DAMAC REVEALS PLANS TO BUILD A MANMADE RAINFOREST IN DUBAI
As part of Damac’s Akoya Oxygen project, Dubai is set to welcome its very own man-made rainforest. It will be housed underneath a dome and will be home to a forest canopy zip wire ride, rock climbing walls, steam baths and pool spas. Ziad El Chaar, the firm’s managing director, told Construction Week Online, “Dubai is known around the world for attracting the biggest and best and the Dubai Rainforest joins that list of unique attractions which will support the growth of the city,” before adding, “the Dubai Rainforest will be a tropical wonderland, where tourists, residents and school groups can immerse themselves in and inspire a new generation.”
The new addition is expected to recreate the natural environment that can be found in the heart of the deepest rainforests, which covers 6% of the earth’s surface.