Dubai Police’s intensive work and awareness campaigns have guaranteed zero cases of burglary on Dubai’s beaches since 2020.
As per Colonel Hassan Al Suwaidi, Director of the Ports Police Station, occurrences of robbery on Dubai’s beaches dropped dramatically to zero cases, from 2020 until the initial a half year of this current year.
The last occurrences of robbery were recorded in 2019 when eight cases were enrolled and the suspects arrested.
“The primary explanation for the robberies was negligence with respect to beachgoers — abandoning sacks or money on the beach. Numerous sightseers used to come directly to the beach from the airport, conveying their passports, cash and valuables,” said Al Suwaidi.
He asked the general population to always watch out for their money and different valuables while at the beach, however police watches screen the beaches nonstop. “Beachgoers shouldn’t leave their cash or different valuables on the beach and swim. It is sheer negligence.”
Al Suwaidi said Dubai Police have eight beach watches, just as covert staff, to get violators. “We have 11 bike watches for sea salvage. Its completely furnished to deal with any emergency situation,” he added.
The Ports Police Station monitors Jumeirah Open Beach, Umm Suqeim Beach, JBR and Al Mamzar Beach Park in Dubai.
Dubai Police have asked all beachgoers to be cautious and follow the safety measures while swimming in the ocean and not to swim after sunset, as Dubai Municipality’s lifeguards are conveyed uniquely from sunrise to sunset.