DUBAI TO HOUSE RAINFOREST

By: Editor In Chief
    
Wed 25 February,2015

AKOYA Oxygen
DAMAC Properties Building First Tropical Ecosystem in the Middle East




Filed Under: Latest News

Dubai is set to become home to the Middle East’s first tropical Rainforest, as the Emirate continues its drive to attract tourism from all over the world.

The tropical ecosystem has been announced by leading luxury developer DAMAC Properties. The educational and cultural dome will be housed within the company’s AKOYA Oxygen master development community as one of the premium attractions within an expansive retail and entertainment zone.

The Dubai Rainforest will be completed ahead of the World Expo 2020 taking place in the Emirate, and will become a key attraction within Dubai’s integrated tourism plans. The project will join attractions such as the varied theme parks coming on-line, in addition to the world’s tallest fountain, the Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai Eye and the Dubai Aquarium as Dubai looks to welcome at least 20 million tourists a year by 2020.

“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,” said Ziad El Chaar, Managing Director, DAMAC Properties. “The Dubai Rainforest will fit perfectly into the ethos of AKOYA Oxygen – the greenest community in Dubai – and provide a new space for education and cultural events which will raise awareness of this exciting ecosystem.”

The Dubai Rainforest will sit adjacent to the Trump World Golf Clubhouse, part of an open-air walkway of high-end retail and entertainment offering, for residents and visitors to the AKOYA by DAMAC community.

AKOYA Oxygen is one of the most talked about master plans currently under development in Dubai. Spread across 55 million sq ft within Dubailand, AKOYA Oxygen will be a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. The second phase of the project is currently available for investment, with villas and townhouses available within the green environment. The project is set around the Trump World Golf Club, Dubai – an 18-hole Championship-standard golf course, which is under design by world-famous golfer, Tiger Woods and will be managed by the Trump Organisation.

The retail and entertainment centre will be the fulcrum of the AKOYA Oxygen development, housing the golf course clubhouse, the Dubai Rainforest and a selection of retail and restaurant outlets.

The Dubai Rainforest will recreate the natural environment experienced in the heart of the deepest rainforests, which cover 6% of the earth’s surface. The tall, dense jungle environment will be fully recreated with many plants species integrated into the iconic dome structure. DAMAC Properties will ensure the integrity of the project is a natural representation of the environment through collaborations with leading Amazonian rainforest experts.

“The Dubai Rainforest will be a tropical wonderland, which tourists, residents and school groups can immerse themselves in and inspire a new generation,” added El Chaar.

Visitors will be taken on a journey through the jungle, starting out on the ground level, before climbing into the canopy, learning about the flora and fauna throughout the habitat. Those with a thrill for heights will be able to fly through the treetops on a zip wire offering stunning bird’s eye views of the environment. Those with a more serene temperament will be able to laze back within the peaceful surrounds of the Rainforest spa, offering hydrothermal treatments among the rock pools and steam baths.

The Dubai Rainforest will also incorporate all of the latest outdoor and exploration equipment with a natural-looking rock face climbing wall set within the abundant nature.

The Dubai Rainforest will also be opened to the true romantics, looking for a very unique wedding environment. Couples will be able to exchange vows in a beautiful Rainforest clearing, followed by a sumptuous feast with the wedding party.

As of December 31st 2014, DAMAC Properties has delivered almost 13,000 homes and has a development portfolio of over 38,000 units at various stages of progress and planning. Included are more than 10,000 hotel rooms and serviced hotel apartments under development, which will be managed by its hospitality arm, DAMAC Hotels & Resorts.




LEADERSHIP AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

EVENTS & CONFERENCES

NETWORKING
Related Posts
UPS COORDINATING THREE RELIEF CHARTERS TO NEPAL TO DELIVER HUMANITARIAN AID
Humanitarian supplies to aid in the response and recovery efforts following the earthquakes on April 25 and May 12, 2015, in Nepal will continue to be airlifted from Dubai to ...
READ MORE
NUMBERS STACK UP FOR UAE TOURISM SECTOR AS 2020 APPROACHES
Arabian Travel Market’s 2015 roadshow series returns to familiar home ground tomorrow (25th February 2015) as the Reed Travel Exhibitions team hosts the UAE leg of its eight city tour ...
READ MORE
Al Habtoor City to Create Thousands of Jobs
Al Habtoor City, the world’s biggest residential and hospitality development under construction, is set to employ thousands of people. The Al Habtoor Group said recruitment teams are hiring locally and ...
READ MORE
Dubai Chamber’s trade with GCC rises 10-fold in 15 years
Exports and re-exports of Dubai Chamber members to GCC countries rose by over 10-fold from Dh17 billion in 1998 to Dh180 billion in 2014, according to a report issued by ...
READ MORE
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to Finance Key Infrastructure Projects in Madagascar
Fund Signs AED110 Million Loan Agreement with Republic of Madagascar to Support Construction of Key Roads, Bridges    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 November, 2014 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) is set ...
READ MORE
Sheikh Mohammed launches govt excellence system
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched the fourth generation of the government excellence system, the ...
READ MORE
Dubai Islamic Bank profit surges to Dh850m for Q1
Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) net profit jumped by 34 per cent to Dh850 million for the first quarter of 2015 compared to same period last year, the bank announced on ...
READ MORE
ABU DHABI DUTY FREE REVENUES REACH DH1 BILLION IN 2014
Abu Dhabi Airports’ Chairman, Ali Majed Al Mansoori, said, “This significant milestone confirms that we are providing passengers with the diverse services and offerings they expect at a major international ...
READ MORE
IRAQ RANKED AS THE SECOND-LARGEST CONTRIBUTOR TO GLOBAL OIL SUPPLY GROWTH IN THE WORLD IN 2014
Information released by EIA reveals Iraq contributed to almost 60 per cent of production growth among OPEC members. Iraq ranked second, behind only the United States, despite security unrest caused by ...
READ MORE
Etihad’s Abu Dhabi and Dallas/Fort Worth new flight
ETIHAD AIRWAYS MARKS INAUGURAL FLIGHT TO DALLAS/FORT WORTH  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has commenced a non-stop service between Abu Dhabi and Dallas/Fort Worth, the ...
READ MORE
UPS COORDINATING THREE RELIEF CHARTERS TO NEPAL TO
NUMBERS STACK UP FOR UAE TOURISM SECTOR AS
Al Habtoor City to Create Thousands of Jobs
Dubai Chamber’s trade with GCC rises 10-fold in
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to Finance Key
Sheikh Mohammed launches govt excellence system
Dubai Islamic Bank profit surges to Dh850m for
ABU DHABI DUTY FREE REVENUES REACH DH1 BILLION
IRAQ RANKED AS THE SECOND-LARGEST CONTRIBUTOR TO GLOBAL
Etihad’s Abu Dhabi and Dallas/Fort Worth new flight