If you drive down there, (i know some cant) but its clearly fenced in with municipality signs everywhere, there are areas within there that they use
to grow trees, when the trees (like palm trees that line the walkways etc) are grown to a certain height they remove them and plan them outside
buildings etc and then re-plant seeds to start again, the whole are is not used for planting, but the domes are definitely raised above ground, i
found these links and thought they may be useful for you to read, there is definitely nothing sinister, trust me the wife was highly disappointed we
didn't find anything untoward Lol
Future Pipe Group
Selected Potable Water/Irrigation References
For Fiberglass (FRP) Pipes
Project - 113 - Water Transport
Network and Pumping Station for Al
H.H. Sheikh Zayed Private
Tebodin Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. 2004 Irrigation Water 225 65,600
16, 24, 32 & 39
3 ADWEA Irrigation Pipe Lines
from Sweihan to Al
Maha Forest & Ajban
65 Km Project includes transfer of
data between five Main
locations; pump s
Projects Handed Over by “ODASCO” in the last 3 years
Contract: Irrigation pipelines from Swiehan to Al Maha forest and
Ajban farms (Bida Khalifa).
Project Description Water transmission from Sweihan reservoir to Al Maha
reservoir, Bida Khalifa 1 and 2 pumping stations. Water
transmission is established through 1000mm dia Pipeline.
Control and monitoring of the water transmission network is
established from the existing SCADA control center in Ajban
ODASCO Scope: Complete Control, Instrumentation package covering design,
supply, installation, commissioning and training. Scope
Supply of Siemens SCADA system based on S7-300/S7-
400H redundant PLC controllers.
Supply and installation of E&H Pressure switches.
Redundant OTN (Open Transport Network) for
communication between Sweihan Reservoir, Ajban, Bida
Khalifa 1 and 2 pumpng stations.
Fiber cable interface between all pumping stations
through 65 Km Fiber optic network. Scope of work
included supply, installation, testing and commissioning
of the FOC network.
Electrical works for all RTUs and instruments.
Modification for the existing SCADA (LSX) was carried
out by OEM.
Main Contractor: ASTRACO Construction.
Client: Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA).
Consultant: Montgomery Watson Harza
OK thats enough from me know i think we should all be satisfied it is water and nothing sinister.
Edited to add, that the tree planting is only part of the forest, Dubai, for anyone who does not know, is really trying to turn green like other
countries and do what they can, recycling, conserving energy, water retention, water cleaning and so on, the whole green belt area is used for such
stuff, you can actually drive all the way around it, you can drive through it (separated fencing by a fire break), there are gates etc but they are
not hidden so no one can see in, roads run through the green belt and the Maha Forest, the only reason its fenced in, is to stop people going in and
camping, dumping rubbish etc, which is a huge problem here in Dubai, you see camp litter and rubbish all over the desert roads as there are no public
tips (dumpsters??) not yet anyway.
Phew Done for me Lol
edit on 13-5-2011 by civpop because: (no reason given)