The Municipality of Dubai and Dubai Police held a joint press conference this week in which they are announcing the launch of a beach safety campaign. They’re currently assembling a team that only consists of females to watch beaches in Dubai.
12 female lifeguards are being trained to respond to emergencies. The plan is to increase this number to 18 by the end of 2018.
Police will explain safety measures to beachgoers and they will also use social media platforms to tell the public about the safety measures to be followed while swimming at the open beaches.
Swimmers are advised not to swim close to the rocks or outside the safe zone. At most of the open beaches in Dubai, areas for swimming have been marked through floating buoys and ropes.
The Dubai Municipality has created a system that covers emergencies across seven public beaches in three areas, including Al Mamzar, Jumeirah, and Umm Suqeim.
This campaign will help educate beachgoers about what to do when they go to the beaches and not to swim when there are high waves or bad weather.
The idea is to not only prevent drowning cases but to also fight cases like theft and harassment of beach-goers.