Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT), announced today the opening of Al Masar park in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, the public park that offers an integrated and exceptional experience for residents and visitors of the emirate. The inauguration ceremony was attended by H.E. Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport, H.E. Dr. Salem Al Kaabi, Director General of Operational Affairs at the DMT, H.E. Saif Badr Al Qubaisi, Director General of Abu Dhabi City Municipality, and H.E. Hamad Al-Mutawa, Executive Director of Operations Affairs Sector at DMT. Also in attendance were other senior officials from the department.
The park provides additional amenities for leisure and entertainment, aligning with DMT's strategy to increase green spaces and public facilities to enhance the quality of life in the Abu Dhabi emirate. The project is in line with Abu Dhabi's urban development plans, promoting sustainable development and delivering qualitative projects that position Abu Dhabi as a preferred destination for living, working, and visiting.
The new public park offers a wide range of facilities and amenities, including a multi-purpose sports playground equipped with spotlights and featuring beach volleyball, badminton, and basketball courts. The new park boasts a 2.1-kilometer jogging track and is adorned with 2,841 trees, 58,000 shrubs, and ground cover plants. Additionally, it features parking lots with a capacity for up to 97 cars, including four designated spaces for individuals with disabilities.
About the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT)
The Department of Municipalities and Transport was established by Law No. 30 of 2019, and its main priorities are to realize the vision of the leadership which draws on the vision of the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to embrace progress by placing great value on the importance of pursuing development in line with both the needs of present and future generations and the community in general.
The authority embodies the values of good governance, driven by the needs of the community it serves and working with a passion to accomplish its aims. The Department focuses on finding the most effective means of providing essential, modern, responsive and comprehensive municipal services across three regional municipalities, and supports Abu Dhabi's global position as a leader in innovation-led urban planning and transportation, as part of the Abu Dhabi government's commitment to maintaining the highest standards to the benefit of all citizens and residents of the emirate.
The DMT is responsible for continually investing in the development of better infrastructure, facilities and transportation sectors within the emirate, guiding, regulating and monitoring urban development to enhance Abu Dhabi's reputation as a world-class destination to live, work and visit.
The DMT also ensures the highest standards of safety, security, sustainability and technological development of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi's land, air and maritime transport networks, in accordance with the highest international standards and the UAE's legislation with the objective of being the region’s connection to the world.
The Department’s aspirations are driven by the simple proposition of innovating and building sustainable smart cities, fostering a capacity to change and adapt in order to maintain excellence in services and sustaining prosperity for future generations, allowing the entire Abu Dhabi community to reach their full potential.
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