Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort launches “Wadi Wurayah Cleaning Campaign”
Municipality and hotel staff and management team up to clean the protected area
Dubai, UAE (May 16, 2012) – In its continuing effort to create awareness and promote the importance of protecting the environment, Iberotel Miramar Aqah Beach Resort, an upmarket Moroccan-style property in the heart of Fujairah, recently launched a new environmental project called Wadi Wurayah Cleaning Campaign.
The cleaning project brought together the management and staff of Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah Resort and employees from the Municipality to Wadi Wurayah, the UAE’s first mountain protected area and recommended as a must-see in UAE off-road and tourist guides. The group spent about three hours cleaning the area, removing graffiti from rocks and collecting garbage left by visitors.
Ashraf Helmy, General Manager & Area Business Development Manager, said: “Wadi Wurayah is one of the many tourist attractions in Fujairah and we want to preserve its beauty and maintain its environment because it is home to hundreds of species of animals and plants. It is very depressing to see that the beauty of the place had been damaged by some people who leave large quantities of waste behind and do not think of others who would use the area later. Some even wrote graffiti on rocks. Wadi Wurayah is a protected area so we decided to launch this cleaning project!”
He added: “We have collected several bags of trash and removed graffiti from rocks. I would like to commend all the participants such as the hotel staff and the management team and the Municipality for giving their support to this cause. We will implement this cleaning project on a regular basis to maintain the cleanliness of Wadi Wurayah!”
The move is also aimed at spreading awareness on the importance of preserving desert areas among desert visitors and to instill the importance of not leaving food and other wastes over desert areas which affects the desert environment and landscape.
About Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah
Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah is approximately 140 km from Dubai International Airport and just 45 km from Fujairah National Airport. This stunning five-star resort overlooks the sea and its own pristine private beach with the impressive Hajaar Mountains as a backdrop. Tastefully designed in a low-rise Arabian/Moroccan style architecture that never rises above three floors, the centre piece of the hotel is the very large free form swimming pool with lots of sun loungers, umbrellas and shade available. The luxury Resort has well appointed rooms, either mountain facing or sea and pool facing, and an excellent range of bars and restaurants. The standard of food is extremely high and the all inclusive plan in the hotel represents outstandingly good value for money.
A selection of shops, a health club and gym, beauty salon and hairdresser, heated outdoor and indoor pools and day and night animation programmes are also readily available. The resort has also a water sports club as well as an international diving center. Free shuttle buses run from Dubai & Fujairah cities, if you want to sample the more cosmopolitan delights of Dubai itself. You can also book boat and fishing trips, desert safaris, mountain and coastal discovery tours. Click here to visit our website: www.miramaralaqah.ae