One of Abu Dhabi's oldest parks undergoes Dh1m overhaul

Dolphin Park now has renovated playgrounds, rejuvenated fountains and refreshed greenery

One of Abu Dhabi's oldest parks has been renovated at a cost of Dh1 million.

The overhaul to Dolphin Park, located at Al Qurm Corniche on Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Street, includes renovated playgrounds, rejuvenated fountains, and refreshed greenery.

Abu Dhabi Municipality oversaw the project which also includes better lighting and signage.

The park, distinguished by its dolphin fountains, was built about 30 years ago, and overlooks the city's Mangrove National Park.

It is popular with residents as facilities include 10 barbecue areas, playgrounds and football and basketball courts.

In 2019, major roadworks started to widen Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Street.

The old four kilometre walkway with its distinctive concrete canopies that connected Dolphin Park to the Eastern Mangroves Hotel  was closed off to walkers.

That path has also been undergoing a refresh to make it more accessible to the public but a completion date has not been confirmed yet.

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