Desert cleanup drive begins in emirate

A two-week-long desert cleanup drive was launched in Dubai on Tuesday.

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Published: Wed 27 Feb 2013, 9:00 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:59 AM

Volunteers, to start with, pitched in around Al Warqa. The campaign started with an inaugural ceremony, film screening, exhibitions and workshops, followed by environment educational sessions. An awareness pavilion that holds exhibitions and walk-in-workshops have become operational and the campaign will run until March 9 in Academic City.

Clean-up activities are also being held in desert areas along the Academic City Road, Al Khawaneej Road, Al Aweer road, Al Habab Road and in Al Tayy area.

During last year’s campaign, over 800 tonnes of waste were collected by more than 8,000 volunteers. Volunteers from municipality’s waste management department and other participating groups are carrying out field visits to meet dune tourists to enlighten them about the importance of keeping the area clean.

A camel and horse rally will be held on Academic City Road tomorrow to promote cleanliness and awareness.

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