Al Ain City Municipality conducts survey on future of public recreation
The municipality aims to construct recreational and service facilities that suit the needs of residents and visitors
The Al Ain City Municipality, in cooperation with the UAE University (UAEU), is conducting a field survey on constructing future public recreation and services facilities in Al Ain City.
The month-long study, which began on 1 September, 2020, aims to explore the aspirations and needs of the city’s residents in terms of recreational facilities and parks, to construct more attractive entertainment and service facilities.
The research supervisor of the study from UAEU, Dr Khaled Jalal, said that the study will involve four phases, which include assessing and analysing the current conditions of recreational facilities; monitoring similar local and international experiences; drafting and issuing a survey to explore the needs and aspirations of local people; and announcing relevant results and recommendations.
The study will also include exploring the use of recreational facilities by residents; submitting a proposal on the future of entertainment facilities in the city; evaluating the disadvantages of recreational facilities; and suggesting solutions to reducing and managing challenges.
The head of the Research and Studies Department at the Municipality, Saif Ahmed Al Halami, said: “We aim to improve the community’s well-being and happiness, by providing recreational and services facilities that suit the nature and culture of the city’s residents and can become attractions to visitors. These scientific studies that will help us draft appropriate development plans.”
The municipality has urged the entire community of Al Ain City to participate in the survey, titled Survey of Residents’ Recreational Facilities and Parks Needed in Al Ain City, according to state-run news agency, Wam.