In a move by the Dubai administration that is set to counter instances of bad behavior on public beaches, more beaches in the Emirate will be designated as family-friendly. This move has been proposed in order to make beaches safer for women and children. Furthermore, the decision has come in the backdrop of incidents on the Dubai beaches that reflected deviant behaviors.
The family-friendly Dubai beaches will provide a safe avenue for families to enjoy their time on the beach without the fear of being privy to unruly behavior. This move was proposed by The Supreme Committee of Maritime Affairs at a meeting this week. The proposal suggested the erecting of signs on the beach that would proclaim its exclusive access to families and would prohibit the entry of single men. Moreover, there will also be rules that dictate a dress code that will be strictly enforced.
This move by the Dubai administration was warmly welcomed by conservative families and women in particular who are of the opinion that family-friendly beaches will make them feel more secure and thus enable them to have a more enjoyable time. Many women also voiced their alarm over the fact that sometime men who lurked on the beach invaded their privacy.