A reported 323 megawatts were saved by turning off the country’s lights for just one hour

Saturday night saw Dubai join many other cities around the world in observing Earth Hour to help raise awareness for for the environment.

Thousands of lights were switched off across the city between 8.30pm and 9.30pm, with government departments, business and private citizens all doing their part.

The Burj Khalifa and many of the UAE’s landmarks were plunged into darkness for an hour, while the RTA turned off a total of 1,433 street lights around the country.

DEWA reported that a whopping 323 megawatts were saved during Earth Hour, a 32 per cent reduction from last year’s efforts.

Many of you also took to social media to mark the occasion, and we’ve rounded up some of our favourite posts below:

Here you can see the Burj Khalifa as it turns off all non-essential lights

The Sofitel Dubai Palm broke out the candles


As did the JW Marriott Marquis

This yoga class even carried on in the dark

Expo 2020 swapped electric lamps for solar ones during the event

And DEWA showed their support with a cool display

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