A beautiful mangrove walk is opening in Abu Dhabi in January 2020
As well as the huge boardwalk, there’ll be kayaking and interactive educational lessons…
Do you love nothing more than a long walk and feeling at peace with nature? If the answer is yes, there’ll soon be a new attraction to add to your bucket list of places to visit in the UAE.
A stunning boardwalk through the natural landscape of mangroves near Yas Island, Abu Dhabi is set to open in January 2020 – and it looks breathtaking.
The huge boardwalk is part of the Dhs5bn Mangrove Walk Project, which covers over 1million square ft of the Mangrove National Park. Found between Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island and Saadiyat Island, it’s intended to enrich Abu-Dhabi’s eco-tourism.
Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed during his tour of Mangrove Walk in Al Jubail Island, which he instructed to be completed by Jan 2020. In line with Abu Dhabi government’s vision to build sustainable communities, the project aims to showcase #AbuDhabi’s natural heritage. pic.twitter.com/4lrJK3jliV
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As well as the stunning nature walk, there will be loads of activities for the whole family to get involved in like kayaking through the mangroves, interactive educational lessons and a children’s play area.
Dedicated viewing terraces will ensure you’re able to take in as much of the stunning surrounding scenery as possible plus a visitors centre will be available so you can understand more about the role of mangroves in our eco-system.
Mangroves play an important part in the environment of the UAE and beyond, by reducing carbon dioxide in the air, which contributes to positively reducing global warming. The mangrove forest is home to over 60,000 species of birds and marine life and the natural habitat is Government-protected.
Mangrove Walk, Mangrove National Park, Abu Dhabi, walk to open 2020. Tel: (02) 445 4777. ead.ae
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Images: Abu Dhabi Media Office