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The Big Benelux Mangrove Tree Planting Social Event

04 November, 2023 11:00 AM-03:30 PM

And now for something completely different:

The Big Benelux Mangrove Tree Planting

It’s time to roll up your sleeves, walk the talk, and show the world what the BeNeLux countries can achieve in fighting the negative effects of climate change when they work together.

This event is made possible due to a historic collaboration between the Belgian Business Council, Belgian Club Dubai, the Netherlands Business Council UAE, the Benelux Business Council Abu Dhabi, and Belgolux.

We are excited to invite you to join us for a mangrove tree planting event at the beautiful Jubail Mangrove Park in Abu Dhabi. Jubail Island offers a unique opportunity to showcase our commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. With its lush mangroves and crystal-clear waters, Jubail Island provides a stunning setting for our initiative.

You can choose to participate in two activities: planting mangrove trees and planting mangrove trees in combination with an adventurous kayaking experience. The choice is yours!

About Mangrove Trees

Mangrove ecosystems act as carbon sinks. Did you know that mangroves sequester more CO2 compared with other forests? Current studies suggest that mangroves and coastal wetlands annually sequester carbon at a rate ten times greater than mature tropical forests. They also store three to five times more carbon per equivalent area than tropical forests. (Source NOAA)

COP28 and the BeNeLux Pavilion

COP28, which will take place in the UAE from 30 Nov - 12 Dec, brings the world together at a critical moment for global transformative climate action. At COP28 a BeNeLux Pavilion will be present to showcase the many initiatives its private and public sectors are taking to tackle the negative effects of climate change.

Before COP28 takes place we want to give you the opportunity to make a positive impact. So let's come together, get our hands dirty, and have a fantastic time at the Jubail Mangrove Park. Many years from now you will look back at this event thinking: ‘Yes, I made a difference!’

We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, November 4

Activity 1:
Mangrove Tree Planting
Start: 11.00 AM
Fee: 110 AED  

Activity 2:
Mangrove Tree Planting + Kayaking
Start: 2.00 PM
Fee: 240 AED

The minimum age restriction is 3 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  

Jubail Mangrove Park, Abu Dhabi


Please RSVP at office@nlbcuae.com by Friday, October 27th to confirm your attendance and let us know if you want to participate in kayaking. We encourage you to bring your friends and family along to make this event even more memorable.

Location: Jubail Mangrove Park

Please be advised that photos, video and audio footage will be taken at this event. By entering the event premises, you give consent to the Netherlands Business Council UAE to photograph and video record your presence at the event, and its subsequent release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by the Netherlands Business Council UAE and its partners. You release the Netherlands Business Council UAE, its employees, and every person involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, video and audio recordings. By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web-casting, televising, or other publication of these materials. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by the Netherlands Business Council UAE or the person or entity designated to do so by the Netherlands Business Council UAE.