Dubai developer Nakheel to plant 6,000 trees

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Indebted Dubai real estate firm Nakheel will develop a series of new parks within the Jumeirah Heights and Jumeirah Village communities, featuring plants and trees indigenous to the UAE.

A total of 13 parks covering 2.9m sqft between them will contain more than 6,000 palm and desert trees, two jogging tracks, children’s play areas, and shaded areas for relaxation.

Building on the success of Al Ittihad Park at Palm Jumeirah, the first of the new parks are expected to be completed in the next few weeks. Like Al Ittihad, the new parks will be established as indigenous zones, and will be home to trees and plants found in the UAE’s deserts, mountains, wadis and coastal areas.

At Jumeirah Heights, design work on a 737,000 sqft waterfront recreational area is underway. It will feature indoor and outdoor sports and fitness facilities, shops, restaurants, communal areas, an 850m running track, and an adjacent island which can be reached by a bridge with further green communal space.

Nakheel Chairman, Ali Rashid Lootah, said: “Al Ittihad Park has been hugely welcomed by Palm residents and visitors. We are building on that success by creating similar communal outdoor spaces at other Nakheel communities.

“While each of our parks has its own unique design, all follow a common theme: indigenous, sustainable spaces that bring people together and create new focal points in our communities.”

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Posted by: Mike Mattace

Great that you call them indebted. That's what they truly are. Whoever sells them the 6000 trees will also come to understand.

Posted by: ssdubai

The Palm Jumeirah Al Itthiad Parks is not finished. All the water features are started and then abandoned. On one end of the park, the flora isn't done. The lights are not connected to DEWA - they are run off a mobile generator that is manually turned in the evenings (some evenings only). In fact, there were lots of plants which were kept on the side and never planted. One fine day, all the contractors left the site.
Good idea - but as usual with Nakheel job half done.

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