Abu Dhabi's Corniche Park named among best in the world

The public space saw off competition from more than 100 others across the globe

Abu Dhabi's Corniche Park named among best in the world

Abu Dhabi has added another prestigious string to its bow with Corniche Park being named one of the best public park in the world.

Public spaces across the globe were ranked according to a number of criteria, including aesthetic views, services, facilities and public health, safety and security standards.

But there could only be three winners – and one is right here on our doorstep.

Corniche Park saw off competition from more than 100 spaces across 12 countries to pick up the award.

It followed a poll conducted by the UK-based Green Flag Organisation.

The other winners were Provinciaal Groendomein Rivierenhof in Antwerpen, Belgium and Tim Smythe Park in Co. Clare, Ireland.

Carl McClean, international development manager for the Green Flag Award, said: "It's inspiring to see so many residents from local and regional communities vote for their favourite park around the world.

“It really does acknowledge the hard work and dedication put in by those employees and volunteers that maintain these highly recognised parks."

Green Flag hailed Corniche Park as a “modern, carefully landscaped, recreational area with continuous and level footways and paths, plus safe crossing points and underpasses, which are wide, pleasant and pedestrian friendly”.

Abu Dhabi is not short of Green Flag parks, with the list of honoured public spaces including Dalma, Umm Al Amarat, Khalifa Park and Rahba Park.

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