Dubai Municipality announces completion of landscaping projects on Expo 2020 Dubai site and surrounding areas

The City of Dubai has announced the completion of several landscaping projects on all roads and major intersections leading to the Expo 2020 Dubai site.

Completed for AED 205 million, the projects will cover over two million square meters and include the extension of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Expo Street and Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Street towards the Expo 2020 Dubai site.

More than 20,000 trees have been used to create a green belt along the roadsides of the area and over four million seedlings have been planted around the roads leading to the venue. Around two million seedlings were also planted on the site of the mega-event.

His Excellency Dawoud Al Hajri, General Director of Dubai City Council, called:The city of Dubai uses the latest technology and vertical farming method to implement its landscaping projects across the city. Our plan is to expand our Greenery campaign to all areas in Dubai, including open spaces, streets and public parks. By expanding the green spaces, we can achieve sustainability in horticulture, improve air quality, and strengthen the community’s mental and physical health. ”

Al Hajri highlighted the efforts of the Dubai Municipality to improve the aesthetic appearance and beauty of the area leading to the Expo 2020 Dubai site by implementing best practices to match the status of the international mega-event.

As part of the project, the city of Dubai extended 58 km of the main irrigation lines and 234 km of the sub-lines. In addition, three main pumping stations and three concrete tanks were built to store irrigation water. The planting around the exhibition area was carried out over a length of approximately 21 km, Al Hajri noted.

Entry to Dubai Parks

The Dubai Municipality’s landscaping project also included key landmarks near the Expo 2020 Dubai site, including the entrance to the Dubai Parks, covering a total of 177,123 square meters. The steel landscaping work covered an area of ​​around 109,000 square meters. In addition, the main irrigation lines were extended by 10.3 km and the secondary lines by 60.1 km. A pumping station with a concrete tank for irrigation water worth around AED 40 million was also built.

The landscaping included the planting of 24,474 trees, 65,000 bushes, 1,541,710 square meters of ground cover and 50,107 square meters of cactus plants, a further 2,707,912 square meters of ground cover, 5,049 meters of fences, 76,671 square meters of green space, around 847,000 square meters of gravel and 3,118 square meters of climbers.

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