Ok, so you might not top up your tan, but heading to Dubai’s second night beach is definitely a way of beating the heat this summer.
Following the opening of the UAE’s first night beach at Umm Suqeim, and with it the first area to legalise night-time swimming, Al Mamzar Beach just past Deira Islands will be the second night swimming spot.
According to Eng. Alia Al Harmoudi, Dubai Municipality’s director of environment department, tourism at Umm Suqeim has already gone up, with more families visiting the beach during previously closed hours. The hope is for the same positive upturn in visitor numbers at Al Mamzar, with operational costs of keeping the beach open at night minimised through the use of wind and solar-powered floodlights.
"The Night Swimming Beach initiative launched recently by Dubai Municipality at Umm Suqeim area has witnessed a remarkable success, which was reflected in the enhanced number of beach users in the evening, who came to the beach for swimming in the Gulf waters at night away from the sun and high temperatures during the day," Al Harmoudi said.
“Two solar and wind-powered smart poles have been installed on the Al Mamzar beach that will automatically provide high density light, in addition to smart changing rooms that generate electricity using solar and wind power."
We’ll keep you posted on the opening of Al Mamzar, and its opening hours, as soon as it is confirmed.