Dubai: Dubai Municipality has assigned a rescue crew to beaches across the emirate of Dubai to ensure optimal safety standards for visitors at beaches.
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 are set with the newest All-Terrain beach Vehicles (ATV), safety devices, and equipment and 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.
The Director commented that Municipality aims to offer services that ensure the highest levels of welfare and quality of life, as well as to reinforce the attractiveness of tourist sites in the Emirate of Dubai and to support the wise leadership’s vision of positioning Dubai as one of the best cities in the world to live and visit.
“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, All-Terrain beach Vehicles (ATV), 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,” Mr. Juma further added.
Dubai Municipality offers safety signs and beach warning flags for beach visitors. The red flag means no swimming allowed, the yellow flag advises caution, and the purple flag signals swimming is permitted with marine species nearby.