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Drownings on the rise on Dubai beaches lead to police action

The campaign will educate visitors and introduce them to the most important preventive measures when swimming

Drownings on the rise on Dubai beaches lead to police action

Dubai Police has launched a new campaign to alert residents and tourists of the dangers of ignoring “no swim” advisories on beaches.

Twenty-nine dies due to drowning at Dubai beaches last year compared to 24 deaths in 2015, according to the police.

The campaign will educate beach visitors and introduce them to the most important preventive measures in swimming and steps required to avoid accidents of drowning.

Brigadier General Abdullah Rashed said booklets will be distributed during the week-long campaign that advises people to check on weather and sea conditions, follow instruction boards put on the beaches, swim at locations allocated and take caution when swimming after sunset.