Dubai's parks received over 162,000 visitors during Eid Al Fitr 2017

Public parks witnessed a 2% increase in the number of visitors to its premises over 2016

Dubai's public parks were busier during Eid Al Fitr 2017 than the previous year.
Dubai's public parks were busier during Eid Al Fitr 2017 than the previous year.

During the Eid Al Fitr holidays, Dubai parks received 162,371 visitors, marking an increase of 2% over the same period last year, said Dubai Municipality Director of Public Parks and Horticulture Department Mohammed Abdul Rahman Al Awadhi.

The authority registered a larger number of visitors on the second day of Eid reaching a total of 48,468 visitors.

Al Awadhi revealed that the first day of Eid also witnessed good flow of visitors to the parks with a total of 45,447 visitors visiting the parks across the emirate, whereas on the third day of Eid, the number of visitors to the parks was 19,335.

“Good weather contributed in taking Mamzar Park to the first position with regard to the number of visitors as the park received 26,000 visitors on the second day of Eid. The park accommodated a total of 57,000 visitors during this Eid,” said Al Awadhi.

Mohammed Al Fardan, Head of Parks Section added that the Creek Park stood second in receiving visitors by accommodating 12,565 people, followed by Mushrif Park that received 11,790 visitors. 

Qusais Pond Park received 9,017 visitors, while Barsha Pond Park had 5,167 visitors and Zabeel Park 4,647 visitors,” he said.

Al Fardan said that the number of visitors to Mushrif Park increased due to the availability of the swimming pool, which has separate sections for men and women.

The Municipality had organised many entertainment shows during the Eid Al Fitr, especially in the Creek Park, which hosts the Children's City and Dolphinarium, where there were different games and dolphin shows three times a day throughout the Eid celebrations.

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