It’s official. Dubai has some of the most pristine beaches 2019 in the world, and that’s coming from a globally recognised environmental organisation.
The Blue Flag scheme has recognised beaches throughout the city for their clean water quality and rubbish-free stretches of sand.
Blue Flags have recently been granted to public beaches along Jumeirah and popular spot Kite Beach along Umm Suqeim.
It isn’t easy achieving the Blue Flag, as beaches are regularly checked to see if they meet strict criteria –including water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, safety and services.
That’s not all the Blue Flag has recognised, as Dubai Marina, Al Mamzar Corniche and Al Mamzar Lagoon made the grade for a clean, safe and well-maintained environment to enjoy.
The eco-certification program is owned and managed by the International Non-Governmental Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), which has 60 member countries.
Dubai Municipality is committed to and co-operates with the Blue Flag scheme to provide a safe and healthy environment – and to make sure the city’s coastline and beaches continue to being a major tourist attraction.
The Blue Flag has been awarded to 4,558 beaches and marinas in 44 countries, including the Bahamas, Canada, England, South Africa and many more.
Speaking of squeaky clean beaches, here’s a quick guide 2019 to the very best Dubai has to offer to spend the day by the sea.
The hugely anticipated Dubai Marathon 2019 will be hitting the streets nearby beaches in the city, so check out the runner’s route to see where you can spectate.
It's just another great reason to spend a day at the beach.