The giant eco-dome, The Green Planet, is set to open on September 1 at City Walk in Dubai, allowing visitors to step foot into a completely different biome stocked with over 3,000 plants and animals.
The four-storey man-made tropical rainforest will serve as an entirely enclosed ecosystem.
Upon entering the rather futuristic-looking building, visitors will be stepping foot into the Flooded Forest, where they’ll be able to catch their first glimpse of the forest floor complete with a giant aquarium.
The top of the bio-dome serves as a panoramic viewing deck, where you’ll be able to check out the world’s largest indoor, man-made and life-sustaining tree in the world.
There are a whole bunch of animals inside too. Toucans, crocodile lizards, sloths and porcupines to name a few.
The bio-dome will feature personalised animal encounters, with educational facilities and programmes for school tours to teach about the fragility of the planet and the ecosystems it houses.
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Speaking about the opening, Jean-Marc Bled, General Manager of Leisure and Entertainment at Meeras said: “The Green Planet was created with an aim to transport family and friends into the very heart of a tropical forest and give them a striking glimpse of the inner workings of such an ecosystem.
“By creating such a unique and immersive experience, we hope to showcase science in action and instill a sense of appreciation amongst visitors so that we can understand our eco system better in order to preserve it.”
Brad McTavish, head architect of The Green Planet had more to add, saying: “The whole building was designed from a simple story about recreating a tropical forest within Dubai.
“We gathered and worked very closely with zoologists, aquarium specialists, and sophisticated mechanical and structural engineers to pool together our expertise to create the perfect habitat for the species at The Green Planet.”
The Green Planet is operated by a team of highly trained professionals from the ZoOceanarium Group, a specialised company with over 20 years of experience in operating aquarium and zoological facilities.
The Green Planet, City Walk, Al Wasl. Dhs70 for ages two to 12, Dhs95 for adults. 10am to 10pm. Tel: (800) 637227. thegreenplanetdubai.com.
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