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Friday June 21, 2024

Dubai Mangroves: Plans for world's largest coastal regeneration project unveiled

Dubai Mangroves to include beach parks, botanical museum, social spaces and cycling paths

By Web Desk
May 13, 2024
The regenerated coastline would have 100 million mangroves and will be ready by 2040. — The National News/File
The regenerated coastline would have 100 million mangroves and will be ready by 2040. — The National News/File

Dubai has unveiled its plans to begin world's largest coastal regeneration project which will transform the appearance of its coast and create 10,000 eco-tourism jobs, The National News reported.

The project aims to enhance Dubai’s marine biodiversity and boost its seagrass beds and coral reefs. It will be home to 100 million mangrove trees.

Up until now six locations have been finalised where research has begun. These include Jebel Ali Beach, Dubai Marina Beach, Jumeirah Public Beach, Umm Suqeim Beach and Dubai Islands Beach.

If the project gets approved, it will be ready by 2040.

The Dubai Mangroves will also include touristy spots such as beach parks and social spaces where people can hang out. The plan also features, cycling paths, running tracks, ad beach sport facilities.

Running from Jebel Ali beach to Dubai Islands beach, the project would aim to boost Dubais ecotourism offering. — The National News/File
Running from Jebel Ali beach to Dubai Islands beach, the project would aim to boost Dubai's ecotourism offering. — The National News/File

A Mangrove Visitor Hub will be constructed where people can discuss environmental issues.

At the centre of this project is the Botanical Museum which would feature interactive exhibits on topics such as climate change, coastal protection, and biodiversity.

Through this project, Dubai will be able to remove 1.23 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.

The mastermind behind the project is URB, which is also the developer behind The Loop project which is a climate controlled, sustainable 93km cycling and wellness motorway.