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Dubai launches first Happiness Platform on Jumeirah beach

Dubai Municipality says new facility, which also features a library, aims to create 'positive and stimulating environment'

Dubai launches first Happiness Platform on Jumeirah beach

Dubai Municipality has launched its first Happiness Platform on the Jumeirah-3 Beach, which allows visitors to fish in a "positive and stimulating atmosphere".

The platform, which also features a library, is equipped with solar-powered lighting poles so that the public can visit the platform at any time, state news agency WAM reported.

Alia Al Harmoudi, director of the Environment Department in Dubai Municipality, said that the idea of the initiative was to provide a 125-metre long platform in an area of 625 sq m with a distinctive design.

She added that as part of the municipality's keenness to encourage the community to read, a beach library has been provided at the platform, equipped with books that suit all ages and interests.

Beach libraries have been installed on the public beaches of Al Mamzar Corniche, Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim as these beaches attract a large numbers of visitors annually.

Al Harmoudi said the platform has been designed so it is suitable for the people of determination and the elderly.