Nakheel beaches receive prestigious Blue Flag Global Accreditation

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Nakheel beaches receive Blue Flag status
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Nakheel, the world-leading real estate master developer, has announced that eight Nakheel beaches have received the prestigious Blue Flag status at its Jebel Ali, Palm Jumeirah, and Dubai Islands locations.

The Blue Flag is a leading international eco-certification program owned and operated by the Foundation of Environmental Education (FEE), a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization headquartered in Denmark.

As of 2023, there are more than 50 Blue Flag beaches and marinas in 51 countries around the world.

According to the statement, a Blue Flag display on a beach means that the beach is clean, meets safety and accessibility requirements, is managed sustainably, and has excellent water quality. The Blue Flag is a voluntary program available for beaches and marinas, both private and public, and focusses on connecting the public with their surroundings and encouraging them to learn more about their environment.

Blue Flag monitors environmental conditions to reduce the impact of human activity at the beaches, at the marinas, and by boating operators with a collective aim to promote the sustainable development of tourism.

“In order to qualify for this prestigious award, a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety-related, and access-related criteria must be met and maintained. Following the award, the owners or operators accept full responsibility to ensure continued compliance with all the criteria,” as per the statement.

Dubai-based Nakheel is a world-leading master developer. Nakheel’s master developments span 15,000 hectares and provide a growing range of destinations, attractions, and facilities for Dubai’s citizens, residents, and tourists. They include Palm Jumeirah, The World, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Village, Al Furjan, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Nad Al Sheba Villas, and Dubai Islands.

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