APPLICATION OF COMPOSITE GROYNES IN STABILIZING DUBAI BEACHES
AbstractThe increase in demand for waterfront living has led to the development of large-scale offshore reclamation projects - The Palm Jumeirah, The World etc., rapidly transforming the coastal zone of Dubai. Development of such offshore islands have interfered with the coastal processes causing reorientation of shorelines at several stretches of Dubai coast (Mangor et al 2008). Regular beach nourishment programs to maintain the required minimum beach width for recreational activities was found to be ineffective due to non-availability of beach quality sand and environmental impacts of dredging and sand shifting operations.
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