohammed on clean environment free from pollution to safeguard health of coming generations”, adding that it is also in line with previous resolution of constructing green, environment-friendly buildings.

He added that the Shaikh Mohammed Gardens will be distinguished with extensive landscape and educational, tourist and historical landmarks.

Hashim Al Dabal, executive chairman of Dubai Properties, said the company will commence work following the directives of Shaikh Mohammed and in coordination with competent corporations to prepare infrastructure for the project, which is set to be a conspicuous landmark in the UAE.

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