Posted by Neil King
The region could be looking cleaner for anyone who has a Dubai property investment.
Last week saw a number of staff from the Dibba Municipality get involved in this year's Clean-Up Arabia, which was first started in 2002 and is conducted under the Patronage of Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi.
Patrick Antaki, general manager at the participating Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, said: "As the first resort in Al Aqah, Le Meridien Al Aqah has a longstanding association with the East Coast [and] this initiative complements our extensive environmental programme."
He added that other activities included in its programme focus around reducing energy consumption and recycling as well as beach clean-ups.
Local public schools and coast guards from the eastern region, as well as representatives from the ministry of environment and water (MOEW) also lended a hand on the day.
MOEW serves to maintain a safe and clean environment by balancing and managing resources, ecosystems and water sustainability in the region in accordance with international expectations.
Almost 50 staff from Le Meridien participated in the event.