Dubai Municipality announces free entry to Quran Park
Dubai Municipality's Director General, Dawood Abdulrahman Al Hajiri announced that the Quran Park, which is being implemented by Dubai Municipality in the Khawaneej area, will be open for free to all its visitors in order to encourage them to take advantage of the beautiful and picturesque views of this unique park created in accordance with the latest designs and internationally approved specifications.
“It will be an open park without walls allowing everyone to benefit from its various facilities and that the entrance fee will be limited to only the Cave of Miracles and the Glass House for Dhs10 each,” he said.
Al Hajiri explained that this comes within the framework of the implementation of the government’s directives in achieving happiness for all as His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai said that "Happiness and positivity are a lifestyle, a government commitment and a true spirit that unites the UAE community."
“The system of government work is developed to achieve the goals that each person seeks, which is happiness for him and his family. Therefore, the Municipality decided that this park is specialized and distinguished by its creative designs and beautiful facilities without walls and available to all to enjoy its atmosphere and scenic views,” he added.
Pointing out that the park is one of the most important initiatives of the Municipality in the field of establishing parks and increasing the green area in the emirate, Al Hajiri said it will also be an important attraction for visitors and tourists, citizens and residents alike.
"The establishment of the Quran Park is a great achievement for the city of Dubai in the field of parks and it will be one of the most unique and distinctive landmark that the emirate embraces,” he said.
Al Hajiri pointed out that the park will be a wonderful opportunity to explain many of the meanings and miracles that contained in the Holy Quran in scientific and medical fields, as well as the advantages of the plants mentioned in the Quran, and how modern medicine relies heavily on them in treatment and its benefits to the environment.
He said that the park is a pioneering modern cultural project that emerges from the civilizational and scientific achievements of Islam, by listing and collecting the plants mentioned in the Holy Quran and Sunnah as the visitors will be introduced to the plant species, their importance and scientific and nutritional value.
Al Hajiri explained that the mission of the Quran Park is to contribute to enhancing the cultural and scientific roles of the Islamic heritage by localizing the plants mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah and the embodiment of the Islamic heritage.
"The Quran Park aims at building bridges of intellectual and cultural communication with different cultures, religions and people, by introducing the cultural achievements of the Islamic religion in the field of plant ecology and preparing a scientific database for the plants of the Arab environment and to improve the efficiency of performance in the fields of agricultural production and scientific research,” he said.
Al Hajiri 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 Khawaneej area, covering an area of 60 hectares, aims to present the values of Islam, our Islamic religion, which is the religion of tolerance, love and peace. It is a strong doctrine that embraces all social and human virtues. Peace is one of the principles that Islam has deep roots in the hearts of Muslims and has become a part of their existence and the goal of Islam on the earth. The Muslim is ordered to deal with others nicely and be benevolent and just in dealing with them as long as they are peaceful in their dealings do not show enmity and hatred with Muslims,” he pointed out.
Al Hajiri said the Park will also shed light on the various other topics mentioned in the Quran, including modern medicine.
“Among the most important elements of the project is the Glass House containing the plants mentioned in the Holy Quran and Sunnah, which grow under certain temperatures and special environmental determinants, as well as shops selling herbs and plants mentioned in the Holy Quran,” he said.
“The park consists of 12 gardens containing the plants mentioned in the Holy 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.
“In addition to the solar energy trees, inspired by the art of Arabic and Islamic fonts designed specifically for the Quran Park project, it contains solar panels, Wi-Fi system, phone-charging stations and shaded seating for visitors. The Cave of Miracles, which contains 7 miracles, mentioned in the Quran display them with the latest modern interactive techniques in the field of exhibit displays. The park will also include several kiosks in all gardens to display information on all types of plants and cultivated trees, the benefits of their uses in food and medicine, as well as the verses mentioned in the Quran,” he said.