Al Zira Island is considered to be a long rock that extends over a distance of about 500 meters, and it is around 600 meters away from the city’s shore. It is one of the only remaining landmarks of historic Sidon, the famous Phoenician city of our ancestors.
A beach was created on Al Zira in June of 2016 – Sand was moved from the seafloor to the island.
It is true that pollution in Lebanon has taken its toll, especially when it comes to the Mediterranean sea and its marine life. But a glimmer of hope still exists.
After the horrible crimes committed against nature in Saida, the association of professional divers in Lebanon, The Friends of Al-Zira Island association, and the Lebanese Army planned to build the region’s largest underwater ‘garden.’