Dubai will have five times as many beaches by 2040, following a major announcement to develop tourism and wellbeing for residents.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai made the announcement on social media, after a visit to Jebel Ali Beach.
The ambitious plans will see the emirate increase the area of beaches in the emirate from 21km to 105km.
Dubai beach plan
Sheikh Mohammed said there will also be a 300 per cent increase in the services on public beaches by 2025.
Sheikh Mohammed’s Twitter message said: “Within the Dubai Urban Plan, we have adopted the development and doubling of public beaches by 400% by 2040. increasing its area from 21km now to 105km and raising the percentage of services by 300% on public beaches by 2025.
We launched the first urban plan in Dubai in the 1960s. Development in Dubai is continuing and we are still at the beginning. We will continue to provide the best standard of living for individuals and families in services and projects globally”
“The new urban projects will add to the renewed dazzle in the emirate and will support our economic and tourism agenda for the next decade.”
Sheikh Mohammed said the city will continue to compete with itself to be the ideal place for visitors and residents.
“Our goal is to consolidate the leading position achieved by Dubai as one of the most beautiful and most developed cities in the world,” he added.
The newly opened beach will be the first family-friendly beach in the city to allow dogs to swim, says developer Nakheel.
The new beach is located along the emirate’s northern coastline and is now open from sunrise to sunset.
The new beach is poised to become the go-to destination for water sports and beach sports enthusiasts, just a few steps away from Centara Mirage Beach Resort and Hotel Riu.