A glow-in-the-dark park will light up Dubai in December.
AED 30 million project Dubai Garden Glow in Zabeel Park will feature eye-catching glowing attractions, including Dubai landmark the Burj Khalifa made out of a potentially record-breaking 300,000 brightly-coloured bottles.
Set to open any day soon, but definitely before Christmas, the one-off attraction in Zone B of the 47.5 hectare park is inspired by wonders of the world, including the wildebeest migration of Masai Mara to the tulips of Netherlands.
And it’s not just after dark when Garden Glow will shine. Visitors can check out work by artists from around the world by day that lights up at night, as well as performances by musicians and acrobats. There’s also a special zone where kids can enjoy ‘learning with fun’ and meet a talking tree, visit Panda Paradise and Candyland.
The neon wonderland is expect to attract more than 5,000 visitors a day and will stay open throughout the cooler winter months until temperatures start to creep up again in April.
It’s a place of outdoor fun that also carries a serious message, says Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality.
“With unique projects like Dubai Garden Glow we aim to offer an unforgettable experience for both children and adults using the latest technology for thrills and safety.
“Dubai Garden Glow is a unique edutainment vision which has been brought to life, using cutting edge technology and some of the best artistic talent from different corners of the world. Dubai Garden Glow will engage and inspire visitors by spreading a strong message reinforcing Dubai’s commitment towards using recycled products and reducing carbon footprint.
“We encourage residents and visitors to enjoy Dubai’s parks and recreation areas to the fullest specially during the good weather. Being outdoors is a key element in promoting good health and happiness.”