First completely solar powered park in Dubai

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The reconstruction work of Satwa Reservoir Park, one of the oldest parks in Dubai, is 20% complete.

The new park is expected to be finished by the end of this year and will be the first neighborhood park that fully functions with solar power.

This was revealed by Eng. Taleb Abdul Karim Julfar, director of Public Parks and Horticulture Department. He said: “The old park was established in 1980 in Satwa with a landmark of the region, which is the water reservoir tower.

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“Dubai Municipality rebuilds this park to be the first park in the Emirate of Dubai that entirely relies on solar energy without using the public electricity connection.

“Area of the park is totaled at 1.5 hectares. The reservoir tank tower of 40 meters height will be maintained along with all basic facilities of public parks.”

There are 103 public entertainment places in Dubai, including six major parks, two open beaches, four pond parks, 33 residential parks and 58 public squares in addition to a number of new parks under construction including, Holy Quran Park, Crocodile Park, neighborhood parks in Allisala, Mankhool, Al-Twar 2, Oud Muteena, Al-Mizhar 1, Muhaisina 3 and public squares in Al Muhaisna 3, and Al Warqa’a 4.

“Dubai parks are the most important and busiest places in the country in terms of the number of visitors and events organised by various community groups on special occasions such as holidays and celebrations,” added Julfar. “The department is proud of its excellence in providing unique services ensuring the highest standards of comfort and cleanliness as well as maintaining the environment.”

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