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UNESCO Delegates during the visit.

UNESCO delegates visit Ras Al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

: Saturday, March 08 - 2014 @ 14:00

Members of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee , comprising, ambassadors country representatives and other dignitaries has visited Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary recently, informed municipality officials.

The committee’s visit to the sanctuary was hosted by the Architectural & Heritage Department and the Environment Department of the Dubai Municipality.

The visit was part of their site familiarization of the Dubai Creek on its declaration as a world heritage site.

The delegation visited both the Mangrove and Flamingo hides.

Earlier, officials headed by Mr. Mohammed AbdulRahman Hassan Abdulla, Head of Marine Environment & Wildlife section of the Environment Department received the visitors.

While addressing the team Mr. Mohammed explained the group about the basic ecological processes of the RAKWS that support to the benefit of the Dubai Creek.

He also stressed the different programs that RAKWS management implements to raise the awareness of the visitors on wetlands, in particular, and the environment, in general.

Members of the RAKWS Management Committee also discussed with the group the salient features of the sanctuary that makes it one of the best managed wetland in the region.

The delegation expressed satisfaction on the way the sanctuary displays and retains its beauty amidst the hassles of the metropolis.

For further information:
Bishruddeen K Mohammed Ali
Media Officer, Media Section
Corporate Marketing & Relations Department
Dubai Municipality
Tel +971 206 04 4654

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