Ras Al Khaimah: Volunteers from all over the emirates joined forces to collect almost 500-kg of waste from Wadi Showka Dam this week to help preserve its natural beauty.

The clean up was organised by Adventurati Outdoor, who specialise in mountain activities in Ras Al Khaimah, and was also attended by volunteers from Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), Public Works and Services Department (PWSD), national emergency response volunteer programme SANID and social volunteering programme Takatof.

Wadi Showka is a diverse area with many route options for hiking, running, cycling, and camping.

Raki Philips, Chief Executive Officer of RAKTDA said, “While a competitive tourism offering is key to ensuring the Emirate’s wider appeal, sustainability continues to be at the heart of our tourism strategy. As a destination with invaluable natural assets, it is our shared responsibility to inspire and educate residents and visitors about the importance of preserving the natural environment and acting responsibly to minimise negative impact.”