Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve

Spanning 10 per cent of Dubai’s total area is the Al Marmoom Reserve project, the largest unfenced nature reserve in the UAE. It is open to the public – visitors can enjoy over 40 hectares of shrub land and fertile area including more than 10sq/km of lakes, encompassing the Al Qudra Lakes here.

The reserve also features the region’s largest renewable energy project, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park. Known for its admirable sustainability initiatives, Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve is abundant with native wildlife.

The best way to discover the area is to book an Al Marmoom Bedouin Experience and learn how the native inhabitants lived and embraced the desert surroundings.

DEWA Innovation Centre

Located at Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the DEWA Innovation Centre is a pioneering hub set up to promote sustainability and raise awareness about sustainable energy.

The Centre is dedicated to supporting the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, through which Dubai aims to diversify the energy mix and provide 75% of the emirate’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.

Managed by Dubai’s Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) the Innovation Centre welcomes visitors, students and professionals to learn more about clean and renewable energy sources. It will also host events, conferences, seminars and workshops and partner with local and international schools, universities, start-ups and companies for research, knowledge exchange and exhibitions.

The solar park includes a distinctive twisting 85m spire structure that can be seen for miles around. It’s award-winning design is based on the principles of ‘divine geometry’ seen in Islamic art. Keep an eye out when you’re pedaling around Al Qudra Cycle Track as you’re likely to see it from afar.