Dubai Municipality invites tenders

Dubai Municipality will soon invite tenders to build a new monument in the Zabeel Park.

Dubai Municipality will soon invite tenders to build a new monument in the Zabeel Park.

The monument is the latest to be constructed in the park to mark the city's twinning agreements with cities around the world.

The structure, named Fantastic Bussan Wave, will recognise last year's pact between Dubai and the South Korean city of Bussan.

The structure will form the shape of a split globe, with the surface forming waves, which aims to represent the deep friendship between the two cities.

It will be 10 metres wide, eight metres high and be made of stainless steel, with a granite base.

The statue has been designed by renowned Korean designer Jean Kid Su, who also created the torches for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2006 Doha Asian Games.

The plan was chosen after a competition among South Korea's top designers for the commission.

Mohammed Hessian Al Ali, head of project design section, General Project Department, Dubai Municipality, said: "As many as eight lighting poles will be added to the base to provide enough lighting for visitors to see the monument clearly, even at night."

Abele Park already contains similar monuments marking twinning pacts between Dubai and other cities.

Monuments represent the agreement with Istanbul in Turkey, Geneva in Switzerland and Gold Coast in Australia.

A total of 18 cities are twinned with Dubai in an attempt to boost trade, economy, tourism and culture between them.

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