Dubai completes reconstruction of city beaches

Dubai Municipality has completed reconstruction of the city’s public beaches Al Mamzar Corniche, Jumeirah 1, Jumeirah 3 and Umm Suqeim 1 at a cost of AED 93 million (US$ 25.3 million). Work was carried out on an area of 112,000 square metres.

In particular, measures have been taken to protect beaches from erosion and storms, and problems caused by climate change and rising sea levels have been addressed. The agency is continuing to monitor changes to the shoreline.

On Al Mamzar Corniche Beach, 9,000 square metres of land have been reclaimed and a 100-metre protective stone belt has been installed. Jumeirah 1 and Jumeirah 3 beaches have had their sand renewed and their breakwater reinforced. Umm Suqeim 1 beach has expanded by 30,000 square metres.

Some AED 15 million (US$ 4 million) is spent daily on the maintenance of the city’s beaches. Earlier, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said the emirate’s coastline will increase by 400% by 2040.

Whereas today Dubai’s public beaches are 21 km long, within 20 years they will grow to 105 km. Correspondingly the number of restaurants, shops, playgrounds and areas for water sports will increase by 300%.

New urban projects will support the development of tourism infrastructure in the coming years. “Dubai will continue to compete with itself and become an ideal destination for tourists and residents,” said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.

He said the government’s goal is to cement Dubai’s leading position as one of the most beautiful and developed cities in the world, as well as preserve its uniqueness, which is associated with success and phenomenal achievements.

Source: The National

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