Abu Dhabi’s Al Wathba Wetland Reserve nominated for Responsible Tourism Award

 Tuesday, September 1, 2020 

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Al Wathba Wetland Reserve, a popular tourist spot for biodiversity is nominated for the Middle East’s Responsible Tourism Award. The Abu Dhabi based tourism attraction is nominated under the World Annual Tourism Travel Awards this year, in special category of Responsible Tourism.

Al Wathba Wetland Reserve, one of the key tourist attractions is based in the capital of UAE. Visitors enjoy the biodiversity site that showcases ways of responsible tourism without harming the environment or the ecosystem.

Ahmed Al Hashemi, Acting Executive Director, Terrestrial and Marine Biodiversity said mentioned that they are happy to announce that Al Wathba Wetland Reserve is one of the three finalists in the World Annual Travel Awards, and the spot is nominated in the category of Responsible Tourism. Since they have focussed on environment friendly activities, now this nomination from World Annual Tourism Travel Awards further encourages their activities and diligence towards environment tourism in a responsible way.

The nature reserve was had its inception in late 90s. The reserve included both natural as well as artificial water bodies extended to an area of 5 square km. The wetlands include salt flats, fossilised sands and dunes and a vast array of animal and plant species. The flamingos are the key attractions of the reserve; people enjoy watching the flock moving through the wet lands during winter amidst warmth of the reserve. More than 4,000 flamingos at Al Wathba, are visited by about 7,000 people every season.

The nominations are completed and the voting for the awards is open till September 10.

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