Artificial reefs to renew Dubai marine life

Hoping to attract more undersea life and build its marine environment, Dubai is planning to build artificial reefs off the state’s coast.

Designed by the same property developers behind Emirate’s manmade island, Nakheel, the project will include the construction of up to 500 reefs made from a combination of boulder and concrete structures, NPR reported. 

While the cost of the design has yet to announced, Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah said it is unlikely to be a “big financial burden” for the company, particularly because it uses natural materials piled up outside building sites.

 "We want to do our maximum, our best, to regenerate the marine environment in the whole area of Dubai," Mr Lootah said.

He added that fishing will only be allowed on a few of the sites so as to not affect the number of sealife coming in.

Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
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