Rebuild a Falaj: Bring freshwater to Al Bithnah

Work alongside the experts and restore a traditional irrigation system

About the Activitiy 

With your help, we can restore a falaj – a traditional irrigation system that was invented nearly 3,000 years ago!

A falaj is a series of traditional wells and canals which channels underground water towards community farms, settlements, plants and wildlife, allowing all forms of life to thrive.

Join Emirates Nature-WWF, Fujairah Environmental Authority, Fujairah Adventure and local communities as we renovate the historic falaj irrigation system and build open channels at Al Bithnah Village in Fujairah.  

Who can participate?

This session is open to all Leaders of Change age 7 years and above. However, children can only attend upon requests and must be accompanied by adults. For request, please reach out to [email protected] for enquiries. 

How long will it take?

3 hours

Act now 

Check out our Masterclass: “Meet the Falaj of Al Bithnah“ learn more about the project. 

Questions?

Please email us at [email protected] or WhatsApp us at +971585323400

Which area of Impact does it contribute to? 

With your help, the falaj restoration project will help regenerate the falaj at Al Bithnah, revive the local habitat and significantly improve freshwater access for both people and nature.

This activity also supports our objectives to:

  • Restore 20,000 m2 of natural habitats (that’s nearly the size of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque complex in Abu Dhabi!)

  • Create one Nature Trail in the UAE by 2022

Join the mission to Protect our Pollinators.


Activity Sponsor - Green Giving Partner


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This activity is part of a project spearheaded by Emirates Nature-WWF and Etihad Rail, in collaboration with Crown Prince Court - Fujairah, Fujairah Environmental Authority and Fujairah Adventures, with the support of the local communities, who are joining hands to explore solutions to restore access to fresh water and introducing modern water management techniques. The project aims to promote sustainable farming and preserve the site’s biodiversity. 
local_offer Registration fee for non-members: AED 350.00
Location
Fujairah
Al Bithnah, Fujairah
Date & Time
Saturday, 17 December 2022 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Coming soon
Thursday, 07 October 2021 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Sunday, 27 February 2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Saturday, 25 June 2022 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
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Sunday, 23 October 2022 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Registration closed
Saturday, 11 June 2022 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
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Ratings & Reviews
5.0

2 Reviews

Extremely happy with this experience. I could feel the genuine respect that Altaf, Arabella and Moaz shared for the environment, and was very grateful that they took the time to explain the thought process behind this project. Getting my hands dirty helped me appreciate the hard work that it takes to get a project like this up and running. We were also lucky to spot a wadi racer and a couple of scorpions during the nocturnal wildlife survey. However, we also found a lot of plastic in the surrounding areas under UV light. Would love to be part of a cleanup to help get properly dispose of some of this plastic waste.

Great experience once again. Learnt a lot from Moaz, Altaf and Tamara.

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