Sunday, 29 June 2008

New beach on Abu Dhabi Corniche to be opened

New beach on Abu Dhabi Corniche to be opened

opensAbu Dhabi: A new two-kilometre beach stretch along the Abu Dhabi Corniche will open to the public on Monday.

The new beach will have swimming areas, refreshment outlets, scenic gardens, walking pathways, beach volleyball pitches, children’s play areas and toilets.

Last-minute touch-ups are in full swing at various facilities at the new tourism destination, which lies on an area of 11 hectares.

At least 170 umbrellas will line the stretch to provide shade to beach goers. Four volleyball pitches will also be available for visitors throughout the day.

People will be able to use the swim area during daytime, and trained lifeguards will monitor the swimmers from seven surveillance towers.

Floating fences will ensure swimming security over 40-metres into the sea. A police post has also been built on the beach front for more security.

The landscaping and greenery are also expected to make the beach one among the most beautiful destinations in the country.

A central building, complete with a mosque, refreshment areas and changing rooms, will give facility for picnic events, get-togethers and family assemblies.

Along the landscaped area, benches have been laid out giving the people one of the most refreshing sights of the sea.

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