The Westin Dubai, Beach Nourishment

15th Aug 2017
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Background

Ecocoast was contracted to carry out beach nourishment works at The Westin, as its beach was subjected to erosion. Hotel management wished to create a high quality beach without a steep drop-off to offer greater convenience and value to its guests.

Challenge

Beach erosion was caused by a combination of high tides, wind swell and boat wakes. The loss of sand caused the beach to become narrower and lower in elevation, resulting in a reduction of area of the resort’s beach facilities.

Result

Ecocoast installed and profiled over 2,300m3 of high quality beach sand to reinstate the beach back to its original condition, and subsequently, maintain an adequate recreational beach.

Beach nourishment is increasingly being recognized as an effective way to create wider beaches, protect shoreline structures, reduce erosion scarp and sand loss. Compared with other methodologies to combat coastal erosion problems, beach nourishment is not only more flexible, but also offers multiple benefits, such as safeguarding the environment and improving the aesthetics of beach & leisure facilities.

The works were completed at night without causing disruption to guests.