Surf, sand, and girl power.

Dubai is home to some amazing beaches, with services like smart changing rooms and free wi-fi thrown in for good measure.

While thousands of people flock to these beaches every day, especially during the cooler months of the year, keeping them safe is no easy task. Of course, there are lifeguards stationed at every beach, but they were usually teams of men… until now.

According to the Khaleej Times, Dubai Police’s General Department for Community Happiness has teamed up with Dubai Municipality to launch a new beach safety campaign.

As part of this campaign, 12 female lifeguards are currently being trained to tackle emergencies, with the number set to increase to 18 by the end of the year.

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As well as preventing drowning, it is hoped the beach safety campaign will reduce cases of theft at beaches and stop anti-social behaviour like harassment of beach-goers.

The department is reportedly also establishing the first set of marine ambulances that will be stationed at eight points along the coast of Dubai to respond to medical emergencies.

It’s always a good feeling to know whenever you head out to the beach, there’s a trained set of eyes and state-of-the-art facilities to keep you safe. Good on you, ladies!

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