Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Firstly I have to thank Jumeirah for their fabulous invitation to the World Sea Turtle Day event today which was held on the beach today in front of Al Qasr. It was absolutely fabulous and one of those thingswe will remember for the rest ofour lives.

The Jumeirah Turtle Rehabilitation Unit Project was started by the Jumeirah Group in 2004 and is based at Mina A'Salam, where there is a large enclosure of turtles who are being looked after and nutured back to good health by Dr Mirjam Hampel and the team at the Al Wasl Vetinary Clinic.

Today is World Sea Turtle Day and to celebrate the Unit released 101 turtles back into their natural environment, and myself and Mitten were very lucky to be there to witness it. The children were all lined up in row right on the edge of the shore, at exactly 10 am each child placed a turtle onto the sand in front of them and watched it head straight into the sea. It was amazing! 101 tiny sea turtles heading home, fit and well and back into their natural environment.

So this evening if you are dining at Pier Chic you may well see one of the 101 sea turtles swimming below you!

Amazing work by an amazing team, you can read their updates on facebook.

Congratulations Jumeirah, another outstanding initiative by one of the world's leaders in hospitality.

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