Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Family Park is the forecourt of the Emirates, a project that represents simply a national icon. Family Park is the physical manifestation and embodiment of the spirit, aspiration and legacy of the people of the Emirates. It is a symbol and a beacon that confirms the ingenuity and progressive nature of the people that built the Emirates into a top tier destination city in the world. The primary objective of the current park design is to be the vehicle for hosting the Emirates Vue, the largest spokeless ferris wheel in the world, and the grand Capital Plaza and the largest synchronized interactive fountain in the world. These elements are skillfully complemented with two hotels, a retail village and park amenities to enhance and revitalize the current park program. The park facilities will also include heritage zones that nurtures local small businesses for crafts and farmers market as well as respite and active park zones. This park also engages the current corniche walk that bifurcates the circular fountain for a spectacular 360 degree experience.