The city’s biggest public park has just been announced, and it’ll be jam-packed full of goodies.

Walkers, runners, parents, coffee aficionados – prepare to be rather excited.

A huge new Dubai project has just been revealed, and it looks set to transform the city into a jogger’s and nature lover’s paradise.

Dubai Holding and Dubai Municipality have just inked a deal to develop the emirate’s biggest public park, which will span a whopping 1.43 million square metres when finished.

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The Dubailand project will create a “vibrant, natural environment, encouraging individuals to lead a healthy and active lifestyle”, according to a press release.

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When complete, the park will increase public space in the city by an impressive 17 per cent.

So what will you be able to find there?

Well, considering the park hopes to raise residents’ fitness levels, there are plenty of active options on offer.

The green space promises to house 30 kilometres of pathways, plus 20 kilometres of jogging tracks, and a further 7 kilometres of nature trails in total.

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There’ll also be 14 kilometres of cycle tracks, along with 45 sports grounds and five major events spaces.

So could we have our own botanic-garden-style alfresco concerts soon? Fingers crossed.

When it comes to socialising, parents will be able to choose from 55 playgrounds to take the kids, while retail space for shops, restaurants and coffee shops will make the park a popular meeting spot.

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Will it be sustainable?

Yes, says the statement announcing the park, revealing the space is slated to welcome 15,000 trees when finished.

There’ll be on-site power generation and waste recycling, plus all the added trees and greenery will improve the area’s air quality (and tech-heads will be happy to note there’ll be park-wide wifi).

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So, when can we expect it to open? Well, there’s no confirmed finish date yet in place, but construction on phase one will kick off this year.

When complete, the first phase will create 318,000 square metres of lush scenery, with a 4km jogging track, 2km cycling track and 7kms of walkways.

Ahmad Bin Byat, vice chairman and managing director of Dubai Holding, even likened the project to the iconic Central Park, and other world-famous green spaces.

“In addition to enhancing the natural landscape and attracting tourists, every major city, including New York, London and Singapore, has an iconic park that reflects its cultural and social identity,” he said.

“The provision of green, open spaces play a pivotal role in elevating the quality of life among residents, creating a desire to explore new pursuits and enjoy favourite pastimes. The development of this park, in partnership with Dubai Municipality, aims to highlight Dubai’s remarkable landscapes and position it among the most prominent global cities.”

We’ll keep you updated with when the park is set to open… in the meantime, we’re off to buy a new picnic blanket and petanque set.

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Images: Dubai Media Office