New development project for Mubazzara

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New development project for Mubazzara
By Aftab Kazmi, Bureau Chief GULF NEWS Published: December 27, 2007, 00:13

Al Ain: Mubazzara, a prime tourist attraction in Al Ain, is to undergo a beautification drive through a multi-million dirham project launched by Al Ain Municipality.

Mubazzara, located in the south of the city, is a lush green valley in the foothills of Jebel Hafeet, the highest mountain in the UAE. It is a major recreational centre for people coming from across the country and neighbouring GCC countries.

New facilities

The project includes enhancement of the clusters of chalets in different parts of the valley, a children’s play area, ornamental plants and trees and development of new facilities.

A municipality source said ornamental plants would be planted in and around the chalet area.

As part of the project three water tanks will also be constructed to store around nine millions gallons of water for irrigation.

The project has been announced by the municipality’s Public Gardens Section, which says its intentions are to offer world-class facilities for tourists.

A large number of visitors come to Mubazzara during the weekends, national holidays and festive occasions. The area was packed during the recent Eid Al Adha holidays. The site was given special attention by the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. It has been jointly developed by Al Ain Municipality and Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority. Mubazzara has hot springs and a number of other attractions. The area has lately seen many rapid developments.

The authorities, said the source, have a plan to develop Mubazzara into a fully-fledged tourist resort with all modern facilities and services.

Conference centre

The plan includes a club house and golf course, a visitors’ centre, a planetarium and a conference centre.

The planned golf club will have an 18-hole course and a nine-hole short course along with a media centre.

Earlier this year, the municipality contracted a private firm for the maintenance and development of Mubazzara and its surrounding areas.

The Dh50 million contract will cover the maintenance and landscaping of Zakhir, Ain Al Faydah, Mubazzara and some surrounding areas for four years.

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