Oasis, one of the UAE’s first bottled water companies, held two days of family festivities at The Beach, opposite Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), to raise awareness of recycling efforts in the UAE.
The highlight of the celebration was the unveiling of a unique UAE flag installation made entirely of recycled Oasis 500ml bottles, the lightest 500ml bottle in the country.
Built using more than 90,000 bottles, the structure covered a total area of is 350 sqm and measured to 14m in width and 25m in length, becoming a National Day symbol for the UAE’s continued drive towards meeting its long-term sustainability targets.
More than 30,000 people joined the event, and over 5,000 bottles were recycled by participants who were encouraged with a recycling raffle challenge to win a Toyota Prius Eco-Car and other eco-friendly prizes.
The event allowed people to celebrate the UAE through music and dance, creating art from recycled material and sharing the experience with friends and family via #ouroasis on social media in the hopes to raise awareness of the importance of protecting our UAE environment.