RAK Properties and Environment Protection & Development Authority organize visit to Al Muzahmi environmental preserved in Mina Al Arab
Al Qadi: “Celebrating World Wetlands Day clearly reflects our environmental commitment to the society”
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 3 February 2013: RAK Properties PJSC, one of Ras Al Khaimah’s biggest property developers listed on Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, along with Environment Protection and Development Authority celebrated the World Wetlands Day on 2 February by welcoming batches of students from different secondary schools in the emirate.
More than 100 students from 3 schools visited Al Muzahmi environmental preserve in Mina Al Arab which enjoys a rich and diversified natural life, to attend a simple biological gallery of marine creatures and get acquainted with the natural beauty of the place. The visit concluded with clean up activities to the area.
Mohamed Sultan Al Qadi, Managing Director and CEO of RAK Properties said: “We are delighted to host this visit and support relevant workshops on Al Muzahmi preserve area as it reflects RAK Properties’ commitment to raising awareness about the environment and its impact on society.”
Dr. Saif Mohammed Al-Ghais, Executive Director, Environment Protection and Development Authority said: “Our vision is to create a healthy and sustainable environment and today this project will encourage students to save natural resources in adherence to international standards and environmental criteria. We thank RAK Properties for their support and call on companies in the emirate to follow the lead of RAK Properties in the areas of environmental and community.”
“RAK Properties has always been supporting various environmental projects in the RAK emirate and beyond. We periodically and proactively participate in major environmental events and initiatives aimed at raising awareness of the environment among UAE residents, as part of effort to implement the forward-looking vision of the government.”
RAK Properties is currently managing prominent real estate projects like ‘Julfar Towers’, ‘RAK Tower’ in Al Reem Island in Abu Dhabi and ‘Mina Al Arab’ which is spread over a wide landscaped area with magnificent natural surroundings.
The World Wetlands Day focuses on the value of wetlands as these lands have been internationally recognized as one of the biosphere reserves or world heritage sites sponsored by UNESCO under the “Ramsar” agreement. The wetlands provide important services to human societies, including the provision of water and sanitation, flood control and food resources and the provision of clean water and medicines.
RAK Properties, a Public Joint Stock Company listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Market, is a real estate development company established to implement the emirate’s plans to promote real estate, tourism and leisure facilities in RAK and invest in interesting projects. It is intended that its activities will encourage economic growth in the UAE in general and Ras Al Khaimah in particular. The company launched its first project, Julfar Towers – a 45-storied twin office and residential project at a cost of AED 500 million – in February 2006 followed by Mina Al Arab – spread over 43 million sq. feet at a cost of AED 10 Billion – in May 2006. It also launched RAK Tower in Abu Dhabi at Cityscape Dubai.