Akar completes $3.8m Al Wadi Park project in Hatta

Launched in Q4 of 2015, the 2.8ha site will welcome visitors in March 2017, the Wadi-themed park is part of a $353m comprehensive development plan for Hatta

Al Wadi park, Hatta, UAE.
Al Wadi park, Hatta, UAE.

Leading landscaping contractor Akar has completed work on the $3.8m Al Wadi Park Project in the Hatta district of Dubai, UAE.

Launched in Q4 of 2015, the 2.8ha site will welcome visitors in March 2017, and will offer state-of-the-art play and climbing equipment for children of all ages, a shaded parking lot with solar panels to increase power efficiency and an 820 metre gabion wall to protect against storm surges.

The park will also include more than 900 trees, waterbeds filled with rolling stones of varying sizes, dozens of barbecue pits with sheltered picnic tables, grassy lawns, 1000 metre jogging track, and shaded pergolas.

Adnan Nalwala, executive director, Akar Technical Services Co, said: “The Al Wadi Park is an ambitious project that will enable us to showcase Akar's exceptional engineering expertise and help augment Dubai’s over-arching goal of boosting tourism, cultural heritage and attractiveness of Hatta as a destination.”

The project is a part of $353m comprehensive development plan for Hatta, launched in November last year by Dubai’s ruler HH Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to enhance the social and economic capabilities of Hatta, and boost its attractiveness as a tourism destination.

Rajaram Subedi, Director of Landscaping, Akar, added: “The Al Wadi Project complements our diversified portfolio of landmark developments across UAE and Oman.

“Despite the complex design, our integrated engineering solutions and dedication of our talented workforce helped in timely delivery of the project-taking into account every specification and goal of the client.”

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