Dubai Reef project is launched
Dubai announced the launch of a large-scale project Dubai Reef, which will build one of the world’s largest artificial marine reefs. The aim of the project is to increase fish stocks and preserve the environment, as well as improve food security.
The Dubai Reef project will also play a vital role in reducing carbon dioxide emissions and increasing marine biodiversity, which is an important part of the UAE’s journey towards achieving climate neutrality by 2050.
The new project will be deployed over an area of 600 square kilometres in Dubai’s coastal waters. The artificial reef modules will have a total volume of more than 400,000 cubic metres and will sequester more than seven million tonnes of carbon per year.
The project will also help restore coral reef habitat and preserve natural diversity in coastal areas. It will facilitate fishing operations, create an environment that attracts fish and other marine life, and reduce operational costs associated with commercial fishing.
The Dubai Reef project will be realised in four phases: deployment of modules will begin at the end of the first quarter of 2024 and will be completed within four years. It will become the centre of marine life: thanks to the reef off the coast of Dubai, the population of oysters, clams, crabs, starfish and urchins, as well as fish of different species, will grow.
Source: Arabian Business
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