Move increases the total number of parks in Dubai to 185
Dubai Municipality has developed 70 new parks and playgrounds in various residential areas of the emirate this year, as per directives from HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, it has been announced.
This increases the total number of parks and playgrounds developed by Dubai Municipality since its establishment to 185.
Since inception, Dubai Municipality has built five major parks in various areas of the emirate. These include 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.
Dawoud Al Hajri, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, said: “We are inspired by our leadership’s keenness to ensure the happiness and welfare of all segments of society. Developing parks and playgrounds in residential neighbourhoods is part of the Municipality’s vision of building a happy and sustainable city, and its mission to plan, develop and manage an exceptional city that represents the essence of sustainable living. Our operations and initiatives are guided by our values of accountability, competitiveness, collaboration, creativity, transparency and happiness.
“By building parks and playgrounds, we also seek to provide meeting places for children and residents of the neighbourhood from all segments of society. We maintain a strong feedback loop with the community and welcome the recommendations of neighbourhood residents.
Concepts behind residential neighbourhood parks and playgrounds demonstrate the Municipality’s commitment to creating recreational facilities and services according to the needs of the residents of each area, the WAM report added. The efficient management of the parks is driven by a set of lifestyles, environmental, sports, health and social goals.
“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,” Al Hajri concluded.