Dubai plans to replace concrete and sand car parks with green spaces

Dubai is about to become a little greener, as its car parks become green spaces.

As part of its efforts to increase the amount of green space, the municipality has announced plans to gradually replace the concrete and sand surfaces of all car parks with real grass.

Large car parking areas are now being identified so that they can be converted to grass. Grass car parking spaces will also be introduced as a new criterion in green building specifications, authorities said.

Hussain Nasser Lootah, the municipality’s director general, said the green parking project aimed to transform all parking areas in the emirate to cultivated areas.

The exact date for commencement of the project was not revealed. Although most of Dubai’s car parks are surfaced with concrete, a few are little more than giant sandpits.

 

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