Volunteer to clean up the UAE’s newest Nature & Heritage Trail in Fujairah
The founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, was a visionary leader who had a deep appreciation for nature and a strong commitment to protecting the environment. He believed that the natural beauty of the country was a valuable asset that needed to be preserved and cherished for future generations.
In recent years, groundwater levels have dipped as demand for freshwater has continued to grow. Sustainable use of water is now a top priority for communities.
Join Emirates Foundation's Takatof Social Volunteering Program, with the support of Emirates Nature WWF, to revive the ancient falaj system in Al Bithnah village in Fujairah. 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. Your support will not only support local farmers but also promote biodiversity in the region, while also providing a unique opportunity to learn about the area's rich history and natural beauty.
The participants will:
- Survey and clean up litter polluting the falaj and heritage trail
- Learn about the important history of the area
- Visit a plant nursery and plant native trees
- Record necessary data using scientific methods
- Help restore the beautiful Hajar mountains
Together, we can continue Sheikh Zayed's conservation legacy by working towards the protection and preservation of our natural environment.
Please note that this event is not suitable for young children, and participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. A reasonable level of fitness is required. This event is open to the public and is not charged.
Check out our Masterclass: “Meet the Falaj of Al Bithnah “ to learn more about the project.
Please email us at [email protected] or WhatsApp us at +971585323400
Our goal is bigger than helping nature survive. We are restoring urban and wild spaces to make sure that animals and plants thrive.
This activity supports our objectives to:
Please note that events may be cancelled or rescheduled due to updated safety guidelines from the government. We will try our best to keep you informed of any changes as early as possible. Thank you for your understanding and support.