Nurdle Hunt

Clean the beach and save animals by collecting tiny plastic pieces on the shore!

In wake of the recent Nurdle Spill on on UAE beaches we are intensifying our efforts by calling volunteers to help us collect these tiny pieces of plastic and save many, many marine animals.

It’s not just finished plastic products like bottles that cause harm to our seas, plastics are polluting our marine environments even before they become the objects we all recognise. Nurdles are pre-production plastic pieces – the raw material that makes almost all plastic products. For example, around 600–1,200 nurdles are melted and shaped to make a single plastic water bottle.

They may sound cute but these little pellets are the 2nd biggest source of microplastic litter (by weight) found on beaches the world over and are often mistaken as food by marine animals. Many animals die and are harmed because of ingesting these plastics.  

To raise awareness about the impacts of plastics and take some action join us in our nurdle hunt!

What to bring:

  • A recycled container for collecting nurdles.
  • Reusable water bottle.
  • Sunscreen.

What to wear:

  • Sports/casual clothes.
  • Sun hat
  • Shoes suitable for walking on the beach.
Sunset Beach
Date & Time
Saturday, 04 February 2023 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration Full
Registration closed
Sunday, 05 March 2023 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Registration Full
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Sunday, 08 October 2023 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
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Ratings & Reviews

2 Reviews

The Nurdle Hunt was eye-opening and enjoyable. Thank you.

The event was simply amazing, combining act and ideate parts it felt fulfilled and satisfying. First we got information about nurdles and how to identify them in the sand, then we went to look for nurdles and finally we finished it off with discussion and brainstorming session. The location was just perfect, Saadiyat Rotana Resort. We have collected altogether 370 grams of nurdles (which is equal to about 11 200 pcs). Arabella and Ahmed were great and inspiring as always. Thank you for arranging such a fantastic event!


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.