Dubai has announced the launch of the world’s largest ocean restoration and ecotourism project called Dubai Reefs.

The project will span 600 square kilometres of the Dubai’s pristine waters, with the design of the coral reefs exceeding 400,000 cubic metres in total volume, with an estimated capacity to capture over seven million tonnes of carbon annually.

The project’s launch coincides with the 28th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) at Expo City Dubai from November 30 to December 12.