This is the best…
It looks like HH Sheikh Mohammed is as much of a romantic as we are.
The vice president of the UAE and ruler of Dubai recently toured The Yard, a new lakefront destination in Al Khawaneej.
As well as being home to a farmer’s market, and some pretty cool street art, The Yard also boasts Dubai’s first ‘Promise Bridge’ – where people can make symbolic pledges to their loved ones by attaching padlocks to the bridge (like the Ponts des Arts bridge in Paris).
The bridge has proved a big hit, filling up with more than 4000 locks in just one month.
It’s also apparently found a fan in Sheikh Mohammed, who was snapped inspecting the bridge last week:
Perhaps the ruler was considering adding a lock for his wife, HRH Princess Haya – how great would that be?
Currently, you can check out the first two phases of The Yard, which include a rustic courtyard, a bakery, air-conditioned and open-air restaurants, dining spaces, shops, a lake, shaded walking trails and expansive landscaped picnic areas.
The third phase will include cinemas, sports facilities, a shopping centre, a hypermarket and tracks for walking and jogging.