Dubai parks receive 162,000 visitors during Eid holidays

Dubai parks has received 162,371 visitors, during Eid Al Fitr holidays, marking an increase of 2 percent over the same period last year, said Mohammed Abdul Rahman Al Awadhi, Director of Public Parks and Horticulture Department at Dubai Municipality.

Al Awadhi said that the second day of Eid witnessed the maximum number of visitors to the parks reaching a total of 48,468. He revealed that the first day of Eid also witnessed good flow of visitors with a total of 45,447 thronged to the parks on this day, whereas on the third day, the number of visitors was 19,335.

"Good weather contributed in taking Mamzar Park to the first position with regard to the number of visitors as the park received 26,000 visitors on the second day of Eid only. The park accommodated a total of 57,000 visitors during the Eid," added Al Awadhi.

Mohammed Al Fardan, Head of Parks Section, said, "The Creek Park stood second in receiving visitors by accommodating 12,565 people, followed by Mushrif Park that received 11,790 visitors. Qusais Pond Park received 9,017 visitors, while Barsha Pond Park had 5,167 visitors and Zabeel Park 4,647 visitors."

Al Fardan said that the number of visitors to Mushrif Park increased due to the availability of a public swimming pool, which has separate sections for men and women. "Another significant aspect was the presence of huge number of trees in the park, which contributed greatly to making the atmosphere cool there. In addition, the newly opened Natural Adventures Park inside the Mushrif Park also attracted a large number of visitors," he added.