Dubai: Construction work on a stretch of Jumeirah beach near Burj Al Arab was stopped yesterday upon the orders of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Gulf News has learnt.
The good news came last night when Shaikh Mohammad instructed Dubai Municipality to stop the construction work immediately and remove the boundary wall erected to cordon off the beach for a construction project.
The beach should be left open for the public, the municipality was told. A major part of the Jumeirah beach in Umm Suqeim near Burj Al Arab was blocked by the developer for construction work earlier this month.
The project led to complaints by property owners and residents who asked authorities to look into the matter.
They said they were being denied access to one of the most popular beaches in the city.
Good news. Always developers think about themselves only - they think that money is life. Thanks to His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Best news I have heard all year. About time they gave something back to the public.
Finally! Everyone should be ecstatic that Dubai's best beach belongs to the public again.
Great news! This is the kind of move that will really give confidence to those people who believe in the future of the country. Amongst all the 'private' developments, it is imperative to leave access to the sea for the public in some areas!