Two new pond parks were inaugurated yesterday as part of Dubai Municipality's activities to mark 30th Plantation Week.
Yesterday's openings at Al Nahda and Al Quoz were conducted by Lieutenant-Colonel Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Chief of Dubai Police, and Mohammed AbdulKarim Julfar, Assistant Director-General of Dubai Municipality for Corporate Support Services, respectively.
Plantation Week, which will ends on Thursday, will see the opening of a total of eight public parks by the municipality.
Ahmed AbdulKarim, Director of the Public Parks and Horticulture Department, said Al Nahda Pond Park was one of the most important recreation areas built recently in Dubai.
"The park is the first entertainment facility in Al Nahda, the newest urban residential area in the emirate, which is located close to the border with Sharjah," he added. "It cost Dh22 million to build and has a total area of 14.6 hectares.
"The pond measures 80,000 square metres, which is 54.4 per cent of the total area of the park."
He said the park at Al Quoz has a pond measuring 45,000 sq m – 35.4 per cent of the park's total area of 127,000 sq m.
"The project, built at a cost of Dh16m, has been designed according to the best park systems and modern landscaping methods."
Two more parks, at Al Qusais Three and Garhoud, will open today, and tomorrow the gates of a further two, Qusais Residential Park and Al Wuheida School Park, will swing open.
Plantation Week is held each year across the UAE.
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