February 22, 2020

Dubai due to uncover the Holy Quran Park in September

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…

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Free Wi-Fi smart palms sprouting in Dubai

Dubai is rolling out dozens of new Smart Palm stations that provide free wireless internet access in parks, beaches and other locations. The UAE-made stations, standing six metres tall in the shape of a palm tree, also have fast mobile phone charging stations and screens displaying information on Dubai’s attractions. The first Smart Palm was installed at gate six of Zabeel Park on Wednesday and there are plans to fix over 50 more of them in other parks, beaches and other locations over the course of the year. The initiative has been made possible through cooperation between Dubai Municipality, Smart…

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Dubai homeowners soon to irrigate gardens using wastewater

The emirate took another step towards saving precious water reserves on Tuesday after the Government announced it would offer residents treated wastewater for a small monthly fee. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and chairman of Dubai Municipality, issued a directive on the use of treated wastewater to irrigate non-food crops in residential plots, including villas. For two-and-a-half fils per square metre, homeowners will be able to irrigate their gardens. “It’s a great idea,” said Mansour Ibrahim Mansour, former director of agricultural development at the Ministry of Environment and Water. “We all know the situation…

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Sustainable landscaping to be discussed at Middle East Smart Landscape Summit

  The 3rd Annual Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015 will take place next week in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on April 28 and 29, 2015. Held under the patronage of the Dubai Municipality, the two-day event will take place at Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai, UAE and is produced by global conference organizers, Expotrade. The event will be attended by over 400 senior level landscape architects, government authorities, urban planners, developers, environmental specialists and contractors from across the GCC, committed to the development of sustainable landscapes across the Middle East region. The summit will be inaugurated by…

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H.E Hussain Lootah officially opens the Outdoor Design and Build Show 2015

The opening of the Outdoor Design & Build Show was a resounding success this morning with hundreds of visitors queuing up before the official opening time of 11 am at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Halls 5 – 6. After the official opening by His Excellency Eng. Hussain Lootah, Director General Dubai Municipality, visitors filled the exhibition area engaging with exhibitors and discovering over 200 new products and solutions. Visitors also took part in Landscape 2020 which provided them with real time updates on major projects in the region such as The Fujairah 2040 Master Plan and Palm Park. The Emirate…

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