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Dubai’s Longest Public Beach Will be Inside a Wildlife Sanctuary

The largest public beach in the emirate of Dubai will be developed at Jebel Ali, and will feature mangroves and wildlife sanctuaries.

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Far from the madding crowds of Jumeirah and the glitzy beach party life of Dubai’s city, there lies a mystique, still existing in the untouched corners of the emirate. There, amidst the desert dunes and turquoise waters, where wandering Bedouin would dive for oysters, swimming amongst turtles and fish, a new project arises from the mangroves – the longest public beach at Jebel Ali. 

Set to call a wildlife sanctuary home, this ecotourism hub will include a 5 KM sandy beach by leading Dubai real estate developer, Nakheel, and a 1.6 KM mangrove beach that will be developed by the Dubai Municipality.

The area will feature swimmable beach spaces, diving areas, a walkway with viewing platforms, and recreational zones for children, as well as parking for 1000 vehicles, 80 bicycle tracks, a cycling track, and a 5 KM running track.

Finally, the beach will be divided into three sections. The Pearl will feature a beach club, restaurants, cafes and shops. The Sanctuary will feature natural habitats for turtles and other indigenous fauna. The third site, The Nest, will feature immense mangroves, and will include a centre for environmental studies.


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