The opening of the Holy Quran Park in Dubai is in sight, and final touches are being given to the park. Paving of the roads and parking construction is currently ongoing, the Dubai Municipality has announced.
“The General Maintenance Department is currently preparing for the construction of the pavement and parking at the Holy Quran Park in Al Khawaneej,” the concerned department said.
The 64-hectare park is expected to be completed and opened for public in September this year.
The new attraction is intended to educate the public about the Holy Quran and its miracles, and will showcase all plants mentioned in the Holy Quran and available in the UAE.
Fig, pomegranate, olive, corn, leek, garlic, onion, lentil, barley, wheat, ginger, pumpkin, watermelon, tamarind, seder, vineyards, bananas, cucumbers and basil are some of the species that will be planted in the theme park.
Of the 54 species mentioned in the Holy Quran, 35 will be showcased inside the park while the remaining 15 species will be grown in green houses and 20 outside.
The park will also have a tunnel which will exhibit the miracles described in the Holy Quran in the form of images and audio material, in addition to tracks for running, cycling and sand walking, an Umrah corner, outside theatre, fountains, desert garden, palm oasis and a lake.
After completing the paving of 8,000 square meters and the provision of 200 parking spaces, the area will be cleaned and prepared for opening.
The total cost of the project is estimated at around Dh27 million.