Since 2004, the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project has seen the release of over 1,600 rehabilitated turtles back into their natural habitat.
After initial treatment at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah's Aquarium, they are brought to health at the Turtle Rehabilitation Sanctuary at Jumeirah Al Naseem, where you can see them in the lagoon - and feed them — as they recover before being released.
Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project said on Facebook, “Today, on World Sea Turtle Day, we were very honoured to be accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.
Sheikh Hamdan with turtles near Burj Al Arab.
“His highness released 20 Hawksbill Turtle Hatchlings from Jebel Ali Reserve and 45 fully rehabilitated Hawksbill Turtles from the Jumeirah Beach Hotel beach and offshore respectively.”
Last week, Sheikh Hamdan with his little friend Mohammed Bin Ahmed Jaber Al Harbi, also known as Maj, Uncle Saeed, Ahmed Jaber Al Harbi and friends went on a fishing trip over the weekend.
The Dubai Crown Prince is an avid lover of nature and animals. He shares breathtaking photographs and videos of his whereabouts on Instagram.
His videos and photos usually garner thousands and thousands of likes and comments on social media platforms.