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Abu Dhabi plans major planting of date trees

Municipality unveils plan to plant 1,500 date trees in certain parts of Abu Dhabi Island to enhance the city's appearance

Abu Dhabi plans major planting of date trees

Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) is planning to plant a massive number of date trees in Abu Dhabi Island to enhance the urban appearance.

The City Municipal Centre has unveiled a plan to plant 1,500 date trees in certain parts of Abu Dhabi Island to enhance the appearance of Abu Dhabi metropolis.

The project also aims to replace date trees, which were lost due to natural elements such as thunderstorms, a statement said.

The municipality said it is keen to enhance the project by installing decorative lighting systems underneath trees in selected areas.

Planting date trees, in particular, has symbolic importance as date trees are icons of the identity of the UAE in general and Abu Dhabi in particular.

The Municipality is targeting to plan more than 1,500 date trees in areas including the intersection of the Arab Gulf Street and Shakhbout Street leading to Al Hudairyat Island; the new tourist landmark of the capital city Abu Dhabi.

Locations also include the median of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Street leading Yas Island through Al Jubail Island and Fahid Island.

Additionally, the project covers a part of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street at the entrance of Abu Dhabi and other areas at Al Bateen, Sheikh Zayed Street, and First Sultan bin Zayed Street.

Planting is due to start in October when the temperature drops, the statement added.