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Sir Bu Nair Festival Sir Bu Nair island is a nature reserve that holds international significance. It was enlisted in the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance to conserve its biodiverse ecological components. It was also added to UNESCO Preliminary List of World Heritage Sites. Sir Bu Nair Festival is an important ecological event that aims to promote marine biodiversity in the Emirate within an awareness campaign to preserve marine and coastal areas. The Festival is organized alongside the annual Al Gaffal Dhow Sailing Race.     The Festival was held in 2021 for two days on the island with its clear sandy beaches, pristine waters, and rich coral and marine life. It included a group of environmental, heritage and cultural activities which were held in cooperation between SCTDA, Sharjah Police General Headquarters, Sharjah Municipality, Sharjah Media Corporation, Dubai Marine Sports Club, and Emirates Marine Environmental Group.      42  

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