Dubai's Quran Park to include plants found in the religious text

The park's civic body announced the project will include 51 of the 54 plants mentioned in the holy book

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The civic body for Dubai’s Quran Park announced on Sunday that the project will include 51 of the 54 plants mentioned in the holy book, including garlic, onion, lentil, barley, wheat, ginger, pumpkin, watermelon, and tamarind, The Gulf News reported.

“We have already planted 31 types of plants during the second phase of the project’s construction, and have 20 more left. The only three plants we have not planted are not available on Earth,” said Mohammad Mashroom, Director of General Projects Department.

“We will construct an observatory where a glass building will accommodate 15 plants and other flowers, which will open up the minds of visitors to have a better understanding of the Quran,” he said.

The plants showcased will be marked by plaques describing the plants characteristics, including their medicinal purposes.

“The area allocated for the miracles of Quran will include an air-conditioned tunnel, which will reflect and explain the miracles and stories from the holy book,” Mashroom explained.

The religiously themed park, a Dh26 million ($7 million) project, is set to open in September 2015, a year after its original launch date.

In a statement released on Sunday, Eng Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, explained that the first stage included leveling the ground, which was carried out by using construction waste and other reusable waste material, a process which saved the municipality Dh12 million ($320,000).

“The total area is 64 hectares and in the next six months we will focus our efforts on completing the remaining 32 hectares and complete the other facilities,” he added.

The project is currently in its third and final stage of development.

The park will be located in Al Khawaneej and will include children’s play area, outdoor theatre, desert garden, palm oasis, and a lake, in addition to running and cycling tracks.

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