Umm Al Emarat Park

Reimagining Abu Dhabi’s urban hub

Our world-class team is providing comprehensive management and operation services to Umm Al Emarat Park, one of the oldest and largest urban parks in Abu Dhabi.

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Umm Al Emarat Park Project summary

Client

Al Ain Properties

Services provided

Managed services, Helpdesk services, Operations

Sectors

Leisure and sport, Leisure and sport

Locations

Middle East and North Africa, UAE Abu Dhabi

Project timeline

Start date:
2015
Status
Live
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Project story

First opened to visitors in 1982 – then known as Mushrif Central Park – Umm Al Emarat Park has been a community hot spot for both Abu Dhabi natives and visitors for over three decades. In 2013 it closed its doors for 24 months, determined to transform the iconic 145,000 square metre park for the modern day, while also honouring the legacy of the UAE’s first president, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Appointed in a management and operation role in 2015, our leading team of experts provide a vast range of services to Umm Al Emarat Park. These include the management of cleaning, food and beverage, ticketing, security, waste and landscaping, as well as pest control, health and safety, and financial management.

Since reopening, the park has been a huge success story for the client and our team alike. With more than 700,000 visitors and 35 community events in its first year, revenues over this period hit five million dirhams – exceeding the revenue forecast by an average of 200% for three consecutive months.

Project stats

700,000+ visitors in first year
145,000 sq m - size of the vast urban park

Points of note

Past and future

Collaborating with an international team of architects and landscape designers, our bright employees are integral in reimagining Umm Al Emarat Park for the 21st century, while also keeping cultural norms in the forefront of our mind. The use of local contractors alongside the first-hand experience of our staff was crucial to ensure that past and future is expertly united in the new park.

Commitment to sustainability

Following its successful reopening in March 2015, Umm Al Emarat Park was awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award – an international benchmark for green spaces – reinforcing its community destination in Abu Dhabi, while also underlining our commitment to sustainability and the environment.

“The Green Flag award is an acclaimed accolade that recognises best practices in managing green spaces. It has been a wonderful experience working closely with the judges and showcasing our beautiful park to them.”

“Umm Al Emarat Park is rapidly becoming an established community hub in Abu Dhabi and this award highlights our commitment to making it a world-class destination.”