Dubai has recently announced a 54km expansion in public beaches to make the surrounding blue waters more accessible to the people.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai, unveiled plans to develop new public beach areas on Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Jumeirah, two iconic islands, and Al Mamzar in the first phase of expansion.

Taking to his Twitter, Sheikh Mohammed shared, “Within the Dubai Urban Plan, we have adopted the development and doubling of public beaches by 400% by 2040, which will increase its area from 21km now to 105km and raise the percentage of services by 300% on public beaches by 2025,”

Dubai Beach Expansion Plan

The public beach expansion project, spearheaded by the Dubai Municipality, will transform vast stretches of coastline into vibrant and inclusive spaces, catering to the diverse needs of visitors. These developments align with Dubai’s overarching vision of creating a sustainable and people-centric city.

The initiative aims to enrich Dubai’s coastal landscape further, offering residents and tourists alike an array of world-class beachfront experiences.

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On Palm Jebel Ali, the 8km public beach expansion will be done in partnership with Nakheel. It will provide residents and visitors with unparalleled access to pristine shores and crystal-clear waters.

This newly designated public beach area will be equipped with top-notch facilities, including showers, changing rooms, and ample parking spaces, along with a direct bus line from the Jebal Ali Metro Station. The project will also include mangrove tree planting to preserve marine habitats.

Similarly, Palm Jumeirah will witness the creation of expansive public beaches. The project aims to open up exclusive sections of the island’s shoreline to the public, ensuring that everyone can relish the beauty of this man-made wonder.

The development will boast an array of amenities, such as shaded areas, jogging tracks, and beachside cafes, creating a welcoming environment for individuals and families to indulge in beachside leisure.

Dubai Beach Expansion Plan

Al Mamzar Beach will also see a massive expansion, including a 4,000-metre cycling track. 9 percent of the beach will be allocated for night swimming this year and will expand further over time.

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These initiatives will not only provide accessible recreational spaces but also promote a healthier and more active lifestyle among residents and visitors.

The new beach areas are expected to attract a diverse range of individuals, from sun-seekers looking to unwind on the shores to fitness enthusiasts seeking outdoor activities.

As the expansion plans take shape, Dubai’s reputation as a pioneering city that seamlessly blends modernity with its natural surroundings will be further solidified. With the new public beach areas set to open their shores to locals and tourists alike, Dubai reinforces its commitment to creating unforgettable experiences and setting new standards in hospitality and leisure.