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90362 25 Mar 2019

Hilton Al Hamra Ras Al Khaimah Set to Host Ocean Clean Up Project

Over 50 volunteer divers will join forces for an underwater clean-up in partnership with PADI’s Project AWARE®

On Friday 29th March, Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort will host ‘Dive Against Debris’ in partnership with Project AWARE®, a global movement powered by a community of adventurers created by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) with the purpose of ocean protection and conservation. The activation in Ras Al Khaimah will see more than 50 divers join forces for a volunteer underwater clean-up in the U.A.E, with the aim not only to clean the identified dive site, but also to conduct surveys of the findings, in order to aid future research and initiatives.

The day will begin at 7:30am when volunteer divers will be briefed by the safety team before being equipped with bags and gloves, with the intention of collecting more than 100kg of litter from 2km of the seabed, during the two-hour underwater clean-up. With an estimated 8 billion kilograms of plastic waste entering the world’s ocean from coastal regions each year, the activation hopes to raise awareness and inspire participation amongst the local community.

Emille Artigas, the project leader from Hilton said, “Our message and passions are clear - our sole purpose is to make a difference. We want to protect the fragile marine environment, share the importance of reef ecosystems and contribute to the longevity of this beautiful underwater kingdom.”

Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort General Manager Marino Gherardi added, “We are delighted to support the ‘Dive Against Debris’ project. We at Hilton Al Hamra want to protect our beautiful coastline and give back to our close knit community here in Ras Al Khamiah. Ras Al Khaimah has such a diverse environment, from the highest mountain in the UAE, to our amazing coastline and  lush mangroves, so it  is important that we continue to protect and preserve our environment, to ensure that it can be enjoyed for generations to come.’

Hilton aims to double its social impact investment and cut its environmental impact in half by 2030 – and ‘Dive Against Debris’ forms part of Hilton’s ongoing waste reduction efforts.

More information about Project AWARE®- https://www.projectaware.org/

 

About Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort

Nestled between the Arabian Gulf and Hajjar mountains, Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf resort is set alongside a private beach, surrounded by landscaped gardens and an 18-hole golf course. Refurbished in 2013, the resort with 265 guest rooms, including: 75 deluxe guest rooms, 181 villas and suites, nine luxurious suites provides views of the gardens or the ocean while five onsite stylish restaurants serve world-class cuisine from around the globe.

 

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About Hilton Honors

Hilton Honors is the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 16 world-class brands comprising more than 5,600 properties with nearly 913,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard WiFi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. With more than 85 million members, Hilton Honors offers hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise, and items on Amazon Shop with Points; make charitable contributions; or gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform (hiltonhonors.com/auctions), such as exclusive artist experiences and hotel concert events with Live Nation®, and race experiences with McLaren Racing. The program is free to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.hiltonhonors.com. Connect with Hilton Honors at newsroom.hilton.com/hiltonhonors, and follow Hilton Honors on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

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For nearly 100 years, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has set the benchmark for hospitality around the world, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. With more than 585 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties are located in the world’s most sought-after destinations for guests who know that where they stay matters. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com, and learn more by visiting newsroom.hilton.com/hhr or following Hilton Hotels & Resorts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.