Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office HH Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan toured the 100ha Mangrove Walk project being developed by integrated master developer Modon Properties, which is a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Holding Company.
Sheikh Khalid said that the project should be completed by January 2020. The Mangrove Walk will host kayaking activities; a boardwalk with interactive educational lessons; a play area for children; viewing terraces for visitors; as well as a visitor’s centre to raise awareness about mangrove trees and their environmental significance, according to state news agency, Wam.
Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed during his tour of Mangrove Walk in Al Jubail Island, which he instructed to be completed by Jan 2020. In line with Abu Dhabi government’s vision to build sustainable communities, the project aims to showcase #AbuDhabi’s natural heritage. pic.twitter.com/4lrJK3jliV— Abu Dhabi Government Media Office (@admediaoffice) November 12, 2019
During the tour of the project, Sheikh Khalid was accompanied by Jassim Mohammed Buatabh Al Zaabi, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Finance; Falah Mohammed Al Ahbabi, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, and acting chairman of the Department of Transport; and Abdulla Al Sahi, chief executive officer of Modon.
The Mangrove Walk is one of the projects aimed at building natural reserves and preserving the environment in line with the vision of Abu Dhabi Government to build vibrant and sustainable communities.
Commenting on the project, chief executive officer of Modon, Abdulla Al Sahi, said: “Mangrove Walk is the first of its kind in Modon’s destination package, which aims to enhance Abu Dhabi's profile in ecotourism. The project covering over 100ha is filled with maritime mangroves trees which will be used for tourism, creative, and educational purposes for both residents and tourists.”
The project is also close to other Abu Dhabi destinations such as the Yas Waterpark, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and Saadiyat Island’s Cultural District.