At the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) which started today in Dubai, it was announced that Dubai Municipality will introduce night-time swimming at specific beaches.
“Dubai as a city is alive 24/7,” said Bader Anwahi, Chief Executive Officer of the Public Facilities Agency at Dubai Municipality (DM). “So, when tourists go around the city during the day, they miss out on being able to enjoy the beach, because after sunset swimming is not allowed. We wanted to give them an opportunity to enjoy this part of Dubai. That is why we are beginning the night time beach swimming facility.”
As part of this new campaign, new lighting systems have been installed at select beaches in Umm Suqeim and Jumeirah. “There are also LED screens with directions and instructions on what to do,” said Bader. “These screens have already been installed and they will begin operating shortly.”
Bader added that the shores will be monitored by rescue personnel during nighttime swimming to guarantee the safety and security of visitors. Along with lights and screens, lifeguards will also be present at the beaches.