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Abu Dhabi to bloom with over 2.4 million flowers

Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi
ismail@khaleejtimes.com Filed on November 5, 2020

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Residents and visitors can expect to see flowers like petunia, marigold, carnations, and rooster crest flowers.

This winter season, more than 2.4 million flowers will be blooming along the streets and in the public parks of the Capital, the municipality said.

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality said it has started planting the seasonal blooms. About 2.35 million of them will be grown along the streets and about 133,262 in parks.

“This is to enhance the sceneries in Abu Dhabi in a way that keeps pace with urban development. It is aimed at helping improve the quality of life and well-being of residents by brightening up their surroundings,” said the municipality.

Throughout the year, the civic body aims to plant millions of flowers across the city. This winter, the Capital’s residents and visitors can expect to see flowers like petunia, which is cultivated in its white, pink, and red colours, and marigold in yellow and orange.

The ornamental cauliflower will be growing in white and red, and the Zinnia flower in white and salmon hues. Ajiratum, Marshmallow, Cosmos, carnations, rooster crest flowers will also be planted.

The city centre municipality is working on planting around 1.6 million flowers, while the Shahama municipality centre will cultivate 281,940. The Al Wathba municipality centre aims to grow 261,500 flowers; 247,000 for the Zayed City Centre; and 95,048 for the Mussafah Municipal Centre.

“Ponds have now been prepared and dried flowers have been removed. The soil for the flower beds is now fertilised as well,” the authorities said.

Among the places that will soon be abloom are the Abu Dhabi Corniche Street; Al Maqar Street intersection to Al Yazouh Street and Al Khaleej Al Arabi Road intersection to King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Street; the central island of Mubarak bin Mohammed Street on Abu Dhabi Island, as well as Al Bahia Park.

Other areas include: Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Rahba Park, Abu Dhabi Al Ain Street, Umm Al Nar Bridge, the entrance to Mohammed Bin Zayed City, and many other places located within the geographical scope of the municipality of Abu Dhabi city and its subsidiary centres.

ismail@khaleejtimes.com

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Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.





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