Dubai Grows Lifeguard Presence at Public Beaches

  • Publish date: Sunday، 20 August 2023
Dubai Grows Lifeguard Presence at Public Beaches

Dubai Municipality is ramping up the emirate beach safety measures, assigning a 140-member rescue team who will be stationed along public beaches.

The rescue team includes 124 lifeguards, 12 supervisors and two assistant managers who are overseen by one operations manager.

They are all equipped with hi-tech safety devices and equipment for a swift response to emergencies, in addition to all-terrain beach vehicles (ATV).

The team will be stationed along Dubai's public beaches such as Al Mamzar, Al Mamzar Corniche, Jumeirah 1, 2, and 3, Umm Suqeim 1 and 2, El Shorouq, Al Sufouh, and Jebel Ali.

"These teams work from sunrise until sunset, and around the clock at night swimming beaches to monitor and observe all activities taking place on the beaches and ensure the safety of beachgoers," said Ibrahim Mohammad Juma, Director of Public Beaches and Waterways Management Department at Dubai Municipality.

The municipality has also installed swimming warning flags for beachgoers. The red flag means that swimming in this area is prohibited, the yellow flag warns people to swim with caution and the purple flag shows that swimming is permitted but marine species have been spotted.

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