Truly impressive and truly green, this living wall is touted as the Middle East's largest, measuring some 6m in height and 212m in length. Its green cred is pretty good, as well: the 80,000 (or so) plants are capable of offsetting approximately 4.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.

The Green Wall is located at the heart of Culture Village, a brand new residential and leisure development on the waterfront in Al Jaddaf.

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Nearby Bur Dubai attractions

1. Children’s City

0.84 MILES

This colourful cluster of Lego-style buildings in Creek Park was designed for kids to playfully explore scientific concepts, the human body, space…

2. Creek Park

1.11 MILES

One of the emirate's oldest and largest parks stretches for 2.6km along Dubai Creek and is mostly popular with Bur Dubai expats, who arrive on weekends to…

3. Wafi City

1.17 MILES

Ancient Egypt gets a Dubai-style makeover at this lavishly designed hotel, residential, restaurant and shopping complex, complete with pyramids,…

4. Dubai Frame

2.38 MILES

Opened in January 2018, this 150m rectangular 'picture frame' sits in Zabeel Park, right between historic and modern Dubai, and provides grand views of…

5. Zabeel Park

2.67 MILES

This sprawling park, where lots of palms and other greenery provide plenty of shade, is a weekend family favourite. It brims with activity zones,…

6. National Bank of Dubai

2.74 MILES

In 2007 the National Bank of Dubai merged with Emirates Bank to form Emirates NBD, but its headquarters remains in this shimmering landmark overlooking…

7. Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

2.78 MILES

Incongruously framed by highways, this surprising sanctuary on Dubai Creek is an important stopover for migratory waterbirds on the east Africa–west Asian…

8. Museum of Illusions

3.02 MILES

Opened in September 2018, this museum is fast becoming a favourite for families and Instagram fans, with several of the 'illusions' frankly looking a lot…