Mohamed Bin Rashid Gardens
By Richard High18 July 2008
Developer Dubai Properties' AED 200 billion (US$ 54.5 billion) Mohamed Bin Rashid Gardens will cover 8.19 million m2 when complete in 2026.
Part of Dubai's 2015 Strategic Plan, which is the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid, it is divided into four zones - the House of Humanity, the Trade House, the House of Nature and the House of Wisdom, which are inspired by the Arab renaissance in science, literature and humanity of the 12th Century.
The project, which is located between Al Khail Road and Emirates Road, aims to "bring life to the desert", via a 42 km water canal that will stretch from phase 3 of the Business Bay development, and pour out into the Arabian Gulf. It will also contain the Zodiac garden (73% of the project is green), universities, a museum, Dubai Festival Hall, the Mohamed Bin Rashed Foundation and an Avenue of Nations.
A low-density project with huge public open spaces, the gardens will be a mixed-use development over six phases that will cater up to 150000 employees, as well as provide living space for 200000 more.