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Handover of Abu Dhabi’s Lulu fish

After a successful week of workshops in the Volvo Ocean Race village in Abu Dhabi, the Lulu Fish was finally completed. Lulu means pearl in Arabic, and given that the beach cleaning session took place on Lulu Island, the name of our new fish is very fitting.

Beach Cleaning Abu Dhabi

The Volvo Ocean Race’s beach clean team, including Skeleton Sea artist João Parrinha, will be hitting Abu Dhabi’s Lulu Island on Saturday as part of the race’s campaign to Keep the Oceans Clean! The public are invited to join Portugal’s Parrinha, local dive centre Al Mahara and members of the Volvo Ocean Race family for the beach clean. Adventurous beach cleaners (those over the age of 18) can kayak over to Lulu Island, while everyone else will be shuttled over to the island in a boat. Registration will be between 0900 and 0930 local time at the main entrance to the Destination Village and boats will leave from the main pontoon shortly afterwards. Rubbish bags and gloves will be provided, and water will be available, but everyone is asked to bring their own water bottle. The waste materials found on the beach will then be used for the Skeleton Sea sculpture which will be created at the Keep the Oceans Clean! art workshops during the Abu Dhabi stopover. These will be held on the beach outside …