Photos: Dubai adds 1.7 million square metres of green space

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Around 1.7 million square metres of green space was added to Dubai’s public areas last year.

As many as 44,000 trees were planted by the municipality on the roads and squares around the city.

These include a mix of indigenous trees like Ghaff and Sidr as well as new species suited to the local environment.

Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said, "With the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, we have started to increase the green area in the emirate, targeting an average of 25 square metres per capita of green spaces in the urban area."

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