Dubai Municipality plants 44,000 trees across 172ha in 2018
172ha of green areas were added on roads and squares across Dubai, where total planted area totals 3,701ha
Dubai Municipality added 172ha of green areas in the city in 2018 by planting 44,000 trees, including the ghaf and sidr plants, on roads and squares around the city, bringing the total planted area in the city by the end of 2018 to 3,701ha.
In a statement, Dubai Municipality said it was keen on diversifying and increasing its patterns, which it said was "reflected on Jumeirah and Al Wasl Roads, as these streets are characterised by agricultural density and clear diversity in the quality of plantation".
Green areas on Airport Road, and in the Nad Al Sheba and Oud Metha areas, has been increased by the municipality, and ornamental plants have been added at bridge intersections.
Commenting on landscaping plans for the city, Dubai Municipality's director-general, Dawoud Al Hajri, said the authority planned to achieve an average of 25m2 per capita of green spaces in urban areas, in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
He added: "We have developed and re-engineered agriculture on the roads and squares of Dubai and introduced new trees to withstand the UAE's environment, such as the boseda and green cassia trees, which were newly produced in the nurseries of the municipality, in addition to plant walls that prevent the encroachment of sand on the roads."