Sunday, 23 June,2013,Dubai. Dubai Municipality has revealed plans to build a park themed on the Holy Quran.
The project, which is due to complete in September 2014, will be based in Al Khawaneej and has been designed from an Islamic perspective to introduce the miracles of the Quran through a series of surprises, according to the director of the municipality’s general projects department, Eng. Mohammed Nour Mashroum.These will be housed in an air-conditioned tunnel area explaining many of the stories of the Quran.
The 60-hectare park, which will cost an estimated $7.4m to build, will include a glass building, desert garden, palm oasis, islamic garden, children’s play areas, umrah corner, an outdoor theatre, a lake and tracks for cycling, running and walking. The park will also feature all 54 of the plants named in the Quran, including fig, ginger, olive, corn, lentil, onion, barley, wheat, tamarind, bananas and cucumbers.
Eng. Mashroum said: “The glass building will accommodate of 15 items of plants, and other items will be planted in different specific gardens. These plants are expected to stimulate the visitors to think about the reason behind mentioning the names of these plans in the Quran.”
The municipality said that initial site preparation works, tracks and service buildings have already been completed. A second phase is due to start in July and take a year to complete. A final stage will then begin in August 2014, with works due to end in the following month.
The municipality also said the value of the project may vary as the final design goes through an approval process by the technocal committee.The total cost of the project is estimated at around Dh27 million as per the current.
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