The Green Planet at City Walk is a retreat for all nature lovers. It is a realistic, rainforest environment and has regulated temperature and humidity levels. It’s home to a remarkable assortment of 3,000 living species.
Leading scientists, zoologists and architects from all over the world have come together to create the giant, 45-metre-tall cube-like structure. It has been created as an educational and recreational space for all ages – a living, breathing ecosystem built around a man-made tree that stands 25 metres tall. Guests can now visit the flooded forest, around which an aquarium of stingrays, arapaima, turtles and more can be seen. There is a cavernous shack, vines, branches and the canopy of the tree spread-out like a network of natural pathways. A lift takes people right into its centre, surrounded by chirping birds, insect exhibits and a variety of other wildlife. All of which, while not able to be touched make the experience fully interactive.
The Green Planet is an exciting museum with birds from toucans to colourful parrots of all shapes and sizes, with a sweet soundtrack for the biodome. There are many Toco toucans, the largest of all toucan species. Eye-catching colours with their orange and black looks attractive as they fly, they choose instead to hop from branch to branch. The sheer size of the tree is massive, there are plenty of palm-sized critters and some has the weaver ants. Native to Southeast Asia, they build their nests in the leaves of trees. There are two sloths – one male and one female – the pair roams around freely. Native to central and South America, their legs are unable to support their body weight on the ground, but they are good swimmers. Pre-hensile tailed porcupines are also native to South America. They spend the majority of their lives in trees and use their long, prehensile tail to help them balance and grasp branches. The basement has a waterfall that cascades through the ceiling into a covered area, home to the marine life that also live in our rainforests, including turtles.
The Green Planet is a novel green oasis in the city, that is an educational and a fun experience. This is the first bio-dome of its kind in the region, The Green Planet is set to become a must-visit attraction for residents and tourists alike. The Green Planet adds to Meraas Leisure & Entertainment division’s present offering encompassing The Dome Box, the region’s first 360-degree dome theatre at BOXPARK, Splash Pad, a wet play area for children at THE BEACH opposite JBR, and Reel Cinemas THE BEACH.
The Green Planet
Al Etihad Rd
Near Deira City Centre Metro Station
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 298 0053
Photo courtesy: www.thegreenplanetdubai.com
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