UAE: Umm Suqeim Beaches to Receive New Sand
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, has approved the Umm Suqeim beach rehabilitation project.
Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, stated that the scope of work will cover all areas of the of Umm Suqeim 1, 2 and 3 beaches starting from the second fishing harbor to Burj Al Arab Hotel at the length of approximately 3,5 km.
He explained that the project comes as part of the responsibilities of Dubai Municipality for the management of public beaches in the emirate ensuring the sustainability of marine and coastal environment.
“The total volume of beach sand required to accomplish the proposed stabilization scheme is approximately 760,000 cubic meters,” he said.
Press Release, June 16, 2014