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Dubai Reveals Plans for Its Longest Public Beach

On Sunday, Dubai announced its plans to construct its longest public beach, aiming to establish itself as a leading eco-tourism destination.

According to The National News, the proposed 6.6-kilometer beach will be developed in Jebel Ali, a key commercial port in the emirate.

The Jebel Ali Beach Development Project, approved by Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, aligns with the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, which seeks to increase the emirate’s public beaches by 400%.

Once completed, the new beach will allow visitors to observe turtles in their natural habitat, enhancing the eco-tourism experience.

“Our focus is on creating spaces rich in beaches, open areas, and recreational greens,” Sheikh Hamdan said. “The ultimate goal is to enhance the well-being of the city’s people, create a healthy environment for all, and make Dubai the world’s best place to live in.”

Located within an existing wildlife sanctuary, the beach aims to be a “distinctive recreational destination that prioritizes environmental preservation and the protection of local ecosystems and wildlife.”

The expansive project will feature a 5km sandy beach and a 1.6km mangrove beach.

Mattar Al Tayer, Dubai’s commissioner general for infrastructure, urban planning, and well-being, shared details of the plan. It includes a “2km open swimmable beach, a 2.5km diving sports area, a walkway with viewing platforms to blend with the surrounding environment, and recreational and service areas for beachgoers of all ages, including kids’ play zones, sports, and marine activity areas.”

Additionally, the beach will offer parking for 1,000 vehicles, 80 bicycle racks, a cycling track, a 5km running track, and a floating restaurant as a highlight of the development.

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