Darkness will takeover in the capital this coming weekend as the world celebrates Earth Hour.
The annual event encourages everyone to turn off electric lights for one hour, from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.
By shutting down lights even for 60 minutes, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) aims to raise awareness on how energy consumption affects the environment.
Supporting the campaign is easy: when the clock strikes 8.30 in the evening, switch off unnecessary electrical power for an hour or longer. Check out earthhour.ae to know more about the cause.
But if staying indoors in total darkness reminds you of zombie apocalypse scenes, then mark the occasion instead by visiting these places…
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort Abu Dhabi in partnership with WWF has organised a free Earth Hour Turtle Patrol from 5pm.
The proceedings will start with participants building a giant sand turtle on the beach. An evening beach patrol to look over the turtles will take place from 8pm. Contact: 02 811 4444, www.connectwithnature.ae
A candle-lit a la carte dinner from 8.30pm to 9.30pm will be hosted by 55 % 5th, The Grill in The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort Abu Dhabi. Indoor and outdoor seating are available although we highly recommend the latter to achieve that romantic ‘under the stars’ moment. Contact: 02 498 8888, stregissaadiyatisland.com A candle-lit dinner with splendid views of the marina await at Italian restaurant, Cipriani on Yas Marina from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. Enjoy delectable Italian fare from the menu while doing your part to support Earth Hour. Contact: 02 657 5400, www.cipriani.com