Dubai’s secluded gem shuts its gates: temporary closure leaves beachgoers in disarray

The closure announced through a notice board at the beach's entrance, has stirred concern and disappointment among the beachgoers who have come to cherish the serene beauty of this hidden gem

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: In a surprising turn of events, one of Dubai’s most beloved and secretive escapes, Al Sufouh Beach, has been temporarily closed, leaving regular visitors disheartened and speculating about the reasons behind the sudden shutdown.

The closure announced through a notice board at the beach’s entrance, has stirred concern and disappointment among the beachgoers who have come to cherish the serene beauty of this hidden gem.

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Known by various monikers such as the ‘secret,’ ‘hidden,’ and ‘Black Palace’ beach, Al Sufouh Beach has gained popularity for its tranquil atmosphere and scenic beauty.

The drive-in beach has become a favourite spot for locals and expatriates alike seeking solace and relaxation away from the bustling city life.

For many, including Algerian expat Amar Benatia, Al Sufouh Beach holds a special place in their daily routine.

Benatia, like countless others, has made it a habit to visit the beach every morning for a brisk walk and a refreshing swim, finding solace in the waves’ sound and the sea’s soothing embrace.

“I go there to walk and swim every morning all year. I had a stressful year at work, and going there helps me a lot,” says Benatia.

The closure has sent shockwaves through the community of regular beachgoers, who are now left to wonder about the fate of their cherished retreat.

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Many express hope that the closure is temporary and that the beach will soon reopen its gates, allowing them to resume their morning rituals and reclaim a source of much-needed tranquillity.

While the notice board offers no explanation for the temporary closure, speculation among the beachgoers is rife. Concerns range from environmental issues to potential infrastructural developments or maintenance work.

The mystery surrounding the closure has only added to the sense of unease and disappointment among those who have come to rely on the beach for a daily dose of relaxation and escape.

Dubai’s coastline is dotted with various public and private beaches, each offering a unique experience, but Al Sufouh Beach’s allure lies in its secluded and somewhat clandestine nature.

The closure has disrupted the routines of its regular visitors and sparked a broader conversation about the balance between development and preserving the natural beauty that makes Dubai’s beaches so unique.

As the closure lingers, the community of Al Sufouh Beach enthusiasts remains hopeful for a swift resolution, eagerly anticipating the day when the tranquil waves and sandy shores welcome them for their cherished moments of respite by the sea.

 

This article was created using automation technology and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

Tariq Saeed

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