Dubai developer Nakheel to plant 6,000 trees

Indebted real estate firm to build new indigenous parks in two Jumeirah communities
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By Neil King
Mon 21 Jan 2013 11:25 AM

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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