Abu Dhabi park earns top award after revamp
Umm Al Emarat Park has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag. The award is as an international benchmark for green spaces. The park reopened just over a year ago. International Green Flag Award Umm Al Emarat Park met various criteria, including sustainability, community involvement, cleanliness, safety, conservation and heritage. Tanuja Kothari, Project Director, Al Ain Properties, said: “Working towards securing the Green Flag Award for Umm Al Emarat Park began during the early stages of park design and construction. We wanted to make sure that it met the required criteria for different award categories and we are delighted that we have finally secured this prestigious award.” During its inaugural year, the park, formerly known as Mushrif Central Park, hosted 35 events, which attracted more than 800,000 visitors. On March 28, 2016, HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, renamed the park Umm Al Emarat Park, in honour of HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood.