Dubai Municipality on Sunday began distributing free umbrellas to the public so they could protect themselves from the summer sun.
Khalid Mohammed Badri, Director of Corporate Marketing and Relations Department said in a press release that the municipality distributed more than 1,000 umbrellas on the first day of the campaign.
He said places with high density of population were selected for distribution of umbrellas to the public.
Omar Al Marri, head of public relations at the Municipality said a team will be handing out umbrellas at metro stations, parks and beach for a few days at peak heat hours.
“Our employees distribute the umbrellas to everyone with a smile by telling them: Dubai Municipality is with you to overcome the heat of the sun because you are in Happy Dubai,” he said.
A Year of Giving initiative of the civic body which also showcases its responsibility towards the community, Badri said the umbrella distribution programme aims at supporting members of the society, especially those who do not own cars and the nature of their work requires them to walk in the sun during this time of the year.