Dubai announces AED 355 million beach revamp


Dubai has announced the awarding of contracts to develop Al Mamzar and Jumeirah 1 beaches in a 5.7 kilometre project costing AED 355 million.

Expected to be completed in 18 months, the project will reshape and enhance the infrastructure of the beaches (4.3 km at Al Mamzar and 1.4 km at Jumeirah 1), creating a new recreational tourism destination for beachgoers, water sports enthusiasts, and night swimmers.

The development is part of ongoing efforts to build sustainable infrastructure for all coastal and beach facilities as part of the Dubai Master Plan for Public Beaches.

The project will include Dubai's first beach dedicated 24/7 to night swimming in Deira, spanning 300 metres. Additional features include a 5 km pedestrian path connecting the two beaches, 11 km of cycling and running tracks surrounded by trees, and a 200-metre-long floating bridge connecting both sides of Al Mamzar Beach, the first of its kind in the emirate.

There will also be 10 recreational play areas, children's playgrounds, beach and fitness areas, barbecue zones, beach rest amenities, and seasonal event spaces with secured entrances and exits.

The beaches will be able to accommodate parking for 1,400 cars and buses, including dedicated charging stations for eco-friendly vehicles in addition to integrated networks for drinking water stations, irrigation systems, and sewage drainage system spanning 5 km, complemented by modern automatic irrigation systems to increase green spaces.

The two beaches will feature high-tech services and systems, including advanced safety deposit boxes, Wi-Fi, and electronic screens. Beach rescue services will use the latest AI-assisted technologies, with enhanced surveillance through over 100 modern cameras linked to the central control rooms of Dubai Municipality and Dubai Police to ensure the highest level of safety for beachgoers.

The development aligns with the objectives of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33, Dubai Urban Plan 2040, and the Dubai Quality of Life Strategy 2033, all aimed to make Dubai the world leader in quality of life, enhance its attractiveness as a vibrant city, and cement its position as the best city to live, work, and visit as well as one of the world's leading destinations for beach tourism.

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