Dubai tourism gets boost from $10m coral reef relocation
28 September 2013 Last updated at 02:42 BST
At the height of Dubai's construction boom five years ago, developers moved a coral reef further out to sea to make way for new projects.
Environmentalists feared it would not recover, but the reef has grown by 20% and is now poised to give the UAE an unexpected tourism boost.
Jonathan Frewin reports.