It is the year of giving and Dubai city announces to soon revive an inherent custom by developing the world’s first endowment park, which will encourage donating palms as a form of agricultural funding.
The Endowment Park is an innovative project to be developed by Dubai Municipality & Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy (MBRGCEC). This is a pure example of how Dubai turns its focus to charity by merging economic, commercial and cultural goals together.
The park is to be located next to Mushrif Park and covering an area of 15 hectares; and will also include a date-packing factory, with an expected annual production capacity of 150 tonnes of dates, where its entire production will be devoted to benefiting the unprivileged members within the UAE community.
The endowment park idea came from a 125-year old tradition that originated from the Hatta region in UAE, which is an inherent custom of endowing palms and donating all proceeds to charity.
Dubai Municipality stated that it will soon launch the invitation to donate towards the endowment park during the second half of 2017.