Number of Beaches to Open for Night Swimming in Dubai

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 02 May 2023
Numer of Beaches to Open for Night Swimming in Dubai

Dubai Municipality announced that nighttime swimming has been launched at a select number of beaches.

“Dubai as a city is alive 24/7,” said Bader Anwahi, CEO 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.”

Anwahi revealed that lights have already been added to select beaches in Umm Suqeim and Jumeirah.

“There are also LED screens with directions and instructions on what to do,” said Anwahi. “These screens have already been installed and they will begin operating shortly.”

A number of lifeguards will be manning the shores during the nighttime activity.

“We want to ensure the safety and security of our visitors so there will be rescue personnel around at these beaches at night,” Anwahi said.

In 2017, Dubai has become the first emirate in the UAE to allow nighttime swimming, made possible by smart poles powered by wind and solar energy, producing a strong enough light to illuminate the sea.

The first two ‘Smart Palm’ poles have been installed on Umm Suqeim 1 Beach.