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Planting Trees on Jubail Island

Marriott International recently joined forces with Etihad Airways to plant 12,000 mangrove trees on Jubail Island in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as part of a broader effort to establish the Etihad Marriott Mangrove Forest.

The forest will be spread over 55 square miles of the UAE’s coastline and help create a healthier habitat for local plants and animals.  Throughout the first few months of 2023, associates from Marriott and Etihad will plant the trees, while also having the ability to adopt a tree to monitor its growth, through an app.

Sandeep Walia, Chief Operating Officer, Middle East, Marriott International, said: “The first self-contained educational, nature and leisure destination of its kind, Jubail Mangrove Park is a tribute to the natural ecosystem of Abu Dhabi and Jubail Island. As part of our sustainability commitment, we are excited to collaborate with Etihad Airways to contribute towards the UAE’s conservation projects and develop natural resources.”

These efforts align directly with Marriott’s commitment to Nurture Our World, a pillar of the company’s sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360.