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Abu Dhabi UPC Announces Beach Projects

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) announced details of new world class facilities and recreational amenities being developed on Abu Dhabi’s corniche.  The UPC said the Office of the Brand of Abu Dhabi has developed a new identity for Abu Dhabi beaches.   The enhancement program began more than a year ago and is being carried out by the UPC,  Executive Affairs Authority, Abu Dhabi Municipality, Department of Transport, and Abu Dhabi Police.

New amenities and facilities include a new beach boardwalk, better lighting and shading, improved biking facilities, and facilities for skateboarding, rollerblading, football, and beach volleyball.  Access to the beach will be improved and there will be 26 retail, food, and beverage outlets, and various cultural and environmental activities.  UPC General Manager said “The authorities in Abu Dhabi recognize the importance of the corniche area as a focal point of leisure activities for residents as well as tourists visiting the UAE’s capital.”
 

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