Salem al Maksah, the Director and his workers at the Department of Public Works and Agriculture, deserve credit for planting eight gardens along the Corniche between the Coffee Pot and Fish Roundabouts.
They are currently working on the second phase of the Fujairah corniche facelift—renewing the gardens between the Fish Roundabout and the bottom of Fujairah’s main street.
Last year they planted palm trees which are growing well but the irrigation system, the soil and the type of grass is being improved.
The third phase of the beautification process will involve the long stretch of the corniche, from the end of Hamad bin Abdullah Road to the next roundabout at Al Rugaylat.
Drive around the city—Al Salam Street in Old Fujairah to the Safeer Roundabout and up to the Old Palace, have a good look at Ittihad Street and all the roundabouts or take a ride down Faseel’s King Fayssal Street and you will see more grass, flowers and palm trees.
Apparently there are more flowers and shrubs to be planted.
Flowering of the Emirates
The greening and beautification is extending all over the country with such projects as the ‘Plant a Million Trees’ initiative in Dubai (especially the indigenous Ghaf) and the recently announced 1 million flowers decision (60 species!) in the city of Al Ain.
Fujairah Getting Greener, FIF, 7 October 2010.
The Beautification of Fujairah, FIF, 2 June 2010.
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