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Wednesday, 30 November 2005
On the beach

Jebel Ali Beach

On the day I arrived my cousins took me to Jebel Ali Beach where we relaxed, swam and had a picnic. The only off-putting part of the day was the guys in 4x4 cars who cruised the beach staring at the women bathers. The water was warm and I swam and then dozed on the sand under one of the sunshades that scatter the beach. The link above takes you to a map of the area. We were on the beach between the Jebel Ali palm and the Jumeirah palm (in the distance of the photograph I took, above).  These are

ecological disasters

large man-made peninsulas which have been constructed in the sea in order to expand the coast-line and provide islands with luxury villas, hotels, theme parks, restaurants and shopping malls. 

According to official sources, the palms will have no adverse effect on the ecology of the area, but this is controversial. Others have written of Dubai’s Sinister Paradise, and have alleged that the palms are having a devastating effect on local coral.

I saw lots of pieces of broken coral littering the beach, which was disturbing.

Posted by bigblue on 30/11/2005 at 11:49 PM
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