Abu Dhabi to mark Earth Hour in style

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Abu Dhabi’s iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque will be cloaked in darkness for one hour as part of a global bid to reconnect with nature.

Earth Hour, on March 24, will see landmarks across the world switch off their lights temporarily in a symbolic show of unity.

The event is held annually and aims to encourage people and businesses to switch off non-vital electric-powered lights from 8.30pm to 9.30pm to help the planet.

As one of the world’s most instantly recognisable landmarks, the Grand Mosque will play a key role in marking the event in the UAE.

And environmentalists will also go on a group walk across the emirate to support the cause.

It’s easy for people to get involved, either by conducting your own switch-off at home or at work, or by joining an organised group.

Visit www.earthhour.ae for more information.


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