Dubai: Expo City Dubai will temporarily close two popular attractions, including Rashid’s Garden and Garden in the Sky.
The two attractions will be taking a “brief pause” starting October 1, 2023. Expo City Dubai has made the announcement on the X, formerly known as Twitter.
However, they did not mention the reason for closing it. The Garden in the Sky is both an observation tower and a “flying park” combined, giving visitors a full view of the 4.38-square-kilometer Expo 2020 Dubai site from every angle.
Rashid’s Playground at Jubilee Park is a vibrant play area designed for kids. It has an ocean theme with shark spring rides, whale slides, ocean liners, and an interactive 3D maze model.
Parts of the expansive site have been allocated to the 28th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) organizers for the climate talks scheduled from November 30 to December 12, 2023.
Dubai’s Expo City is undergoing a big transformation in anticipation of hosting numerous international climate delegates for COP28.
The futuristic neighborhood that once hosted Expo 2020 Dubai is now incorporating traditional architectural designs to showcase the rich heritage of Emirati culture to a global audience, as per the statement.
The area remains accessible to visitors, but a few attractions will close next month to get ready for the 70,000 COP28 attendees, as expo officials stated.
In May of this year, Expo City Dubai temporarily shut down the Garden in the Sky for regular maintenance. It reopened at the start of August 2023.