ICRAN worked alongside the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) and the Emirates Diving Association (EDA) in Dubai, to translate education materials for responsible marine tourism into Arabic. A wide variety of fora are being utilised to distribute the materials throughout the United Arab Emirates, including UAE and Oman dive centres, schools and universities, tourist centres, and the Dive Middle East Exhibition (DMEX), co-organised by the EDA in March 2007.
ICRAN would like to offer special thanks to Yasser Geneid for translating the material, and to Dubai Properties and the Majid Futtaim Group for sponsoring this activity.
In addition to promoting the guidelines in their March 2007 newsletter, the EDA ran a feature on ICRAN and its activities, ‘Local Solutions for Global Problems’.
The article is available in the EDA March 2007 newsletter, www.emiratesdiving.com