The Green Planet at City Walk is home to a tropical rainforest, a standalone bio-dome that is home to over 3000 plants and animals.
While I was very impressed with my first view of The Green Planet, I was slightly disappointed to it's size. Everything in Dubai starts with 'The worlds first/biggest/largest....' and whilst not meaning to put down the efforts of their Tropical Rainforest in the middle of the desert, from the hype and media advertising I just assumed it was going to be bigger and better than what it actually was. So with high expectations, based on previous experiences I was a little disappointed when I visited.
I did have the option to fill in a customer survey at the end of the visit and had the pleasure to meet the project manager, who has invited me back as the project continues to grow for a walk round to hopefully impress me some more.
This isn't meant as a negative review, because once I put my initial thoughts to one side, I could see the effort and work that has gone into the planning, design and construction of this project and the more I read on The Green Planet, the more I appreciate the mammoth taks they undertook to build a rainforest in the desert.
So I'll leave you with these photos and tell you that the entry price was worth every single dirham, you can also visit using the Entertainer App. There are restaurants, cafes and shops and plenty of parking at City Walk and you can access the area by the number 93 or number 8 bus along the Al Wasl Road.
You can read more about The Green Planet on their website.