Crown Prince of Dubai Dives to pick up litter

The Crown Prince of Dubai sets the example - Dives to pick up litter from seabed off the Marina

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Leading by example is exactly what Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai did last week on International Volunteer Day! Concerned about preserving the environment and engaging youth to give up their time in volunteer work, he challenged his media followers and asked them which actions he could perform on that day.

He was overwhelmed by the number of suggestions he received in such a short timing - which proves that the youth do care and are willing to take part in environmental volunteering. He decided on the clean-up dive of the marine environment in Dubai.

Therefore, on the 5 December 2017 (International Volunteer Day) the Crown Prince officially freed up his time and together with other young volunteers (more than 25 diving experts of different ages and nationalities), accomplished the clean-up of the waters to extract quite a stack of unwanted litter.

He took this opportunity to share his vision with all the UAE residents:

“This is a testament to our children’s awareness of the importance of preserving marine environment and ensuring that future generations get to enjoy a healthy and clean environment in the years to come. Our city is our home and we are all responsible for its cleanliness and for sustaining its resources”.

To achieve a happy and healthy community, we all need to cooperate, to free up time to preserve the environment and to build our communities on green sustainable living practices.