Abu Dhabi: Dubai Police on Monday issued a warning for beachgoers not to swim in the sea when red flags are erected on beaches in the Emirate.
Lieutenant Colonel Jumaa Ahmed Butti Al-Falasi, director of the Search and Rescue Department at Dubai Police, urged the people not to swim until weather conditions improve until Tuesday.
He pointed out that the police rescued five people within one honour as they were on the brink of drowning near Burj Al Arab beach due to strong sea undercurrents, reported local Arabic daily Emarat Al Youm.
Lt Col Juma Ahmad Butti Al-Falasi, director of the Search and Rescue Department at Dubai Police, said "The red flags are raised at the beaches to warn people of high waves and strong currents."
“People should avoid swimming in the rough sea until weather conditions get better, probably by Tuesday,” said Al Falasi.