Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Dubai Municipality sets up swimming pools in sports clubs at a cost of Dhs47 million

27 January 2009


DM sets up swimming pools in sports clubs at a cost of Dhs47 million

Dubai Municipality has set up training swimming pools in a number of sports clubs in Dubai at cost of Dhs47 million.

The project comes in line with the endeavours of the Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to boost the sports clubs and develop sports in the emirate of Dubai.

Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality said the world-class project, which was implemented in Al Nasr, Al Wasl and Al Shabab clubs, is considered to be among the specialised and pioneering projects aimed at achieving the comfort of living and essence of success for the UAE nationals and expatriates as well.

He said they also support sporting activities and develop the capabilities of the sports clubs for bringing up a young generation in accordance with modern methods and international practices in sporting competitions locally as well as internationally.

The project includes closed and air conditioned swimming facilities, stretching at a land area of 9500 metres each. They were designed as per the Olympic standards. The swimming pools also include grandstands with a capacity of 300 spectators, as well as administrative and service offices, cafeterias, toilets for men and women, changing rooms, gymnasiums, Sauna and Steam baths, Jacuzzis, massage rooms, parking lots and other facilities.

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