Al Fay Park is a game-changer and a paradigm shift in how to design and implement city nature in the dense megacities of the Middle East. The 27,500 m2 park is the first urban park in UAE focusing on biodiversity, social activities and microclimate optimization. Designed aesthetically and climatically to be “the coolest place in town”.
Al Fay Park features more than 2,000 local flora, including the national Ghaf tree, selected to sustain a natural and forest-like ecosystem. The park features world-class facilities for multiple sports and activities, children’s playgrounds as well as a unique ‘forest track’ as a main nature attraction. All activities are made of natural elements, providing a sustainable and natural space for all to use.
Designed utilizing the latest knowledge and research in microclimate optimization and urban sustainability, Al Fay Park’s high density of trees, plus modern irrigation systems, ensures it uses 40 percent less water than traditional parks while providing a cool, comfortable and unique round-the-clock place for all residents and visitors in Abu Dhabi to meet, play and live.
The park is made in strong collaboration with Parsons and with client Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport.
Video courtesy: Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipalities and Transport and Al Fay Park
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