Dubai is really more than just a desert. After building the world’s largest indoor ski, world’s tallest tower and man-made islands in the shape of a palm tree, the city is set to open on Thursday, September 1, the region’s first indoor tropical rainforest.
Called The Green Planet, developed by Dubai-based holding company Meraas, the project is a 900-square metre “biodome that recreates an enchanting world of a tropical forest with over 3,000 plants, animals, birds and insects, in addition to the world’s largest indoor man-made and life-sustaining tree.”
“The Green Planet was created with an aim to transport family and friends into the very heart of a tropical forest and give them a striking glimpse of the inner workings of such an ecosystem,” Jean-Marc Bled, Meraas general manager for Leisure & Entertainment, said on Monday, when journalists were given a preview of the educational facility located at City Walk in Jumeirah.
Bled told Khaleej Times: “The Green Planet is not exactly an ecological museum nor a zoo but a bio-dome, an integrated environment where some (tropical) animals can roam or birds can fly freely.” More info
By Angel Tesorero www.khaleejtimes.com
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