Beach patrolling stepped up in Dubai

The Dubai Police have intensified patrols at the beaches in the city to ensure safety of the people, according to Colonel Jamal Al Jalaf, Deputy Director of the Criminal Investigation Department for Administration and Control Affairs.


Amira Agarib

Published: Thu 30 Aug 2012, 9:01 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:44 AM

Al Jalaf said during the Eid holidays, Dubai shores were crowded and majority of families preferred to go to the beaches to enjoy the water and the sun. Also, the RTA had provided transportation to beaches, which encouraged many people as well as tourism companies to plan beach visits. He said patrolling was stepped up to keep a watch on the beach-goers’ belongings to prevent theft and intruders from disturbing them or causing noise pollution.

The police would charge anyone found to be playing loud music or using water bikes at swimming locations instead of the locations assigned for the activity. Al Jalaf said that more patrols would be allocated during the weekend and official holidays to support the security patrols on beaches.

Some of the offences included disturbing people, photographing and the police has also issued warnings to 5,212 people who went to the sea fully dressed. The police caught an Asian couple kissing each other in public. They were charged with committing an immoral act. A suspect who was wanted by the Interpol was also arrested.

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