UAE| Dubai’s “Quranic Park” Draws On Islam’s Holy Text

A new park that used gardens and landscaping to tell stories from Islam’s sacred text has opened in Dubai, offering locals and tourists a day out with a religious twist.

Quranic Park attracted some 100,000 people in its first week, officials say, feeding demand for religious attractions in the United Arab Emirates where Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a top destination for visitors.

The educational park, which seeks to attract Muslim and non-Muslim alike, features 12 gardens, a “Cave of Miracles”, and a split lake symbolizing Moses parting the Red Sea.

Trees bearing grapes, figs, pomegranates and olives dot the park’s 64 hectares,   highlighting the medical and scientific uses of plants mentioned in the Quran and sunnah, the teachings of the Prophet Mohammad.

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