UAE denies social media rumours of 747 landing on Fujairah Corniche

The Boeing 747 was being transported to Bahrain, where it will serve as the main attraction of an upcoming 100,000sqm underwater theme park
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UAE authorities have shared that the aircraft was being transported for “commercial purposes”.
UAE authorities have shared that the aircraft was being transported for “commercial purposes”.

Following the circulation of rumours on social media of a Boeing 747 touching down on the Fujairah Corniche, UAE authorities have denied the reports, sharing that the aircraft was being transported for “commercial purposes”.

According to the state-run WAM news agency, reports on social media began to surface of a wingless Boeing 747 being transported by trucks along the corniche on Monday evening. The posts included both pictures and video of the aircraft being transported.

In response, the Fujairah government clarified that the out-of-service aircraft was in the process of being transported to Bahrain, where it will serve as the main attraction of a recently unveiled 100,000sqm underwater theme park.

In addition to the submerged Boeing 747 aircraft, the site will also feature a historically accurate replica of a Bahraini pearl merchant’s house, artificial coral reefs, as well as a number of sculptures.

Designed as a dive experience, the eco-friendly project was revealed in an announcement by Bahrain’s President of the Supreme Council for Environment, Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

Headed up by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (DTEA), the organisation is working in close collaboration with the country’s private sector to realise the project.

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