Eighteen students participated at the event of ages between 11 and 14 years. The activity was action oriented in order to create awareness about beach safety and the importance of the role of lifeguards. Students have learned how to work alongside lifeguards, while educating them to recognize the dangers and safety procedures necessary to guard the public. The lifeguards have demonstrated rescue techniques, first aid and basic life safety training.
The parents have accompanied the children and were invited after the event to sample a bites from the hotel Key West pop-up.
Speaking about the initiative, GEMS Wellington International School Assistant Headteacher, Nicholas Bruce, said “Working in collaboration with Nikki Beach Resort & Spa on their Beach Safety program has been a fantastic experience for our school and students. Living in Dubai means water safety is of paramount importance, and the students learnt a lot about how to stay safe on the beach, as well as how to help those who might be in need of assistance. Nikki Beach Resort & Spa have been an excellent partner in this program and we look forward to working with their team on future projects.”
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai has been awarded with Blue Flag accreditation. The Blue Flag is an environmental award, given to communities that manage their coastal environment and beaches with respect for the local environment and nature. To obtain the Blue Flag beach resorts have to fulfil a number of criteria covering environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management, safety and services.
Resort General Manager, Alexander Schneider, said “We take environmental activities and beach safety very seriously as we want to ensure our guests and their families enjoy a clean and safe beach and we were happy to welcome the students and provide an interactive activity.”
About Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai:
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai is a 5-star contemporary style beachfront property, featuring 132 luxurious hotel rooms, suites and private villas, 5 restaurants and lounges, 450-meter private beach, Tone Gym, Nikki Spa and two oversized pools. This exclusive enclave combines the best of Nikki Beach’s signature entertainment, dining and music elements with stunning panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf and awe-inspiring Dubai skyline. Situated on Pearl Jumeira island, the location offers convenient access to Downtown Dubai, Dubai International Airport and Financial Centre. Spanning 52,000 square meters, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai was designed in collaboration with DSA Architects International with interiors by Gatserelia Design. The décor reflects Nikki Beach’s stylish look and feel at its venues around the world. Accommodations boasts top-line amenities and in-room features such as a bespoke mood lighting system, MyBar and oversized bathrooms. The serene resort experience is further enhanced with beachside pampering, spa days and personalized service.
About the Blue Flag Programme:
The Blue Flag is awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), a non-governmental environmental organization promoting sustainable development through environmental education and is managed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by the Environmental Center for Arab Towns (ECAT).
Along with Blue Flag, the Foundation for Environmental Education also develops another eco-label for accommodations which is the Green Key.
In the United Arab Emirates, the Blue Flag season is valid for one year from October to October and the award is only valid as long as the criteria are fulfilled, when this is not the case the establishment is obligated to take the Blue Flag down.