Dubai makes night swimming beaches accessible for people of determination.
11 July 2023, 12:00 AM
31 August 2023, 12:00 AM
Dubai had earlier announced the opening of three new beaches for night swimming in May 2023. Now, authorities have made these beaches accessible to people of determination.
The 800-metre night-swimming beaches are at Jumeirah 2, Jumeirah 3 and Umm Suqeim 1. Electronic screens display messages that increase safety awareness among beachgoers.
The Dubai Municipality has equipped the beaches with lighting systems and electronic information panels and has now employed dedicated services for people of determination. The beaches have qualified lifeguards who use state-of-the-art rescue and emergency tools to ensure the highest safety benchmarks. Night swimming timelines at the beaches will be from sunset to sunrise.
New signs have been installed pointing out the beaches are now accessible to people of determination. The beaches have been fitted with special ramps to ease movement to the beach.
'Beach Floating Wheelchair' has been allocated, further expanding beach accessibility. This unique offering provides a floating wheelchair that facilitates easy access to the beach and ensures a safe and enjoyable swimming experience for all.
With these positive changes, individuals with disabilities can experience the joy of beach outings without facing unnecessary barriers. The initiative encourages inclusivity while creating a safe and supportive environment for all in Dubai.
Appreciating the effort made by the authorities, Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, thanked the Municipality teams for the initiative of night swimming beaches and their keenness to provide this experience for people of determination through specialised cadres while adopting smart technologies to ensure the comfort and safety of all visitors.
In a tweet, he wrote: "A new step that reflects Dubai's efforts to establish its position as the best city to live in in the world through qualitative."