UAE, November 16, 2014 – In line with its continued commitment towards helping preserve the environment and its natural resources, RAK Properties PJSC, one of the biggest property developers listed on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, successfully organized a beach clean-up campaign yesterday November 15, 2014 along the shorelines of the Mina Al Arab area. The event saw the participation of members of the local community, businesses and schools. The activity reflected the company’s support for projects aimed at increasing more awareness on the social responsibility for marine and wildlife conservation and preservation in the emirates, particularly in the Mina Al Arab area.
During the event, participants removed marine litter and debris—thereby improving the coastal environment of the emirate. Special resource speakers from the Environment Protection & Development Authority (EPDA) were present to give short talks and presentations on the importance of beach clean-up activities. Special certificates and souvenirs to children and residents taking part in the event were handed out.
Mohammad Sultan Al Qadi, Managing Director and CEO, RAK Properties, said, “We are proud to have successfully hosted this beach clean-up campaign, which demonstrates our continuing commitment towards helping preserve the environment. Similar to our previous campaigns, our goal was to help increase more awareness on the importance of saving the earth and its resources. Over the years, RAK Properties has positioned itself as an eco- and socially-responsible company that is guided with strong ethics on strengthening our duties towards our environment. By involving the whole community within the emirate, we want to demonstrate that the beaches within Mina Al Arab are for all to enjoy and maintain collectively.”
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