8 Dubai beaches receive ‘Blue Flag’ award
Eight beaches managed by Dubai-based property developer Nakheel have received the prestigious Blue Flag award. These are beaches in the Jebel Ali, Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Islands neighbourhoods.
“The Blue Flag is awarded to beaches and harbours by an international environmental foundation for meeting high standards of water quality, environment and safety.
Once awarded, the management company takes responsibility for continuing to meet all regulations and supporting sustainable tourism.
Around Dh15 million (US$ 4 million) is spent annually on the maintenance of the city’s beaches. As His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, previously announced, the emirate’s coastline will increase by 400 per cent by 2040.
If today in Dubai the length of public beaches is 21 kilometres, within 20 years it will grow to 105 kilometres. Accordingly, the number of restaurants, shops, playgrounds and areas for water sports will increase by 300 per cent.
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,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said.
He said the government’s aim is to consolidate Dubai’s leading position as one of the world’s most beautiful and developed cities, and to maintain its uniqueness, which is associated with success and phenomenal achievements.
Source: Arabian Business
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