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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

See Why Fujairah Crown Prince Voted for Bu Tina Island Wonder of Nature

Crown Prince Votes

At a conference today (9 November 2011) at the Concorde Fujairah Hotel, His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, voted in support of Bu Tinah Island in its bid to be recognized as one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of the World’.

In this symbolic leadership by SMS, the Fujairah Crown Prince was signifying the importance of this UAE wonderland and urging all people to cast their vote.

His Highness is growing in stature as a champion for the environment, especially evident in such actions as his leadership of clean up campaigns along the eastern shoreline and his support for Wadi Wurayah, the UAE’s first national park.

In Attendance

Attending His Highness the Fujairah Crown Prince were a number of dignitaries including the following: H.E. Salem Al Zahmi, Director of the Office of the Crown Prince, H.E. Mohammed saeed Al Dhanhani, Director of the Emiri Court, H.E. Mohammed Saif Al Afkham, Director of the Fujairah Municipality, H. E. Abdulla Al Hantoubi, Deputy Director of the Fujairah Municipality and H.E. Salem Al Mukassah, Director of the Department of Public Works.

Wonderful Bu Tinah

The conference at the Concorde Fujairah Hotel began with the viewing of a video on Bu Tinah.

Enjoy watching this video and see for yourself why our Fujairah leaders are encouraging us all to cast our vote.

Video in Arabic

Video in English

Bu Tinah ‘Gift from God’

The Media Officer for the Emiri Court, Shaikha Al Mesmari, greeted today’s guests and sketched some details about Bu Tinah Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi.

About Bu Tinah Shaikha said:

“The island is a gift from God located on the western shore of the UAE and is one of 28 international locations competing for the title of the world’s New 7 wonders of Nature and the only qualifying location from the Arab Gulf countries.”

Bu Tinah National Treasure

Mr. Mohammed Saif Al Afkham, Director of the Fujairah Municipality spoke on behalf of the Fujairah Culture and Media Authority. He spoke about the island being a ‘national treasure’ that is increasingly valued by people all over the Emirates.

He paid tribute to the Crown Prince and His Highness, Sheikh Rashid bin Hamad Al Sharqi, for their support of the UAE bid.

Vote Now!

One can vote online through the New 7 Wonders of Nature website or do what the Crown Prince did today and vote by phone.

You can vote in a number of different languages.

There is a sense of urgency as voting finishes on Friday—11 November 2011—but check the countdown clock to see how many minutes you have to cast your vote.

Check out the voting trends.


Bu Tinah web site

Take a Look

Some of the photos from today’s conference at the Concorde Fujairah Hotel are posted in this photo album.

Geoff Pound

More Fujairah news, information, resources and photos are posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.

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