Dubai Police at a joint press conference with Dubai Municipality have announced that they are in the process of assembling all female rescue teams to provide more safety to beach-goers. The move is part of a two-month long beach safety campaign which aims to raise awareness about saferty and care among beachgoers.
According to the reports, currently 12 women are undergoing emergency response training, with the police are planning to increase the number to 18 by the end of the year.
The new teams will be given the responsibility of patrolling Dubai beaches and they will also raise awareness about safe swimming at beaches.
It was revealed during the conference that 300 people have been rescued from the water since the beginning of the year, which highlights how important the new lifeguards will be.
“We are keen to provide safe beaches for people away from drowning incidents and other troubles,” said Major-General Ahmed bin Thani, Assistant Commander-in-Chief of Ports Affairs.
“This campaign will help educate beachgoers about what to do when they go to the beaches and not to swim when there are high waves or bad weather.”
The campaign is designed not only to safeguard beach goers from drowning but also to put an end to crimes such as theft and harassment.