Almost whole year beach experience in Dubai is definitely one of its main attractions. Long sand beaches in early spring or autumn, bright sunny holidays as an easy getaway from cold and grey skies – that is what gives this location the scent of paradise. There is a variety of different beach offers and the possibility to choose what suits you best. As the touristic season almost never ends in Dubai, summer days may be sometimes too hot and temperatures too high. But what about night time?
For all those who have ever visited Mediterranean African coast or Middle-East destinations, night swimming is already quite familiar. Daytime beach is reserved for tourists, while locals, usually whole families spend late evening and night hours on the beach. Benefits of this practice are numerous, and with good infrastructure and lightning on the beach you could not easily differ the daily atmosphere from the late night beach time. All daily activities are possible and as fun as they are under the full sun, and plus – you don’t have to use sunscreen.
This summer Dubai has allowed nighttime swimming on two beaches, which makes it the first emirate in the UAE where this is possible. The initiative came from Dubai Municipality and it was first allowed at Umm Seqeim area. It turned out to be fantastic idea, which was proven by the number of people who started going on night swimming. Of course, perfectly adequate and environmentally friendly infrastructure is there to make this experience safe and comfortable for all users. Special power poles were designed, powered by wind and solar energy and they illuminate the beach and the waters off the shore. There are 84 lifeguards and special marks in the water which show the safe limit for swimmers.
You could only imagine what it looks like to be surrounded by fantastic view of Dubai by night – all these remarkable buildings including Burj Al Arab, glowing in the dark – while you are having refreshing moments in the Gulf waters and enjoying swimming and other beach activities. So, perfect scenery plus relief from high temperatures that can sometimes last even during the night makes night swimming more and more popular leisure time in Dubai. And we can perfectly understand why. The latest news is that the second beach Al Mamzar is about to be opened in the night time, and we guess that this is just the beginning of Dubai night swimming boom.