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Temporary Closure of Popular Al Sufouh Beach in Dubai

Al Sufouh Beach, a renowned beach in Dubai known as the 'secret' or 'hidden' beach, has been temporarily blocked.

Al Sufouh Beach, a popular beach often called the ‘secret’ or ‘hidden’ beach in Dubai, has been temporarily closed. The closure notice, placed at the entrance, disappointed visitors, with a security guard stationed to inform beachgoers about the closure.

Emotional Impact on Regular Visitors:

For many, like Algerian expat Amar Benatia, Al Sufouh Beach is integral to their routine and holds sentimental value. 

Benatia expressed how the closure affected his daily walking and swimming ritual, highlighting people’s emotional attachment to the beach.

Benatia, echoing the sentiments of other regular visitors, expressed hope for the beach’s swift reopening. The closure has left a void for these individuals who often socialize and bond during their visits to the beach.

The appeal of Al Sufouh Beach:

The beach, renowned for its captivating sunset views and secluded location between the Burj Al Arab Hotel and Palm Jumeirah Island, is recognized for its ‘hidden gem’ status. 

Its inconspicuous entrance and lack of illumination make it a unique destination.

Despite its elusive reputation, Al Sufouh Beach draws crowds of residents and tourists, often bustling with activity, especially during evenings and weekends.

Awaited Municipal Response:

Khaleej Times has sought comments from the Dubai Municipality regarding the temporary closure, awaiting an official statement to shed light on the reasons behind the closure and its expected duration.

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