DM appeals beachgoers to comply with instructions

Dubai - As part of its keenness to provide a safe environment and attractive beaches in the emirate, Dubai Municipality has recently installed new signboards designed to create awareness among beachgoers at the public open beaches.

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Published: Sun 14 Nov 2010, 5:46 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:59 PM

Eng. Alya AbdulRahim Al Harmoudi, Head of Coastal Zone and Waterways Management Section in the Municipality, said the public open beaches in the emirate have been witnessing, since the beginning of winter last month, a significant increase in the number

of visitors, especially during the weekends. She reiterated that Dubai beaches are expected to see heavy public turn out during the Eid Al Adha holidays, especially those who love swimming and relaxation.

She said that as part its keenness to educate the public and create awareness among them, the Coastal Zone and Waterways Management Section has in the past month installed 50 new signboards with instructions on how to use the beaches.

‘These signboards have been designed in a distinctive umbrella-shaped style to suit the coastal environment and have been distributed in all the public beaches in the emirate, including Al Mamzar Creek Beach, the beaches of Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, Al Sufouh, and Dubai Marina,’ she said.

Al Harmoudi also called upon the public, particularly the swimming enthusiasts, to avoid swimming after sunset or in bad weather conditions.

She added that visitors to the sea can properly plan their trips to the beach by visiting the Dubai Municipality website which is dedicated to monitoring the coastal zone, which displays real-time data on the status of the sea and meteorology, as well as aerial snapshots that show the developments in public beaches.

Al Harmoudi also appealed the visitors of these beaches, especially families and youth groups, for the need to be committed to preserve the coastal environment and not to leave garbage and leftovers of food on the beaches, noting that the Municipality has provided waste containers at all public beaches.

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