Dubai set to bloom with over 37million flowers
The city is all set to bloom with more than 37 million flowers after Dubai Municipality’s exhaustive efforts to beautify the city’s highways and byways.
Mohammad Abdul Rahman Al Awadhi, head of the agriculture section at the Public Parks and Horticulture Department at Dubai Municipality, told Gulf News that the unit of over 1,700 workers is responsible for the planting and maintenance of flowers during three phases of the year.
“The main times of the year when the flowers are planted in batches are from September to October, then January to February and, finally, from May to June. We are now in the first season of planting, and the most common type of flowers you will see in the city are petunias. Our gardeners are now replacing the older ones, as well as planting in new areas too,” said Al Awadhi.
As of October, the agriculture section recorded the planting of 37,131,806 flowers, which is expected to exceed previous statistics by the year’s end. In 2013, authorities planted as many as 38,168,486 flowers, which increased to 38,433,573 in 2014.