The longest corniche in Dubai has become quite an attraction for residents and tourists alike.
The newly renovated 14km stretch on Jumeirah Beach has been re-opened to the public since October last year and; “It’s a walker’s dream, honestly I am so glad this was done, it’s so relaxing and it’s become so much easier for us to just come down and walk even until the sun sets,” saays Khulood AR.
Speaking to Emirates 24|7, the Jumeirah resident added that walking alone has been the catalyst for her recent weight loss, as did Ibtysaam AF.
She said: “This track is a little soft so I feel it’s good for your joints, I’ve lost six kilos so far, and I plan to lose around 15 more.”
The state-of-the-art beach facilities includes a jogging track alongside a walking path, volleyball nets, shaded benches, and a few retail kiosks.
A proven hit also with dads, mums and tiny tots.
It’s a lot of fun, and my wife and both my kids love it even more now since the works have been completed,” explained Tim R.
It’s no surprise to see people swarming the area throughout the day.
And that’s one important factor for resident Saira K.
She explains: “For me, when there are lots of people, I feel safe coming out here and bringing my kids to play, this is one of the best things about the UAE, they think about places for you to go with your family in a safe environment.”
Deira resident Alya AQ loves the walking path, but hopes for one more path to be built in the near future.
“I really wanted to bring my bicycle and rollerblades out here but then I was informed that it’s not allowed here, so that’s a big downer for me, so I’m sticking to the walking for now,” said Alya.
Resident and teacher Mary-Ann R, was impressed with the overall renovation time.
She said: “I really applaud the Dubai government for this project, and it did not take a long time to get it completed, if this was in my home country it would have taken many years I think!”