The Assistant Director General of Dubai Municipality for Engineering and Planning Sector, Dawoud Al Hajiri, together with Assistant Director General for the Communication and Community Sector, Mohammed Mubarak Al Mutaiwei, have inspected the Dubai Safari project, which is being established by the municipality in Al Warqaa-5.
The visit was aimed at reviewing the progress of work, and finishing touches are now underway. The top officials of the municipality were briefed on various aspects of the progress on the project, which is nearing completion in the next few months.
Dubai Safari is a unique project, being developed in an environment-friendly manner, with variety of facilities. Spanning across 119 hectares, out of which 80 are dedicated for the villages representing different regions of the world, and 35 for the Open Safari Village, Dubai Safari aims to recreate the best habitat for wildlife, offering environments that suit various animals.
Dubai Safari also aims at attracting visitors from across the world, by use of modern interactive methods of viewing and movement, so that visitors can gain a unique experience. Apart from entertainment aspects being in place, all safety requirements are also being taken care of, on part with international standards.
The project includes several key villages, including African village, Asian village, Open Safari Village, in addition to a Valley and Children’s Park. Every section of the park is built on authentic environment of its character in terms of restaurants, facilities, umbrellas, animal shelters, so that it characterises the diversity of population and various environments providing fun and change throughout the course of the visitors.
Supported by solar-power, the Valley covers 7.5 hectares, which includes a waterfall, a lake and a stream, in addition to wooden bridges to connect the two sides of the Valley.
Work on the Open Safari, spanning 22 hectares, has already been completed, and follows the pattern of Safari Gardens, so that they have large open spaces. The movement of visitors would be through environment-friendly electric vehicles, with suspense and excitement along the way, and opportunity to interact with animals.