The sun sets on another long day of labour as a beach is being born: dredging technology at work in Abu Dhabi City
to create an artificial beach off Corniche Road. The dredger (in the water towards the left of the pic) digs up sand from the seabed, water & sand gush out from the pipes in front, and a labourer drives one of those heavy vehicles (what are they called???) to pile the sand up.
I love the photograph and story.ReplyDelete
Thank u! This was about 6 months back. Curious to see what it would look like now.ReplyDelete
I'd say the UAE has made leaps with technology in the last 20 years, the fake beaches have been their biggest money makers, even though they have changed the desert into a vibrant country no one can say for sure what the environmental impact of all of this would be.ReplyDelete
The immediate environmental impact of extending the beaches is the rise in the garbage that's thoughtlessly discarded. I adore the sight of blue water, and walking along Corniche Road was my favourite stress-buster, so it was really saddening to see the amount of plastic debris floating near the shore.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous Shalom! have you settled in back home yet?ReplyDelete
Thanks SS! I wouldn't say "settled", but yes, I'm settling in :)ReplyDelete