08 May 2016
UAE - Akar, a leading landscape contractor in the GCC region, has successfully completed the Palm Oasis Park Project valued at Dh24 million. The park will help increase ecological footprint of Dubai that is witnessing the plantation of 27 million seedlings around buildings and junctions to improve environment.
Dubai is spending Dh6 billion to develop 12,000 hectares of urban greenery including 9 public parks at a cost of Dh77 million - that will increase the supply of oxygen and help environment, according to the official announcement by Dubai Municipality at the fourth edition of the Middle East Smart Landscape Summit-2016.
The Palm Oasis Project will welcome visitors this summer -- completed on schedule, it was launched in Q1 of 2016 -- and adds 7.5 hectares of green space to the city, largely in the form of artificial lakes, cafeteria, playgrounds for children with special needs, a Pergola with a Barasti among many. In addition, the Palm Oasis Park brings together an unrivalled mix of 39 varieties of date palm trees, carefully gathered from all the seven Emirates to be housed in one park.
With an eco-friendly theme, the park has been designed to make use of solar energy to power up its lighting system. A total of 1,240 palm trees were planted in the park, in addition to 60 ornamental trees and 32,979 ornamental shrubs.
Adnan Nalwala, Executive Director, Akar Technical Services Co. LLC said, "The Palm Oasis Park Project is certainly a landmark project for Dubai and the UAE, and we are proud to have been awarded the responsibility of executing a project of this magnitude by Dubai Municipality. The dedicated team at Akar has successfully managed to bring this magnificent and culturally important project to life on schedule, and we are looking forward to its opening and its entry into the club of Dubai's most-visited recreational spots."
According to Dubai Municipality officials, "Palm Oasis Park is one of the most important projects for the Dubai Municipality for 2016. Akar has been our trusted partners in ensuring this project is delivered successfully, ahead of time, and as per our vision and the vision of our leadership. The Park will bring a value added destination for all residents of Dubai and the UAE, as well as visitors and tourists to the UAE and we look forward to creating many such venues for our residents and visitors."
Rajaram Subedi, Director of Landscaping, Akar, further added, "Palm Oasis Park is a canvas of 39 varieties of date palms utilising solar energy as the primary power source and comprising of a beautiful features such as a lake with a timber bridge, a Falaj with running water, a Pergola with a Barasti among many. It's an achievement for the Akar team to complete the complex design in with perfection and truly represent the client's vision."
About The Palm Oasis Park
Palm Oasis Park is designed in the shape of a "Palm", which symbolizes the local environment, and reflects the characteristics of the traditional desert. The park will give visitors a truly Arabian feel inspired by the origins of nomadic life, set in a beautiful oasis, surrounded by an extensive variety of over 39 types of Palm trees. The dates from these trees will be sold in the 'Date Souq' located within the park. Keeping the environment in mind, the Dubai Municipality and the Park's management also plan to use the palm waste to produce local handicrafts with, related to the local heritage.
The park carries a central plaza for various activities, a lake with timber bridges, water features, Falaj with running water, seating areas with antique finish benches spread over the entire park, Pergola with Barasti shades are spread throughout the seating areas, cafeteria and other attractions. The Park will also feature playgrounds for children that are categorised by age group.
The highlight of Palm Oasis Park is that it is considered environmentally friendly in its entirety and will utilise solar energy as its major power source. The Park has installed over 200 solar lights to give it a remarkable appearance, when the sun sets, and is probably the first project of its kind to depend entirely on Solar energy, and hopes that this can inspire future projects to be more energy efficient, environment friendly, and set a good example of utilising resources profitably and in a more sustainable way for all to enjoy.
Akar offers high quality expertise in the fields of Electromechanical Works, Landscaping (Soft & Hard), Irrigation, Swimming Pools, Fountains, Water Features and Theming and Artificial Rockwork. Akar is backed by its parent company, Al Ansari Trading Enterprises LLC Muscat, an excellent grade contracting company in Oman, established since 1975. Over the last two decades, Akar has made rapid strides and established itself as a leading player in the fields of Electro mechanical works, Landscaping, Irrigation and Installation of high quality Swimming Pools, Fountains and Water Features.
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