Feb 25 2014
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Property developers race to make Dubai the 'Garden City' before Expo 2020, as DIGC shortlists its Grand Finale participants
"Best of the best" landscapers shortlisted to battle it out in 1st Dubai International Garden Competition
UAE, Dubai, 25 February 2014
Real estate players are racing to give Dubai's properties a 'green makeover' with its own unique identity -- in the same way that Venice in Italy is famous for its 'underwater streets' or canals, while Cape Town is famous for its hilltop houses overlooking the sea.
After weeks of heightened suspense and anticipation, the wait is finally over as the final list of participants in the first-ever Dubai International Garden Competition have been announced. The list was unveiled at a VIP event that brought together senior representatives from the event patron Dubai Municipality, event partners and hopeful participants.
Participating companies are as follows, Mirak Irrigation & Landscaping, Toscana Landscaping & Pools, Jenny Flowers, Spring Rose Landscaping, Waho & Vogue, Miracle Garden, Terra Verde the Landscape Solution, Greenable Landscapes, Orchid Garden Centre.
The participants include architects, botanists, designers, engineers, garden manicurists and horticulturalists among others. A recurring theme among the entries is the emphasis on eco-friendly solutions ideal for Dubai's arid climate, balancing natural beauty with innovation.
Engineer Taleb Jalfar, Director of Parks & Horticulture Department at Dubai Municipality, expressed his optimism about the upcoming event: "We are confident that the outstanding innovation and eco-friendliness shown by participants in the Dubai International Garden Competition will put Dubai high on the map of landscaping globally. This is not just about landscaping; it's about encouraging tourism, family bonding and healthier lifestyles outdoors."
The organizers have expressed their appreciation to the event's generous supporters, companies include Dubai Municipality, Emaar, Dubai Tourism Commercial Marketing, Dubai Calendar, DEWA, Danube Buildmart and Al Baddad.
Interested landscaping organizations, businesses, community groups, architects and other participants can register or find more information on www.digc.ae
About Dubai International Garden Competition (DIGC)
Dubai International Garden Competition (DIGC) is the UAE's first landscaping competition that has been specially created to showcase the beauty of Dubai's gardening masterpieces to the region and the wider world. It brings together the world's best landscapers, architects, designers, botanists, engineers, scientists, real estate experts and other professionals. The first edition will take place from 3rd - 6th April 2014 at The Venue, Downtown Dubai at the foot of Burj Khalifa. The competition is facilitated by Purelife Events, Conferences & Exhibitions, under the patronage of Dubai Municipality.
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