Step into the ‘Cave of Miracles’ at Dubai’s Dh100m Quran Park
Dubai Municipality says thee vision of the project is to build a bridge between the Islamic vision and urban values
By Wam emirates24/7 News
Published Monday, September 26, 2016
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, has approved the cave and glass house project in the Quran Park at an estimated cost of Dh100 million.
Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, said: “The approval of Sheikh Hamdan for this project comes in order to keep up with the basic needs of the population of the city of Dubai for municipality services.
“The Quran Park is a great opportunity to explain the meanings of a lot of wonders and miracles mentioned in the Holy Quran in the scientific and medical fields, and the benefits of the plants mentioned in the Holy Quran and how modern medicine is highly dependent upon these plants for treatments as well as their environmental benefits,” said Lootah.
Lootah said the vision of the project is to have a Quran Park in the heart of a modern environment with an Islamic vision and urban values.
“The project has a strategic location in Khawaneej at a total area of 60 hectares. Among the most important elements of the project is the Glass House, which contains plants mentioned in the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, PBUH, as well as shops selling herbs and plants mentioned in the Holy Quran.
“The Cave of Miracles contains the miracles mentioned in the Quran, illustrated using the latest interactive technology,” explained Lootah.
The project consists of 12 gardens, containing plants mentioned in the Holy Quran, in addition to solar trees with a unique design inspired by the Arab and Islamic calligraphy, especially designed for the Quran Park project.
The solar trees contain solar panels and Wi-Fi with the facility for charging mobile phones and shaded seats for visitors.