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Abu Dhabi’s DMT unveils new park in Khalifa


Al Masar Park in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) officially opened Al Masar Park in Khalifa City.

The park provides additional leisure and recreational facilities, in line with DMT’s strategy to increase green spaces and public facilities to improve the quality of life in Abu Dhabi.

The project is in line with Abu Dhabi’s urban development plan.

It promotes sustainable development and delivers qualitative programs that position the emirate as a premier destination for living, working and traveling.

Highlights of Al Masar Park

The new public facility offers a wide range of amenities and facilities, including a multi-purpose sports court with spotlights and beach volleyball, badminton and basketball courts.

The site features a 2.1 kilometer jogging track and is dotted with 2,841 trees, 58,000 shrubs and ground cover.

In addition, it has parking for up to 97 cars, including four parking spaces for the disabled.

Attending the unveiling ceremony were Chairman of the Ministry of Municipalities and Transport, Mohammad Ali Al Shaurafa, Dr. Salem Al Kaabi, Director of Operational Affairs, DMTSaif Badr Al Qubaisi, Director General, Abu Dhabi Municipality, and Hamad Al-Mutawa, Executive Director, DMT Operational Affairs.

Other great parks in and around Abu Dhabi

Shekha Fatima Park: The park is located in the city center and covers an area of ​​46,000 square meters.

It offers a range of sporting events, retail venues, event spaces, an outdoor cinema, an art maze and dining experiences.

Haier Oasis: The 2,337-square-metre recreational space in Al Ain last week offered hours of leisure and entertaining, acres of green space and nursery crops.

Umm Emirates Park: The park features an amphitheatre, a petting zoo, an open-air cinema, a botanical garden, a garden of wisdom (because you’re never too Zen), and a miniature train ride.

Khalifa Park: This centrally located park features verdant grounds and relaxing water features. It also has an aquarium, maritime museum, a library and a splash park.

Effie Park: Located on Al Reem Island, the park features 27,500 square meters of green space with more than 2,000 species of plants recreating a forest environment.

Facilities here include miniature golf holes, table tennis, badminton, basketball, volleyball and soccer fields, a skateboard area and a climbing wall.

Del Mar Park: This free park has expansive green areas, sports areas, jogging tracks, mini soccer fields and basketball courts.

Corniche Parks (Family Park, Lakeside Park, City Park, Formal Park, Heritage Park): These free parks are located along Abu Dhabi’s Corniche. Each has a different theme and offers something for everyone – from greenery to leisure activities.

Jubail Mangrove Park: Thirty minutes from Abu Dhabi city, it is a haven for Abu Dhabi’s native bird and marine species, with lush mangroves separating the sea from the coast.

The area features wide boardwalks that meander through the mangroves, where you can catch glimpses of the park’s inhabitants, including turtles, herons and gazelles. This is a great place for bird watchers, nature lovers and photographers.

Mangrove National Park: Under the protection of the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency, this scenic area accounts for nearly 75% of the total area of ​​mangroves in the UAE. This biodiverse destination has salt marshes, mudflats and algae communities.

Al Ain Oasis: Al Ain Oasis is a scenic 1,200-hectare resort located in the ‘Green City’ of Al Ain, a UNESCO Heritage Site.

This stunning oasis is home to more than 147,000 date palms and more than 100 different types of vegetation. It also has an ancient irrigation system known as ‘falaj’.

read: Abu Dhabi Municipalities and Transport Department prioritizes environmental sustainability


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