DUBAI // A new, Dh21 million park was opened in Dubai on Tuesday by the municipality as part of Plantation Week.
Al Khawaneej Pond Park spreads over nearly 25 hectares and includes 4.41 hectares of landscaping.
The design work was completed in coordination with the General Projects Department.
Maj Gen Mohammed Al Marri, head of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, toured the park and planted a few trees.
He also saw an exhibition for the opening, which included photographs of the late Sheikh Zayed, the Founding Father, and the Sheikhs of the emirates planting trees.
“It is a culture established by the founder of the green miracle, the late Sheikh Zayed, as he was able to conquer the difficult circumstances and achieve what was considered then by experts as impossible,” Mr Al Marri said.
“We have managed to transform the land of this country, which was believed not suitable for farming and development, into farms, parks, green forests and factories that spread over an extensive land area.”