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Whatever Floats Your Boat – A Race for Resourceful Recycling

Whatever Floats Your Boat
Whatever Floats Your Boat
Dubai, UAE, 04 October 2010: In accordance with their ongoing green initiatives, the InterContinental Hotels Group properties in Dubai Festival City in association with MOURJAN MARINAS IGY and Dubai Festival City will hold the third annual 'Whatever Floats Your Boat' recycled boat race competition on Friday, 26th November 2010.

Teams participating in this year's event will have to construct rafts made from recycled materials to race along the Dubai Creek during a fun-filled afternoon at the Festival Marina. The event is open to all local companies and schools to participate in - spaces are limited, so sign up your team now to avoid disappointment.

'Whatever Floats Your Boat' means just that, so be prepared for some whacky designs and resourceful recycling as the teams race to give back to the environment, and all in good humour.

Along with generating awareness for the initiative, a donation of AED 5,000 will be provided by each competing company, with every Dirham raised going directly to the Emirates Wildlife Society in association with World Wide Fund for Nature (EWS-WWF). The EWS-WWF plans on using the funds raised to support the ongoing conservation of a critically endangered species of turtle native to the UAE.

Last year's event raised a staggering AED 100,000 for charity to help the EMEG protect the critically endangered Hawksbill Turtles. Organizers hope the event this November will raise the bar even higher. The money raised helped to fund studies of their biology, behavior and population structure, which in turn will aid in the conservation of the species.

The event is open to anyone who wishes to come and support the teams and promises to be an afternoon of amusement not to be missed. For more information or if you would like to register a team, please contact Sebastien Delteil on 04 701 1071 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Join the Festival Marina’s first ever Nautical Flee Market  



Dubai, UAE, 14 September 2010:  Mourjan Marinas IGY (MM IGY), the developer and manager of luxury marinas and yachting lifestyle destinations, is inviting you to the first nautical flee market debut on 16 October 2010 at Festival Marina. This nautical event will take place on the third Saturday of every other month from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Festival Marina’s Nautical Flee Market is an opportunity for lovers of the maritime world to directly sell and buy any pre-owned nautical item. Professionals and amateurs alike can find everything they need: water sports equipment such as fishing, diving, wakeboarding; boat equipments such as anchors, radars, ropes and outboards as well as yachts up to 40 meters.

This is the place for bargains in all types of maritime items! Buy that hard to find nautical treasure for pennies... So to all you sea enthusiast do not pass out the chance to participate in this unique event and share your know-how and interest. .

The market will be taking place in three different sections: on water, on land, and on the Boardwalk. The boats on water can moor in Festival Marina basin; for the trailers carrying boats and Jet- ski’s there will be a designated area on the marina promenade close to the marina office, and the boardwalk will be dedicated for small items and equipments.

All boats and trailers need to pre registered, and pay a small fee of 100 dirhams for boats on water, and 50 dirhams for trailer boats.

Ghanim bin Saad Al Saad & Sons Holding