Dubai Municipality develops 70 parks and playgrounds in 2020
“We maintain a strong feedback loop with the community and welcome the recommendations of neighbourhood residents”
Dubai Municipality (DM) has completed the development of 70 parks and playgrounds in various residential areas of the emirate in 2020, bringing the total number of parks and playgrounds developed by DM to 185 since its establishment.
Dubai Municipality has already built five major parks in various areas of the emirate, including Mamzar Beach Park, Creek Park, Mushrif Park, Zabeel Park and Safa Park, in addition to five pond parks in Al Barsha, Al Quoz, Al Nahda, Al Qusais and Al Khawaneej.
Commenting on the milestone, the director-general of Dubai Municipality, Dawoud Al Hajri, said: “By building parks and playgrounds, we seek to provide meeting places for children and residents of the neighbourhood from all segments of society.
“We maintain a strong feedback loop with the community and welcome the recommendations of neighbourhood residents. Dubai Municipality places a high priority on meeting the requirements of senior citizens, people of determination, children and various other segments of the society as part of achieving a comprehensive and integrated development of residential neighborhoods and playgrounds.”
The development of the parks and playgrounds were completed under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, according to the state-run news agency, Wam.
Al Hajri added: “We are inspired by our leadership’s keenness to ensure the happiness and welfare of all segments of society. Developing parks and playgrounds in residential neighbourhoods is part of the Municipality’s vision of building a happy and sustainable city, and its mission to plan, develop and manage an exceptional city that represents the essence of sustainable living.
“Our operations and initiatives are guided by our values of accountability, competitiveness, collaboration, creativity, transparency and happiness.”