Feature: Cristyn Ashley
In celebration of the 42nd National Day the UAE Dolphin Project was excited to be part of the Boat Parade organised by the Dubai Marina Yacht Club. Over 30 boats adorned in UAE flags and balloons participated in the parade, and the project decorating our boat as a dolphin-complete with dorsal fin and fluke!
On land Dubai Marina Yacht Club continued the festivities with various Fun Family activities such as face painting, children’s entertainment and live cooking stations. The UAE Dolphin Project was kindly asked to run a stand where we provided further activities for the children such as puzzles and draw a dolphin competition where the lucky winner had the chance to name one of our re-sighted dolphins. This event also gave the project an opportunity to answer questions about dolphins and how the project aims to understand the local populations found in Dubai waters. Another great day, made possible by the great support of the DMYC and the project volunteers.