Twenty percent has been done and in closely 9 months, the full transformation of one of the oldest park in Dubai as the first solar-powered park in the Emirate will be open to the public.
The Satwa Reservoir of which re-construction was started last quarter of 2013 is ready for public use by the end of 2014. It covers an area of 1.5 hectares with 40-metre high water reservoir tank.
The old park was built in 1980 in Satwa area and one of the landmarks of Dubai because of its water reservoir tower. Its reconstruction is a project of the Dubai Municipality and converts it as the 2st park in the emirate powered by solar energy.
The park will be fully operated by solar energy and will not use the regular public electricity power its lights and integrated irrigation network.
Dubai’s Director of Public Parks and Horticulture Department says that the city’s parks are the most important and busiest places in the country in terms of the number of visitors and events organized by various community groups on special occasions, such as holidays and celebrations.
In addition to in addition numerous under construction parks, there are 103 public places, including six major parks, two open beaches, four pond parks, 33 residential parks and 58 public squares are available and being enjoyed by tourists and residents in Dubai.