Dubai introduces New Strategy with 200 Parks, Women-Only Beaches

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Dubai's Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, unveiled the ambitious Dubai Quality of Life Strategy 2033, charting a course to transform Dubai into the premier global city for residential excellence.

Dubai's Visionary Quality of Life Strategy

Dubai, under the visionary leadership of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, embarks on a transformative journey with the launch of the Dubai Quality of Life Strategy 2033. This strategy sets forth a comprehensive roadmap to elevate Dubai's status as the ultimate city for residents to thrive, emphasizing pedestrian-friendliness, environmental sustainability, and family-centric amenities.

Emphasizing accessibility and community well-being, the strategy introduces over 200 projects and initiatives. These include expanding public amenities like parks and beaches, enhancing cycling tracks, and introducing women-only beaches, aligning with a vision of a pedestrian-, environment-, and family-friendly city.

Model neighborhoods in Al Mizhar 1, Al Khawaneej 2, and Al Barsha 2 exemplify the strategy's focus on upgrading existing infrastructure, promoting healthier living environments, and fostering community connectivity through enhanced social amenities and soft mobility options.

A comprehensive network of over 115 km of pedestrian and cycling tracks is set to redefine mobility, accompanied by extensive landscaping, architectural enhancements, and safety improvements across residential areas.

Dubai's parks will undergo a transformative evolution, featuring innovative designs catering to diverse community needs while prioritizing sustainability and well-being. Over 30 parks will showcase these new designs within three years.

Environmental stewardship is integral to the strategy, with initiatives ranging from waste-to-energy conversion projects to the creation of natural wildlife reserves and marine habitats. Dubai's rich biodiversity will be preserved through targeted conservation efforts.

Dubai's iconic beaches will undergo significant upgrades, ensuring accessibility, safety, and enhanced amenities. The plan aligns with the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, aiming to expand public beachfront areas fourfold.

Enhancing Dubai's tourism appeal extends beyond its urban core to areas like Hatta and Al Marmoom, emphasizing sustainable development, cultural preservation, and investment opportunities to create a holistic tourist experience.

A substantial increase in essential services, coupled with housing initiatives for nationals in outlying areas, underscores the strategy's commitment to meeting the diverse needs of Dubai's residents. Investments in healthcare, education, and recreational facilities will enhance community well-being.

Green Spaces Expansion

Recognizing the environmental benefits of green spaces, the strategy prioritizes the expansion of public parks and green areas. Projects aimed at increasing tree cover and implementing sustainable irrigation systems will contribute to Dubai's sustainability goals.

The Dubai Quality of Life Strategy 2033 sets a bold trajectory for Dubai's evolution as a global leader in urban living. With its comprehensive approach to infrastructure, sustainability, and community well-being, the strategy reflects Dubai's unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation.

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