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EWS-WWF is calling on the UAE to switch off the lights for one hour on March 29 at 8.30pm.

UAE set to plunge into darkness for biggest Earth Hour yet as landmarks switch off for planet and community events are held across emirates

: Wednesday, March 26 - 2014 @ 12:01

This Earth Hour, Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF) is calling on the UAE to join millions around the globe in switching off the lights for one hour this Saturday March 29 at 8.30pm.

UAE residents and organisations are urged to switch off their non-essential lights for the hour as well as encouraging to step up their commitment for the good of the planet by making the switch to energy efficient lighting.

Once again this year a number of key landmarks around the emirates will fall into darkness for the hour. There are a number of community events across the emirates for those interested in attending an event to celebrate Earth Hour.

Landmark Switch Offs:

Burj Khalifa
Downtown Dubai
Dubai Airports
DIFC
Dubai Municipality HQ
Dubai Festival City
Etihad Towers
Fairmont Hotel
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Grosvenor House
Ibn Batutta Gate Hotel
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
International Tower
Le Meridien Hotel and Spa
Masdar Institute
Maqta Bridge
Musaffah Bridge
Municipality of Abu Dhabi City HQ
National Bank of Abu Dhabi
Raffles Hotel
Rose Rayhaan Hotel
Sheikh Rashid Tower
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Bridge
Standard Chartered Bank Tower
St Regis Saadiyat Island
Traders Hotel
TwoFour54 Buildings
Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi

Ommunity Events:

Abu Dhabi

Khalifa Park
Organised by the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City and ADMAF, starting at 7.30pm on March 29 is celebrating #Earth Hour with music, dance and rhythm.

St. Regis at Saadiyat Island
Dine by candle light and eat Southeast Asian cuisine for a chance of winning AED1000 voucher if you can guess the ingredients.

Abu Dhabi Corniche Family Park
Join a Yoga session followed by a guided meditation at the Art of Living Event held at the park, opposite ADMA/ADGAS building at 8.30 PM.

Al Ain Zoo
Join Al Ain Zoo in celebrating Earth Hour on March 29, 2014 from 2pm- 7.30pm. Participate in a treasure hunt game, creative projects and listen to African drums.

Fairmont
A ‘candlelit’ Yoga and Pilates session on the beach from 8pm-9pm on Saturday March 29. The hotel is also hosting a candlelit dinner in some of its outlets, sustainable menus, switching off exterior lighting and dimming lights inside hotel.

Monte-Carlo Beach Club
On March 29, the Monte-Carlo Beach Club is hosting an educational family fun event to learn about marine turtles in collaboration with EWS-WWF. Priced at 50 AED per adult (children go free) and light refreshments will be served. A contribution will be made to EWS-WWF.

Dubai

Bay Avenue in Business Bay
DEWA is organising a great celebration of Earth Hour at Bay Avenue in Business Bay. The venue has a great view of the Burj Khalifa.

Fairmont The Palm
Family friendly activity with live acoustic music performance on the beach from 6pm to 10.30pm.

Amwaj Rotana
Catch acoustic performances and a poetry reading at a special unplugged concert on the terrace between 8.30pm to 9.30pm on March 29.

Sharjah

Al Majaz Waterfront
EPAA and SEWA are organising a celebration from 7pm on March 29 with educational exhibitions and workshops, competitions as well as entertainment from clowns and candles.

Fujairah

Fujairah City Centre (outdoors)
Celebrate the hour with Fujairah Municipality by lighting candles for the hour and learning about being energy efficient.

Media contact:

Faten Abdulla
HK Strategies
T. +971 4 334 4930

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