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Dubai switches off lights for Earth Hour 2014

Similar temporary environmentally-friendly measures for this year’s event also took place in the capital Abu Dhabi and Dubai’s neighboring city of Sharjah

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At 8.30pm on Saturday, many of Dubai’s residents and public and private institutions switched off their lights for an hour, to mark Earth Hour’s 2014 iteration.

Environment-lovers in the UAE gathered for a walk from 5pm to 10pm around central Dubai with candles and lanterns to celebrate the hour, while major landmarks, including the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, its famous seven-star hotel, the Burj al-Arab, and the Dubai Mall, which switched to a power-saving mode.

In addition to Dubai, similar temporary environmentally-friendly measures for this year’s event also took place in the capital Abu Dhabi and Dubai’s neighboring city of Sharjah.

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