Dubai: Dubai’s upcoming Quran Park will have a free entry, Dawood Abdul Rahman Al Hajiri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, announced on Monday.
The fee will be charged from those wishing to visit two special sections in the park, the civic body said in a press release.
However, the municipality did not announce the date for opening the park for public.
Coming up in Al Khawaneej area, the park will offer free entry to all its visitors to enjoy the beautiful and picturesque views of this unique park, the release said
“It will be an open park without walls allowing everyone to benefit from its various facilities, A fee of Dh10 each will be charged for entering the Cave of Miracles and the Glass House,” Al Hajiri said.
“The establishment of the Quran Park is a great achievement for the city of Dubai and it will be one of the most unique and distinctive landmarks in the emirate.”
Al Hajiri pointed out that the park will provide a wonderful opportunity to explain many of the miracles mentioned in the Quran, as well as the advantages of the plants mentioned in the Quran. It will also showcase how modern medicine relies heavily on them for treatment of various ailments and its benefits to the environment.
“Among the most important elements of the project is the Glass House containing the plants mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah, which grow under certain temperatures and special environmental determinants, as well as shops selling herbs and plants mentioned in the Quran,” he said.
The Cave of Miracles showcases seven miracles mentioned in the Quran displayed with the latest modern interactive techniques.
“The park also consists of 12 gardens containing the plants mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah, with its scientific and medicinal benefits and uses, including bananas, pomegranates, olives, melons, grapes, figs, garlic, leeks, onions, corn, lentils, wheat, pond beans, ginger, tamarind, basil, pumpkins and cucumbers,” said Al Hajiri.
The park will have solar panels, Wi-Fi system, phone-charging stations and shaded seating for visitors.”
The park will also include several kiosks in all gardens to display information about all types of plants and trees, the benefits of their use in food and medicine, as well as the verses mentioned in the Quran.”
He stressed that the vision of the project aims to be a Quran Park in the heart of a modern environment with Islamic vision and cultural values.
“The site of the strategic project in Al Khawaneej area, covering an area of 60 hectares, aims to present the values of Islam, which is the religion of tolerance, love and peace.”
At a glance
What: Quran Park
Where: Al Khawaneej
Opening date: Not announced
Fee for Cave of Miracles: Dh10
Fee for Glass House: Dh10