- Dubai Municipality has introduced a specialized 140 rescue crew across the city’s public beaches, highly-trained professionals equipped with the latest safety devices.
- The rescue team is stationed at key public beaches, including Al Mamzar Beach, Al Mamzar Corniche, Jumeirah 1, 2, and 3, Umm Suqeim 1 and 2, El Shorouq, Al Sufouh, and Jebel Ali.
- Equipped with modern All-Terrain beach Vehicles (ATVs) and innovative safety technologies, the crew ensures swift response and efficient rescue operations.
- The rescue teams work from sunrise to sunset and even cover night swimming beaches, monitoring activities and ensuring beachgoers’ safety.
- The team members are highly-qualified and undergo regular training in intensive rescue operations, ensuring their proficiency in handling emergencies.
- Dubai Municipality provides signboards with safety information and uses color-coded beach swimming flags to communicate swim conditions – red for prohibited, yellow for caution, and purple for permitted with marine species presence.
140 Rescue Crew for Enhancing Beach Safety
Dubai Municipality has taken a significant step to enhance beach safety by deploying a 140 Rescue Crew across the emirate’s public beaches. Highly-trained individuals, including lifeguards, supervisors, and managers, this team is equipped with the latest All-Terrain beach Vehicles (ATVs) and state-of-the-art safety devices.
These vigilant crews are stationed along prominent public beaches like Al Mamzar Beach, Al Mamzar Corniche, Jumeirah 1, 2, and 3, Umm Suqeim 1 and 2, El Shorouq, Al Sufouh, and Jebel Ali.
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Operating from sunrise to sunset and even throughout the night in designated swimming areas, their main goal is to ensure the utmost safety of beachgoers, thereby elevating their overall experience.
Ibrahim Mohammad Juma, Director of Public Beaches and Waterways Management Department at Dubai Municipality, emphasized the expertise of these rescue teams, trained rigorously in intensive rescue operations. Armed with modern equipment, including first aid tools, ATVs, and wireless communication devices, their efficiency is optimized for swift emergency responses, significantly reducing risks and potential incidents of drowning.
In tandem with these efforts, Dubai Municipality has installed signboards with safety information and beach swimming warning flags. The red flag signifies a no-swim zone, the yellow flag advises caution, while the purple flag indicates that swimming is permitted in the presence of marine species. This comprehensive approach underlines Dubai’s commitment to ensuring beachgoers’ safety and enjoyable experiences.