Dubai’s public beaches to expand by 400% by 2040

Expect sun, sea and more sand.

Hold onto your sun hats because Dubai – the ultimate beach destination – is about to get even more amazing. The visionary ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has green-lit a mind-blowing plan: a jaw-dropping 400% increase to the length of Dubai’s public beaches by 2040. The current 21-kilometre stretch of sandy coastline is set to expand to a mind-boggling 105 kilometres, offering beach lovers plenty of space to soak up the sun, dive into the sea and build sandcastles.

The Dubai Urban Plan, under which the beach expansion falls, aims to increase the length of public beaches and raise the level of services provided on these beaches by 300% by 2025. With an anticipated population growth of 5.8 million by 2040, the plan focuses on utilising existing urban areas efficiently, while also preserving natural areas and increasing accessibility to public transportation. From cosy beach loungers to beachside cafes serving up tasty treats, Dubai’s pulling out all the stops to make sure you have the best beach experience ever.

Now let us spill the beans on this amazing expansion plan. Some seriously cool areas are on the radar like Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali, Al Mamzar, Dubai Islands and Jebel Ali Beach. In fact, development is already underway at Jebel Ali Beach.

Residents are stoked about the grand beach expansion. Think about it: picture-perfect cycle paths where you can pedal your way to beachy bliss, picturesque walkways to stroll along while soaking up the sunsets and exciting water sports facilities for all you thrill-seekers out there. 

And here’s something that’ll warm your heart: Dubai is going the extra mile to protect the environment. Mangrove plantations and wildlife sanctuaries will be created to safeguard the local wildlife and their habitats. It’s a win-win. After all, Dubai beaches have got some serious bragging rights because all eight of them have scored the prestigious Blue Flag certification for five years in a row. That’s right, they’re hitting all the right notes when it comes to seawater quality, environmental education, management, public safety and top-notch services. It’s like they’ve got the golden touch when it comes to beach perfection.

By enhancing its beaches, Dubai is set to solidify its status as one of the hottest global destinations out there. So get ready for a decade of beachfront bliss because Dubai is about to take the world by storm – one sandy beach at a time.

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Shaheera Anwar - Staff Writer
From a beautiful childhood in Riyadh to a calm and collected life in Dubai. When she's not busy penning her latest masterpiece, you can catch Shaheera lounging with her family or binging on the latest movies. And as a millennial, she's got her sights set on TikTok - hoping to go viral someday (fingers crossed).

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