Take note if you’re heading to the beach this week…

We’re lucky to have so many great free beaches in Dubai, but that day on the sand could end up costing more than you’d planned, if precautionary measures aren’t followed. Dubai Police have issued an advisory for Dubai beachgoers, reminding them of the rules that are currently in place.

Covid-19 rules for using the beach in Dubai

  • Wear a mask at all times (you may remove your mask when swimming)
  • Keep a safe distance between yourself and others, while on the beach and in the sea
  • Group sizes are capped at five people, unless you are members of the same family

Dubai Police warn that fines will be issued for failure to abide by these procedures, including a Dhs3,000 fine for not wearing a face mask, and Dhs3,000 fine for disobeying social distancing rules.

Health and safety guidelines from DHA

In addition to the Dubai beach rules issued by the police, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has also posted health and safety guidelines for beachgoers.

  • Wash your hands or sanitise them periodically
  • Bring your own personal items, such as towels and umbrellas, and don’t share them with others
  • Once you return home, sanitise all the items you took to the beach
  • Stay hydrated and use sunscreen
  • Avoid going to the beach if you have a fever or are suffering from any respiratory symptoms

Since Dubai’s public beaches reopened. Dubai Police have been out in force. Colonel Saeed Al Madhani, Director of Ports Police Station at Dubai Police, recently said in a statement:

“We won’t tolerate anyone defying the precautionary measures on Dubai beaches. We used drones to zone in on residents breaking safety protocols, as well as bicycles, boats and other means of patrolling.”

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