About Us

Emirates Marine Environmental Group (EMEG) is a non-profit organisation based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Established in 1996 under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and leadership awarded to Major Ali Saqer Sultan Al Suwaidi.


The Emirates Marine Environmental Group mission is to preserve biodiversity in the United Arab Emirates by:


i. Protecting endangered wildlife through conservation strategy
ii. Actively participating in endangered species conservation efforts

iii. Advancing scientific research through collaboration
iv. Promoting environmental education within the local community

v. Conserving fragile ecosystems for future generations


The Jebel Ali Marine Reserve on the western border of Dubai is used as a base to develop and organize educational camps for schools, community members and corporate groups in an effort to increase awareness and understanding of regional environmental threats and issues.

Major Ali jumping off a boat into the water