Spreading across 1.43M sq m in Dubailand, the new park will feature 30km of pedestrian pathways, 20km of jogging track, more than 14km of cycle tracks and over 7km of nature trails.
The project will also include 55 playgrounds for children, 45 sports grounds, five major events spaces and retail space for shops, restaurants and coffee shops.
The park, which will increase public space in Dubai by 17%, will be home to up to 15,000 trees of native and adopted species and will help preserve the environment by reducing water consumption by five litres per sq m.
Innovation and smart-solutions, including sustainable on-site power generation, waste recycling and natural shading, will be installed at the park. It will feature smart cards for ticketing, and Wi-Fi connectivity throughout.
Under the agreement, Dubai Holding will develop and operate the park, while Dubai Municipality will provide technical support to establish the project.
Dubai Municipality director general Hussain Lootah said: “This park is in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to expand the emirate’s green spaces.
“The project will establish the longest public park in Dubai, and will meet the highest levels of sustainability while raising environmental awareness among its visitors.”
Construction work on the project’s first phase is set to begin in 2017.
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