The Dubai Municipality has announced a new theme park project called Holy Quran Park to be located in Al Khawaneej.
Construction of the new public park has begun, meaning visitors should be able to experience the miracles of the Holy Quran by next September.
The 60-hectare park, designed in the Islamic perspective and estimated to cost about Dh27 million depending on the final design, will introduce visitors to the miracles and stories of the Quran in an air-conditioned tunnel.
Other facilities will include children’s play areas, an outside theatre, fountains, a lake, running-cycling-and-walking tracks, a palm oasis and an Islamic garden. The garden, along with a glass building, will showcase all plants mentioned in the holy book, including fig, pomegranate, olive, corn, leek, garlic, onion, lentil, barley, wheat, ginger, pumpkin, watermelon, tamarind, ceder, vineyards, bananas, cucumbers, and basil, in a bid to encourage people to think about why the plants are mentioned.
General projects department director Mohammed Noor Mashroom said the initial site preparation works, tracks and service buildings had been completed. The second stage will start next month and end in July next year, while the third stage, starting in August 2014, was expected to be completed in September next year.