Turtles makes their way back to sea in celebration of “World Sea Turtle Day” at Jumeirah Al Naseem


In honour of World Sea-Turtle Day, Jumeirah Group’sTurtle Rehabilitation Project released 60 rescued and rehabilitated turtles back into the ocean on the pristine beach of Jumeirah Al Naseem. With hotel guests from Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Madinat Jumeirah watching in awe, the turtles started their new life in the deep blue with the second release of 2019 after a very successful event that took place last April with 75 turtles released back to sea.

Marine specialists at the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP) have been working diligently around the clock rehabilitating sick and injured turtles which were washed up onto the shores of the UAE. Now healthy, these endangered turtles have been released back into their natural habitat in the Arabian Gulf.

The total number of released turtles by DTRP has now reached more than 1,792 since the project began back in 2004. The main mission of the project is to rescue, rehabilitate and release any sea turtles that are found injured or sick throughout the region. The team also aims to educate on sea turtle biology and the local and global plight of the beloved sea turtle.