The multi-level bridge will offer breathtaking panoramic views of the city on top of being a shopping and fitness destination
7 October 2019| Last updated on 8 October 2019
Set to open to the public by 2021, it's definitely a future Instagram hotspot
Designed by Hong Kong-based company LWK & Partners, the planned Hanging Garden Bridge is a beautiful, botanical footbridge that's 380 metres long and suspended at 60 metres high.
Teased in April 2019 as a new, casual tourist attraction, the lush green footbridge will have different floors lined with cycling and jogging paths, restaurants, cafes, shops, and shaded seating areas.
Once completed in 2021, the structure will connect the Al Seef area in Bur Dubai to the Deira side of the creek.
A scaled model of the impressive project was unveiled at the Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority’s (RTA) stand at the World Road Congress, located at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, approved of the project on a visit to the RTA earlier this year.
Designers of the footbridge drew inspiration from the hanging gardens of Babylon, and describes it as being on the same scale as the Dubai Frame.
The project aims to boost tourism in the area, provide green attractions, and build on other landmarks such as the Dubai Frame and beachfront destination La Mer.