His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai yesterday voted for Bu Tinah Island to become one of the New7Wonders of Nature during a visit to the Bu Tinah Experience, a replica of the island created by the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi on the Abu Dhabi Corniche.
Sheikh Mohammed also called upon the citizens and residents to vote more for Bu Tinah. He was accompanied during his visit by Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, in addition to a number of ministers and officials.
Following the visit of Shaikh Abdul Aziz Bin Ali Al Nuaimi to the Bu Tinah Experience, Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Secretary General of the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi, said the ongoing, high-profile official support onfirms that the New7Wonders of Nature campaign has gained the interest of the entire UAE.
“We’re so proud that Bu Tinah is the only finalist representing the Gulf region, so with only 12 days to go before voting for Bu Tinah draws to a close, we’re urging the nation to act now to show their commitment to their environment. A vote for Bu Tinah is a vote of pride in our natural heritage, a vote of confidence in our work to protect it, and a vote for conservation of the environment for present and future generations,” she told the Gulf News.