Umm Al Emarat Park

Reimagining Abu Dhabi’s urban hub

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

Scroll down

Umm Al Emarat Park Project summary


Al Ain Properties

Services provided



Stadiums and major venues


Middle East and Africa, UAE Abu Dhabi

Project timeline

Start date:

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 provided a vast range of services to Umm Al Emarat Park for several years. These included 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 team was 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 united success in the operating of the 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.”