The purpose of a mysterious large, white dome that has appeared on the Abu Dhabi Corniche has finally been revealed. The dome will provide a unique ‘Bu Tinah Experience’, giving members of the public a chance to experience the wonders of Bu Tinah Island.
Bu Tinah Island, situated around 130 kilometres west of Abu Dhabi, is part of the UNESCO designated Marawah Marine Biosphere Reserve. It is the region’s first Marine Biosphere Reserve, and is home to a diverse range of spectacular animals including the hawksbill turtle, the dugong, the greater flamingo and the bottlenose dolphin, not to mention the spectacular corals and mangroves.
In order to protect the island’s ecosystem, Bu Tinah Island is closed to members of the public and can only be visited by scientists. The Bu Tinah Experience gives people the chance to immerse themselves in the island’s biodiversity, and includes a turtle rehabilitation centre and a mangrove nursery.
For more information on the Bu Tinah Experience, visit the Bu Tinah website.
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