Unwind at the shores of the striking, azure waters of the Arabian Gulf, and spend your day relaxing on the warm, soft sands while staring into the boundless distance.
With many choices of activities, you can practise your wakeboarding skills, play beach volleyball, or just soak under a sun lounger. Families can spend time at the Jumeirah Beach Park, located in the older residential area of Jumeirah 2. There is also Al Mamzar Beach Park, which is located close to the Sharjah border.
These parks have large, green grounds with play parks for younger visitors. These public places have many food and beverage outlets for everyone who needs some refreshment. Well-appointed professional lifeguards, beach patrols and many other facilities such as sun loungers, umbrellas, showers and changing rooms, make these destinations a popular choice with both residents and tourists.
Those looking for some more exhilarating activities, will certainly find people with the same idea trying out the kite-surfing beach, just behind Wollongong University. The Burj Beach that leads to the famous Burj Al Arab, is usually bursting with people playing beach football and volleyball.
Dubai also offers two more public beaches; the open beach – also commonly known as the Russian Beach – is located just after the Palm Strip Mall. The little section of sand at Jumeirah Beach Residence, is also available to visitors.
People can also visit the many different beach strips that most of the hotels in Dubai make available to guests. They also provide access to their private beach, and many other facilities including restaurants, pools and more.
Enjoy your time at the beach, but don’t forget to always follow the lifeguards’ instructions, and to avoid the water if the no-swimming flag is up. Venture into the ocean only if you are a strong swimmer.