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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.