Landscaping work has been completed on the latest phase of development in the mountain town of Hatta.
Contractor Akar undertook the work Al Wadi Park Project which was launched in November last year by HH Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Its aim is to enhance the social and economic capabilities of Hatta, and boost it as an eco- tourism destination.
The park which is situated near the Oman border is now home to more than 900 trees, waterbeds and grassy lawns. It also includes pits with sheltered picnic tables, a jogging track and shaded open-air pavilions.
Solar energy powers the facilities while a water barrier has been installed to protect the landscape against storm surges from the lakes.
Adnan Nalwala, executive director, Akar, said: “The Al Wadi Park is an ambitious project that will enable us to showcase Akar’s exceptional engineering expertise and help augment Dubai’s over-arching goal of boosting tourism, cultural heritage and attractiveness of Hatta as a destination.”