Dubai – Hedaya Al Rahma

This is why we need more benches in Dubai

Submitted by Hedaya Al Rahma

Dubai – Jane Aldersley

This is my suggestion for a place in Dubai that would love some benches.

In the Greens there are lovely winding paths and landscaped areas, stretching from the Choithrams supermarket through past the apartment buildings beside the canal. In the grassy area just across the bridge from the Choithrams, lots of residents tend to congregate in the evenings – especially I have noticed, Mums & nannies with babies and toddlers – and lots of other people as well.

There are some large rocks that have people perching uncomfortably on them – seems to be the perfect spot for some benches!

About the s*uce benches project

Every year s*uce launches an initiative that gets people thinking about the kind of love that transcends flowers, diamonds, chocolates and candy. (Though those are by all means very lovely and extremely important things).

A few years ago we thought about how Trees Need Love Too, and launched a green campaign (unleashing the tree huggers within), and last year we suggested 10 ways to Unlock Your heart.

This year, we urge you to Find a bench. Fall in love.

While other cities around the world celebrate the stories told, the lives lived and the moments shared on benches, we hope to eventually increase the number of benches in our city so that someday we too can tell the stories that have unfolded upon them.

Sometimes you don’t need a restaurant or coffee shop, you just need a bench.

And so we invite you, the community, to contribute and join in the conversation by sharing the photos, images stories and thoughts that inspire you!

Please email all your bench moments, thoughts, photos, designs and/or stories to and we will upload them.

We want to hear all your thoughts.  This initiative is as big as you make it!

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