Free umbrellas are being handed out at Dubai’s parks and beaches


More than 1,000 umbrellas have been distributed so far

Summer is here, and if you’re anything like us you’re probably darting between the air-conditioned comfort of your home, car and office on a regular basis avoiding having to be outside as much as possible.

But spare a thought for those who don’t have a car or are required to work in the afternoon sun, when temperatures can get incredibly warm.

Dubai Municipality certainly has, as they have launched a new initiative where they are taking to Dubai’s beaches and parks to hand out umbrellas to residents in an effort to help shield them from the scorching summer sun.

A number of photos posted to social media show municipality officials presenting umbrellas to happy and appreciative beachgoers, noting that more than 1,000 umbrellas have been distributed so far.

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