Dubai Police issues advisory for beach users

Earlier this month police warned beach-goers to avoid taking others’ photos without their consent



Dubai Police has urged for caution when swimming in the beaches in the city, even as the UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology has warned of unsettled weather in the country.

Taking to Twitter, police said: “For your safety, do not swim alone in places that have few people around.”

The warning came even as UAE residents enjoy a five-day holiday to mark Eid Al Adha.

It also follows another advisory issued by the police earlier this month to warn beach-goers that taking photos of others without their consent is a legal offence in Dubai.

Wishing everyone on the occasion of Eid Al Adha earlier this week, Police commander in chief Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri also called on road users to abide by rules while driving to avoid traffic accidents.

He urged motorists to and avoid serious irregularities such as excessive speed and reckless driving. He said Dubai police patrols have been stationed across the city.

Al Marri also called on parents not to lose sight of their children, and urged residents to adhere to home safety systems in order to avoid fire accidents.