Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Property developers race to make Dubai the Garden City before Expo 2020, as DIGC shortlists its Grand Finale participants  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN Press - 27/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN Press) Real estate players are racing to give Dubai's properties a 'green makeover' with its own unique identity -- in the same way that Venice in Italy is famous for its 'underwater streets' or canals, while Cape Town is famous for its hilltop houses overlooking the sea.



After weeks of heightened suspense and anticipation, the wait is finally over as the final list of participants in the first-ever Dubai International Garden Competition have been announced. The list was unveiled at a VIP event that brought together senior representatives from the event patron Dubai Municipality, event partners and hopeful participants



Participating companies are as follows, Mirak Irrigation & Landscaping, Toscana Landscaping & Pools, Jenny Flowers, Spring Rose Landscaping, Waho & Vogue, Miracle Garden, Terra Verde the Landscape Solution, Greenable Landscapes, Orchid Garden Centre



The Middle East's biggest gardening showcase will be held from April 3rd to 6th at The Venue, Downtown Dubai at the foot of Burj Khalifa -- the world's tallest building, developed by Emaar Properties. The event is eagerly anticipated by real estate investors looking to give their properties a makeover in time for Expo 2020, while boosting the value of their properties through stylish landscaping; as well as players in the tourism and leisure markets.



The participants include architects, botanists, designers, engineers, garden manicurists and horticulturalists among others. A recurring theme among the entries is the emphasis on eco-friendly solutions ideal for Dubai's arid climate, balancing natural beauty with innovation



According to Nasser Khan, CEO of the competition organizers Purelife: "Our judges from the UK have reassured us that in all their years of judging competitions worldwide, these are some of the most stunning concepts they have ever encountered. Purelife believes that this creativity is inspired by Dubai's reputation as a 'City of the Impossible' that touches the sky. Visitors will be even more astounded when these concepts are brought to life right before their eyes. Although the event is only four days long, the concepts they inspire will live on until Expo 2020 and beyond.



Engineer Taleb Jalfar, Director of Parks & Horticulture Department at Dubai Municipality, expressed his optimism about the upcoming event: "We are confident that the outstanding innovation and eco-friendliness shown by participants in the Dubai International Garden Competition will put Dubai high on the map of landscaping globally. This is not just about landscaping; it's about encouraging tourism, family bonding and healthier lifestyles outdoors.



The organizers have expressed their appreciation to the event's generous supporters, companies include Dubai Municipality, Emaar, Dubai Tourism Commercial Marketing, Dubai Calendar, DEWA, Danube Buildmart and Al Baddad.



Interested landscaping organizations, businesses, community groups, architects and other participants can register or find more information on www.digc.ae


About Dubai International Garden Competition (DIGC)
Dubai International Garden Competition (DIGC) is the UAE's first landscaping competition that has been specially created to showcase the beauty of Dubai's gardening masterpieces to the region and the wider world. It brings together the world's best landscapers, architects, designers, botanists, engineers, scientists, real estate experts and other professionals. The first edition will take place from 3rd - 6th April 2014 at The Venue, Downtown Dubai at the foot of Burj Khalifa. The competition is facilitated by Purelife Events, Conferences & Exhibitions, under the patronage of Dubai Municipality.

 






  MENA News Headlines
 Aug 29 2014 - Mercedes disciplines Rosberg after crashArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) BRACKLEY England: Formula One team Mercedes has disciplined Nico Rosberg for crashing into teammate Lewis Hamilton during last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix warning the German ...

 Aug 29 2014 - Papua New Guinea volcano erupts locals evacuateArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) CANBERRA Australia: A volcanic eruption on Papua New Guinea has led to nearby communities being evacuated and some international flights being diverted.The Australian government ...

 Aug 29 2014 - Mother son reunite after 36 yearsArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) A Yemeni woman 60 was reunited with her son after 36 years said sabq.org electronic newspaper quoting her brother.The son was only three years old when the woman got divorced ...

 Aug 29 2014 - Nurse-doctor ratio higher in govt hospitals: ReportArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The ratio of nurses for physicians in the government-run hospitals is double compared to the rate prevailing in private sector hospitals that means two nurses for one physician ...

 Aug 29 2014 - Three months on Umrah pilgrim still missingArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) An Indian pilgrim from the state of Kerala who came to the Kingdom for Umrah three months ago went missing after wandering outside of his hotel room.Relatives are still looking ...

 Aug 29 2014 - Three jailed for graftArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The Eastern Province Municipality official who was accused of amassing SR6.3 million in bribes has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined SR1 million.The official had ...

 Aug 29 2014 - Jeddah Riyadh lead in marriage denial casesArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Saudi women have filed some 622 "adhl" cases from the beginning of 2013 to date Justice Ministry sources said. "Adhl" is where a woman is denied the right to marry by her ...

 Aug 29 2014 - Young couples revive furniture shop salesArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Furniture shops in Jeddah witnessed a rise in young shoppers who are planning to get married during the summer season. According to shop owners sales increased by 90 percent due ...

 Aug 29 2014 - Scientists discover mild cases of MERSArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) CHICAGO: Fewer than half of Saudi Arabian patients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to household members and many of those who developed secondary ...

 Aug 29 2014 - Massive hair lump removed from patient's stomachArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) A medical team in Asir successfully removed a massive two-kilogram hair lump from the stomach of a 20-year-old patient.The team headed by Dr. Antoine Nosta operated at Muhayil ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help