Al Ain Properties Appointed Project Developer
Abu Dhabi – The redevelopment of Mushrif Central Park, formerly Mushrif Park, will shortly start on site and transform the existing park, open only to women and children, into a park for the entire community. Abu Dhabi-based Al Ain Properties has been appointed by Abu Dhabi Municipality as the developer of Mushrif Central Park. The construction contract has been awarded to Dhabi Contracting LLC with site works expected to be completed in 22 months. The park’s renovation follows extensive consultation carried out with many stakeholders over recent months, including local community groups, government agencies and correspondence with local schools.
The Park is located on 15th Street between Airport Road and Karamah Street and is one of the largest and oldest parks in Abu Dhabi. When it reopens in early 2015, Mushrif Central Park will be “The People’s Park” serving all communities in providing a safe and secure environment with distinct opportunities for visitors to explore the unique venues, experience the dramatic new landscape, feel enriched by the vibrant culture and educated through the exciting new features of the Park. These include a Children’s Garden, Performing Arts Venue, Botanic Garden & Shade House, an Evening Garden and a Petting Zoo.
Mr. Abdul Aziz Husain Ahmed, CEO of Al Ain Properties, comments: “Our partnership with Abu Dhabi Municipality offers us the opportunity to connect communities through the environment and landscape, which is central to the park’s design and reflects the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Our commitment to deliver this vision is also based on a development model driven by social return and not profit. We are both delighted to commence construction and determined to make this project a unique community environment, offering an inspired recreational facility for all the people of Abu Dhabi.”
Sustainability is also a key focus as over 250 mature trees will be uprooted and replanted. The relocating and nursing of these trees will need to be carefully supervised to ensure that they will survive and take root in their new environments. Also, reclaimed treated water will be used for irrigation throughout the park, saving up to 40% of consumption.