Mamzar jogging track gets 2.2km extension

DUBAI - With the completion of a 2.2-kilometre extension, the jogging track around Al Mamzar Lagoon has become the second largest jogging track in Dubai.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Mon 22 May 2006, 11:55 AM

Last updated: Tue 31 Jan 2023, 7:59 AM

Following the extension, which cost Dubai Municipality Dh1.9 million, the track is now four-kilometre-long and is second only to the 4.2-kilometre-long jogging track around Zabeel Park, built at a cost of Dh14 million.

Essa Al Maidour, Assistant Director-General for General Projects Affairs at Dubai Municipality, noted that Dubai now boasts of a total of four jogging tracks while works on two new tracks are expected to be completed within a month's time.

Al Maidour said the Al Mamzar jogging track is aimed at providing an exclusive facility for jogging enthusiasts in the city while encouraging others to take up this habit as a means to keep fit.

“With additional length and free access, the rubberised, synthetic track will accommodate a larger number of joggers. What differentiates this four-metre-wide track from others in the city is that joggers can enjoy a serene environment beside the blue lagoon,” he said.

The first phase of the project involved a 1.7-metre-long track. During the second phase, street lighting was provided along the entire track length so that joggers can use it during the night. A 60-centimetre-wide sidewalk was also provided using interlock. Twenty wooden seats were also set up along the track, which has yellow markings at every 50 metres.

The first jogging track was set up around Al Safa Park in 2002. Zabeel Park, which was opened in December 2005, has a 4.2-kilometre jogging track around Parks A and B. There is a 750-metre-long jogging track around Satwa Neighbourhood Park which was opened in March 2006.

Works of two jogging tracks will be completed within a month around Nad Al Sheba and Al Quoz parks. The civic body also has plans to build jogging tracks in all residential parks that are coming up in various parts of the city. These projects include 29 public parks and 45 neighbourhood parks.

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