Green Planet set to inspire people to learn about and care more for plants, animals
The Green Planet, the United Arab Emirates region's first bio-dome that recreates a tropical forest with its rich biodiversity of more than 3,000 plants and animals, is expected to open later this year.
The enclosed space will offer visitors an immersive expedition into the tropics, reports the Khaleej Times.
Scheduled to open in the first half of 2016, The Green Planet is designed to inspire people to learn about and care more for plants and animals.
Within The Green Planet, a green canopy will cover the lush tropical vegetation, recreating the natural habitat of species and giving visitors a glimpse into the beauty of another world.
The bio-dome will seamlessly integrate exhibitions and displays that encourage visitors to explore the inner workings of the ecosystem. The building also includes a giant 25-meter tree, the largest indoor manmade and life-sustaining tree in the world.
Officials expect the encounters with plants and animals will motivate children to learn facts, while at the same time instilling respect for the intricacy and fragility of the environment, according to the Khaleej Times.
Designed to embrace principles of sustainability, The Green Planet's building has received the global LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification and is fully compliant with the Dubai Municipality green building regulations and specifications.