Dubai is off to set a new record by launching the Landmark Conservation Tourism Project called the Marmoom Reserve project; it will be the most significant sustainable environment and is said to boost tourism in Dubai. This Tourism Project Dubai lays special emphasis on species conservation, renewable energy development, local economic development, tourism development, waste recycling, wetland and water conservation, and protected area expansion work. The Marmoom Reserve Project will feature quite a few of the specialties offered by them.
UAE Vice President, the Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum have officially announced the launch of this project. It will be located on the outskirts of Dubai and will cover 10% of the emirate’s entire area. Eco-tourism is becoming a new trend to educate travelers about our eco-systems and their mesmerizing delicate balance for self-sustainability. The government of Dubai hopes that this project will drive more people to experience one of the most spectacular desert reserves in the Middle East.
Landmark Conservation Tourism Project will host a large variety of wildlife, which includes endangered animals and birds. The migratory birds are said to be one of the highlights of this project. This reserve will house close to 204+ native bird species and 158 migratory birds. This area will surround the 10km spread of the Al Qudra Lakes. The Project lays emphasis on educating the population about environmental protection, tourism, and leisure.
The government during the launch stated that the environment is one of the most important assets for the country and preserving and investing in the same should be the prime concern for any nation. The Marmoom Reserve has been often referred to an environmental, sporting, and touristic addition to the lifestyle of the UAE.
Some of the highlights of the Landmark Conservation Tourism Project regarding eco-systems
- 26 species of reptiles along with nine mammal species and 39 species of plants
- House close to nineteen species of endangered animals and bird species.
- The reserve will have the most extensive population of Flamingos in a desert region along with 500 other birds
- This area also is known to be located around a 3,000-year-old Saruq Al Hadid archaeological site
- The Belvedere will be built in the shape of Arabian Oryx heads across the conservation to allow visitors to view the inhabitants of the reserve
When it comes to education and leisure, the plan is to build studios for meditation, yoga, and relaxation. The yoga studios will be enclosed air-conditioned studios along with shaded practice areas. Specially designed yoga studios will include a spot that allows yogis and yoginis to practice yoga in an outdoor desert setting.
A total of 5 observation decks will be installed for people who enjoy astronomy and enable them to observe skies. This project is focused on light pollution and ensures a clear view of the skies.
40 hectares of the conservation will be assigned to the most extensive plant nursery in the country. That will be the focal point in the field of education especially for students from schools and universities and for researchers and academics in the field of Plant Ecology.
Dubai has been hosting many sporting events in the last decade and to add to the list, the conservation will host more than 20 annual sporting events a year and will expect to interest more than 20,000 visitors every year. The sports events that are expected to be a part of the Dubai Landmark Conservation Tourism Project would feature a Dubai International Cycling Tour that is hosted by the Dubai Sports Council and the Sandstorm Marmoom Challenge.
Regarding entertainment, an outdoor 350-seater theatre will be a part of the reserve to be able to host a wide array of musical and artistic acts.
The Landmark Conservation Tourism Project will genuinely be sustainable development in its literal sense. The ecosystem will be built to be self-sustainable and will be the epitome of ecotourism in the Middle East. The conservation will be powered by a 5,000-megawatt solar power complex called Mohamed bin Rashid Solar Power Complex that will provide clean, renewable energy to encourage sustainable development.
In addition to all the other features, there will be Green Charger stations for electric vehicles and Smart Meter technology at the conservation. The idea is to promote an environment-friendly way of life at the same time focus on technological advancement.
This project will give the young residents and children a way to enhance outdoor skills. And provide them with an understanding of how ecosystems work. These kinds of projects will deepen our connection with nature; its balance will teach us how to respect wildlife especially those who are endangered by human interference in their natural habitats.
UAE will be one of the most diverse tourist destinations in the Middle East after this project is complete. It’s safe to say the Tourism Project Dubai has made some tremendous achievements regarding tourism not only for entertainment but also in education, trade, leisure and sporting events. The conservation will be one of a kind, the only unfenced desert reserve in the region.