Dubai Municipality has confirmed that it will be taking part in the WWF's Earth Hour, which will take place on March 28th.
The annual event invites cities across the globe to turn off their lights for 60 minutes to show their support for energy-saving policies and initiatives and make a positive statement about the world's capacity to overcome environmental challenges such as global warming.
So far, some 1,858 cities, towns and municipalities in 81 countries have signed up to the scheme and will be turning off their lights at 20:30 local time. Residents are invited to get behind the initiative by turning off lights and electrical appliances.
It is expected that more than one billion people across the continents will bear witness to this year's mass switch-off.
Support for the campaign has snowballed since it was first launched in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes switched off their lights.
In 2008, more than 50 million households around the world got behind the scheme.