Dubai, 30 March 2019: Tonight, the residents of UAE will witness a different night, unlike the one lit by zillion lights. The whole country will join hands together to observe the Earth Hour like the previous year, as the lights will be turned off from 8:30 to 9:30.
The movement actually gained momentum after the symbolic lights-out initiative in Sydney back in 2007. It paved way for the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, that inspired millions of people to join in the action of battling climate change and protecting our environment.
As per records, last year saw 188 countries around the world take part in Earth Hour, with lights switched off in around 18,000 landmarks and monuments. Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa will also put out its lights to join the cause as an example to the world.
This year, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is organising Earth Hour Walkathon and activities at Marasi Promenade Business Bay under the theme ‘Connect the Earth’. Owing to the same, UAE residents have also been encouraged to use social media to promote the campaign using the hashtags #EarthHourDubai and #Connect2Earth.
Residents have been advised to join the movement, and switch off their lights for an hour, imparting their share to that of the whole world.
After all, it is an hour of darkness, for a future full of brightness!