Open air awaits you in Abu Dhabi
More than 100 urban spaces have been revitalised by the Department of Municipalities and Transport.
With the slogan ‘Open air awaits you in Abu Dhabi’, the attractive pockets of new and improved urban spaces provide sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the Emirate.
The urban space were regenerated to create healthier and more liveable spaces in the Emirate through a number of recreational facilities, the biggest regenerated spaces are the (E-25) Park and Sports Centre in Al Nahyan, entrance area of the International School of Choueifat, in Mohammed bin Khalifa Street, near Mushrif Park, Zayed University.
The revitalised urban spaces feature uniquely stylish canopies that are designed to improve the Universal Thermal Comfort Index (UTCI) from May to October, by maximising shade from the morning and afternoon sun, as well as misting systems, ‘green walls’, lightweight concrete pavement slabs and native plants and trees, all of which help cool the area. The canopies also roll up at night to allow cooling of the area in the evenings.
Each space aims to improve quality of life, health and wellbeing of communities in surrounding areas, by providing more open and inclusive areas to explore, interact and relax, during different times of the day and for most parts of the year.