Dubai parks to get major facelift with help from 30 Emiratis

Dubai Media Office

Ten public parks in Dubai are set to get a major facelift.

The green spaces will be redesigned as part of a joint project by Dubai Municipality and Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO).

Thirty individuals from the Emirati creative community have been chosen to participate in the project.

They were selected after an evaluation of over 100 submissions from the community for designs of public park elements and concepts for community events.

The selected participants include 10 architects, 10 interior designers and 10 event planners, most of whom are fresh graduates and young professionals.

They were chosen based on their portfolio of work and their CVs.

Submissions were invited for designs that can integrate environmentally friendly materials and innovative modern building methods that can revitalise parks and help attract more visitors.

The joint project falls within the framework of Dubai’s drive to transform itself into the world’s best city to live in, and the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan unveiled earlier this year by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

A total of 10 parks located in the residential areas of Al Mizhar 1, Muhaisnah 3, Al Barsha 2, Al Qouz 1, Al Warqa’a 2, Nad Al Sheba 4, Al Twar 3, Oud Al Muteena 2, Al Warqa’a 4 and Umm Suqeim 2 will be redesigned.

The new designs will cover urban seating, children’s playgrounds, jogging tracks, landscaping and other elements of the park in addition to concepts for community events and activities.

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