Dubai: Dubai Municipality has assigned a rescue crew to beaches across the emirate of Dubai. The crew consists of 140 people, including 124 highly-qualified lifeguards, 12 supervisors, and two assistant managers who are overseen by one operations manager.
The teams have the newest All-Terrain beach Vehicles (ATVs) and safety devices. They are stationed along the emirate’s public beaches, which include Al Mamzar Beach, Al Mamzar Corniche, Jumeirah 1, 2, and 3, Umm Suqeim 1 and 2, El Shorouq, Al Sufouh, and Jebel Ali.
Ibrahim Mohammad Juma, director of Public Beaches and Waterways Management Department at Dubai Municipality, said: “Dubai Municipality assigned these rescue teams across the public beaches, where these teams work from sunrise until sunset, and around the clock among the announced night swimming beaches, to monitor and observe all activities taking place on the beaches and ensure the safety of beachgoers and maintain the highest levels of security, further enhancing the experience of beach visitors.”
He added: “All rescue teams at Dubai beaches are highly qualified and regularly trained to the highest levels in intensive rescue operations. They are equipped with the latest and innovative equipment and technologies, which ensure the safety and security of visitors, including first aid equipment, [ATVs], and wireless communication devices for a swift response to emergencies. This equipment allows them to perform their work efficiently, saving lives and preventing drowning and injuries on the beaches.”
Furthermore, Dubai Municipality provides signboards with safety information for beachgoers, as well as beach swimming warning flags. The red flag indicates that swimming in this area is prohibited, the yellow flag warns people to swim with caution and the purple flag indicates that swimming is permitted with the presence of marine species.