Two Chinese women are in a serious condition and one Pakistani man is stable after swimming in rough seas off the coast near the Burj Al Arab.

Three people were rescued from rough waters near the Burj Al Arab on Friday. Sarah Dea / The National
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DUBAI // Three people were rescued from waters near the Burj Al Arab on Friday afternoon, Dubai Police said.

Maj Ali Al Naqbi, director of the Maritime Rescue Unit, said the incidents involved two Chinese men, aged 50 and 55, and a Pakistani man, 25, on Umm Suqeim beach.

“The two [Chinese] men were recorded as sustaining serious injuries because they were really exhausted, and the man was in moderate condition. What’s important is that they are alive,” he said, adding that red flags indicating that the waters are dangerous had been placed along Dubai’s beaches.

“Because of the current weather conditions — there are strong winds and waves — we are asking people to be extremely cautious and not enter the water.”

He also said that boats and cars have been patrolling Dubai’s coast since 6am on Friday due to the strong winds and to ensure safety at the Dubai Challenge Triathlon that took place.