Emaar Properties, the global property developer, will mark Earth Hour 2013 on March 23, with its developments taking part in the global initiative to raise awareness on energy conservation and climate change.

Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa

Emaar is joining hands with the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, the organisers of the event in Dubai, in partnership with the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, the Emirates Wildlife Society and the World Wide Fund for Nature, to mark Earth Hour this year.

A highlight of the event is the ‘Earth Hour Walk’ which will start at Burj Plaza in Downtown Dubai, Emaar’s flagship mega-development that overlooks Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

The organisers of Earth Hour and representatives of government and private sector entities will take part in the annual walk to be held from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. Members of the public can also take part in the event which underlines the need to adopt energy efficient practices and to protect planet Earth through sustainable development initiatives.

The iconic assets of Emaar including Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina Mall, Souk Al Bahar, Gold & Diamond Park and The Address Hotels + Resorts, as well as residents in various lifestyle communities by the company will observe Earth Hour by switching off all non-essential external and internal lighting and appliances. Only lighting that is essential for security and safety will be maintained during Earth Hour. More info