5,000 kg of trash found in Dubai waters


Tyres, ropes, cans and plastic containers were among the things that police retrieved from the waters of Dubai's Deira district.

The annual clean up operation at Al Hamriya Port, carried out with the help of police officers more than 500 volunteers, helped clear out 5,000 kg of trash.

“The initiative, which plays a significant role in preserving marine life and spreading awareness about its importance, is part of Dubai police’s social responsibility programmes,” said Lt. Col. Ali Al Naqbi, head of the marine rescue division.

“[We] aim to contribute to making the emirate’s marine environment a sustainable one that is free of pollutants.”

Authorities also called on fishermen, workers and members of the public to protect the marine environment against all threats and pollution. 

More from Local

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • The Agenda with Tom Urquhart

    10:00am - 1:00pm

    Your chance to have your say and debate the issues you love or loathe. It’s the chance to set The Agenda on the big topics of the day.

  • The Music Mix

    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Enjoy your favourite music back to back commercial free, tune in to the Music Mix everyday from 1 until 2 for the music you love and the news updates you need

On Dubai Eye

Business Breakfast