Mangrove forest in Jebel Ali
A mangrove forest has sprouted along the coastline of Jebel Ali to protect and host endangered marine species. The Emirates Marine Environmental Group started planting mangroves in the beach area — a breeding ground for hawksbill and green turtles — over six years ago. There are around 500 fully-grown mangroves along the coastline. The group plans to plant a million saplings this year and up to three million in five years.