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Abu Dhabi: Have you seen this island full of alabaster rocks?

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The total area of the island measures 4.3 square kilometres.

An island in Abu Dhabi features so many alabaster rocks that it’s been named ‘Almarmar’, after the tough white stone.

Located east of the Sir Bani Yas Reserve in Al Dhafra region, the island – off the coast of Ruwais – the island’s new name comes from the abundance of alabaster found on the island.

Alabaster is a fine-grained, translucent form of gypsum, that is typically white in colour and often carved into ornaments.

According to a notice issued by Abu Dhabi Media Office, the initiative comes under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the follow-up of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC).

The total area of the island measures 4.3 square kilometres.