Dubai builds 70 new parks and play areas in 2020

Dubai Municipality is improving amenities to meet the needs of the community

Dubai Municipality has built 70 new parks and playgrounds in residential areas. Courtesy: Wam
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Dozens of neighbourhood parks and play areas have been built in Dubai so far this year as part of a major recreation drive in the emirate.

Dubai Municipality has completed 70 amenities in residential areas, increasing its number of parks and playgrounds to 185.

Authority chiefs said the move was central to a wider vision to improve the happiness and well-being of residents.

The new recreation and play areas were built under the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

"We are inspired by our leadership’s keenness to ensure the happiness and welfare of all segments of society,"  said Dawoud Al Hajri, director general of Dubai Muncipality.

"We maintain a strong feedback loop with the community and welcome the recommendations of neighbourhood residents.

"Dubai Municipality places a high priority on meeting the requirements of senior citizens, people of determination, children and various other segments of the society as part of achieving a comprehensive and integrated development of residential neighbourhoods and playgrounds."

Since its formation, Dubai Municipality has built five major parks in Dubai - Mamzar Beach Park, Creek Park, Mushrif Park, Zabeel Park and Safa Park - in addition to five pond parks in Al Barsha, Al Quoz, Al Nahda, Al Qusais and Al Khawaneej.

Public parks across Dubai were given the green light to gradually reopen in May after closing because of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Children's play areas within parks were allowed to reopen in June.