Dubai beaches to get a facelift

DUBAI - The Dubai Municipality is undertaking a restoration project at the beaches of Dubai with the objective of improving the coastal environment.

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Published: Fri 22 Aug 2008, 1:33 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:08 PM

Dubai Municipality will be undertaking a restoration project at most beaches.Hamdan Al Shaer, Director of the Environment Department at the civic body, said in a Press statement on Wednesday that the move aims at environment conservation.

'Beaches are subject to seasonal Shamals (desert winds) that deprive them of vital resources, especially in view of the re-formation of the coastal line. As the time passes by, this will result in loss of beach sand and emergence of rocks and stones, thereby causing the beach-goers to lose out on comfort and security. This requires maintenance and nourishing of the beaches in a scientific and well-planned manner that would provide maximum stability,' he said.

The department has already restored Jumeirah 3 Beach, Umm Suqeim 1 Beach and Al Mamzar Park Beach, which were supplied with 600,000 cubic metres of high-quality beach sand.

Alya Abdul Rahim, Head of the Coastal Management Section, said work is on to fix the southern side of the Umm Suqeim 1 coastal line. As much as 70 per cent of the construction of a vertical sand barrier has been completed along a 120-metre stretch. The objective of the barrier is to preserve the beach.

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