UAE Residents & Citizens Can Now Camp On Jebel Ali Beach; Permits Required

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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With the temperatures dropping, UAE residents and citizens are looking forward to step outdoors. Thankfully, UAE is blessed some of the most scenic camping spots, perfect for a night under the stars. However, the good news is that, this winter you can camp at a brand new place in UAE. Camping on the Jebel Ali Beach is now permitted and we just can’t keep calm! Read on to find out the terms and conditions.

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Caravan Owners Can Now Camp On Jebel Ali Beach

Caravan owners can camp on the Jebel Ali Beach once they obtain a free permit through the Dubai Municipality website. In order to book a stay, guests must submit a copy of the ownership of the caravan or trailer, as well as a copy of the Emirates ID, or passport, of visitors. Areas designated for beach stays can be identified using the Makani number 0001864652.

Once the documents are submitted, permit is issued immediately, permitting campers to laze on the beach for up to 30 days. Caravan owners can also book a stay at the Al Sufouh Beach, also known as Black Palace Beach.

Meanwhile, in case you’re looking for other camping sites in Dubai for a socially-distanced getaway, here’s help.

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Dubai Police Issues Warning To Beach Goers

Dubai Police released a short advisory video on Twitter asking people to adhere to Covid precautionary measures or face hefty fines. The list of rules include wearing a face mask, maintaining at least two metres distance, and not gathering in groups of more than five, unless they are family members.

Those caught on the beach without a facemask or in large groups will face a fine of AED 3,000. “Because your safety is important to us, we ask you to follow the precautionary measures when going to the beaches of the emirate. Co-operate with us to ensure your safety,” police said on Twitter.

721 people were caught breaching safety guidelines between May 29 and September 20. Security patrol on bicycles, boats, motorcycles and cars, as well as beach patrols and drones, are used to monitor people in the emirate.

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