DUBAI, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Jumeirah, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company, has announced that the annual summer turtle release carried out by the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP) will be open to the public for the first time.
At the event, which is hosted by Kris Fade from Virgin Radio, over 100 Hawksbill Turtles will be released by children back into their natural habitat following several months of rehabilitation at Burj Al Arab and Madinat Jumeirah.
The Big Jumeirah Sea Turtle Race will also take place at the event where six satellite tagged sea turtles are released back into the Arabian Gulf. Each tagged turtle is sponsored by a Jumeirah property - Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Wild Wadi, Jumeirah Living and Burj Al Arab. Using satellite technology to track their location, the turtle that travels the farthest will be announced the winner in October 2012.
The event is free to the public and takes place at Madinat Jumeirah on Friday 29th June from 8.30am. Children's entertainment and refreshments will be available as well as parking at Mina A Salam. For more information about the event visit http://www.facebook.com/turtle.rehabilitation,
About The Big Jumeirah Sea Turtle Race
Six rehabilitated sea turtles (two Green Sea Turtles, two Loggerhead Turtles and two Hawksbill Turtles) will each be tagged with a satellite device that monitors their whereabouts in the earth's oceans. Each is sponsored by a different Jumeirah Property that will go head to head to see who will be crowned the winner of The Great Jumeirah Turtle Release.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts, including Dubai hotels, 5 star hotels in central London and luxury hotels in Rome. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany, Jumeirah Essex House in New York; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai and Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives.
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