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Dubai Municipality’s new digital platform showcases eight natural reserves

Dubai Municipality’s new digital platform showcases eight natural reserves

The platform aims to encourage eco-friendly, sustainable tourism in Dubai’s natural reserve zones, offering information and services linked to the reserves on one platform

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Dubai Municipality launches digital platform courtesy Dubai Media Office

Dubai Municipality has introduced a new digital platform to increase the environmental awareness of the emirate’s natural reserves.

Dubai Municipality is the administrative authority for the reserves, which cover a total area of 1,297 square kilometers and account for 31 per cent of the city’s total area.

The platform aims to encourage eco-friendly, sustainable tourism in Dubai’s natural reserve zones, offering information and services linked to the reserves on one platform.

Biodiverse natural reserves

Dubai has eight designated natural reserves: Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve, Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary, Hatta Mountain Reserve, Ghaf Nazwa Conservation Reserve, Jebel Nazwa Conservation Reserve, Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, and Al Wohoosh Desert Conservation Reserve.

Three of the reserves – Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary, and Hatta Mountain Reserve – are listed as wetlands of international significance under the Ramsar Convention. The reserves are home to an array of wildlife, including 342 species of birds, 46 species of mammals, 51 species of reptiles, 315 species of plants, 188 species of fish, and 582 species of invertebrates.

Information about tours and activities

The platform offers a comprehensive overview of each reserve, including information on its type, overall area, legal framework, cultural significance, wildlife, and natural habitats it contains, along with the activities visitors can participate in during their visit.

The platform also displays everything that Dubai Municipality offers in terms of environmental education within these natural reserves, including activities for visitors, students, and teachers, along with workshops, lectures, and other educational activities.

Visitors can schedule tours with the reserve guide to explore the reserves and the biodiversity they comprise, in addition to learning about different species of birds during birdwatching sessions.

Similarly, the platform highlights the initiatives and programmes run by Dubai Municipality to preserve the environment in these reserves, such as programmes to manage natural habitats, monitor water quality in the natural reserves, analysis of seaweed, and wildlife management through programs like birdwatching, satellite wildlife tracking, and bird recording software to identify the species of birds.

Additionally, the platform offers all the information required to visit these reserves, including visiting hours and instructions, safety precautions, local weather forecasts, a map of the reserves’ locations in Dubai for easy access, and the option to take a virtual 360-degree tour of the international wetland reserves.

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