Unique Abu Dhabi ecosystem saved
Tags: Abu Dhabi, Al Reem, beaches, mangrove, Ras Al Akhdar, women-only
A unique area of natural beauty in Abu Dhabi has been saved from destruction, meaning visitors can enjoy its vibrant biodiversity for years to come.
At least 60,000 square metres of mangrove trees have been protected, reported The National.
The area is home to a dazzling array of wildlife, including unusual predators and eye-catching marine life, while the trees are highly prised for the fact that they can survive in the highly concentrate salt water found on the Al Reem Island.
It all means nature lovers will feel an extra buzz of excitement as they step on to their airport transfers and start their journey to Abu Dhabi, which also boasts a variety of man-made attractions having been transformed into a lavish oasis in the desert.
Meanwhile, female visitors may be interested to note that Abu Dhabi is set to offer women-only beaches, which will replace the popular Ras Al Akhdar coastline which was closed five years ago.
The state’s head of events and beaches Ms Al Maheiri told The National: “There has been a long-time demand from ladies of the emirate for a ladies-only private beach and this is going to come up in Al Bateen by the end of the year or early next year.”
Abu Dhabi is renowned as a world class shopping destination and it was featured in the second Sex and the City movie.
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