- A leading lifestyle and tourist destination that highlights the importance of Mangrove trees
- The development is due to be complete by January 2020
- The first of a portfolio of lifestyle destinations by Modon Properties
- The project offers the first of its kind walk into the mangroves
HH Sheikh Khalid Bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, toured Mangrove Walk project, which is developed by Modon Properties’ (Modon), an integrated master developer and subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company (ADDHC).
HH Sheikh Khalid was accompanied by HE Jassim Mohammed Buatabh Al Zaabi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Finance, HE Falah Mohammed Al Ahbabi Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, Acting Chairman of the Department of Transport and Abdulla Al Sahi, Chief Executive Officer of Modon.
HH Sheikh Khalid viewed the unique design of Mangrove Walk, which reflects the local nature and highlights the coastal features of the region. It provides residents and visitors a chance to explore the surrounding unique habitat which includes these natural mangroves.
Once complete, Mangrove Walk will be host to a number of facilities including kayaking activities, a boardwalk with interactive educational lessons, a play area for children and viewing terraces for visitors to enjoy the stunning natural scenery on offer. There will also be a visitor’s centre, which aims to raise awareness about mangrove trees and their environmental significance.
His Highness instructed for the project to be completed by January 2020 according to the highest international standards, given its significance as one of the projects aimed at building natural reserves and preserving the environment, in line with the vision of Abu Dhabi Government to build vibrant and sustainable communities.
Abdulla Al Sahi, CEO of Modon, said: “Mangrove Walk is the first of its kind in Modon’s destination package, which aims to enhance Abu Dhabi's profile in ecotourism. The project covering over one million square meters is filled with maritime mangroves trees which will be used for tourism, creative and educational purposes for both residents and tourists.
“It has been an honour to welcome H.H. Sheikh Khalid to Mangrove Walk and have the opportunity to highlight one of our first non-residential projects, as well as our commitment to the highest standards of sustainability and environmental protection.”
Modon conceptualised the Mangrove Walk to showcase and educate local and international visitors about Abu Dhabi’s natural heritage and environmental conservation efforts.
The project enjoys close proximity to other popular destinations in Abu Dhabi including Yas Waterpark, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Island’s Cultural District. During the presentation, Sheikh Hamdan was briefed about the latest developments with regard to the designs of the Liwa and Mirfa projects, as well as the Al Hamra Island resort, which is located off the shore in the Al Dhafra Region.
He was also told about the progress of the construction and operations within the approved time frame.
Sheikh Hamdan stressed that the Al Dhafra Region continues to work to enhance its position in the tourism sector at the state level by supporting infrastructure and tourism projects that seek to meet the requirements of the developing tourism business in the region. He indicated that this contributes to encouraging the tourism and entertainment sectors and will support the country's march during the next 50 years.