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Beaches in Dubai

With sunshine all year round, Dubai is the ideal destination for beach lovers. Those looking for some action can enjoy a plenitude of top quality water sports. Among the water sports being offer is paragliding and windsurfing. Many of the beaches have facilities to play a game of beach volleyball. Alternatively, hire a jet ski or go deep sea fishing. Surfing is possible but surfing options are limited as Dubai does nor experience large waves. Surfing conditions are more suitable for beginners. Entertainment and recreational activities are available at many of the beach resorts. Winter months are popular with tourists due to milder temperatures while in summer temperatures can reach 45 C with high humidity. It is best to visit the beaches in the early morning and evening in summer to avoid the scorching temperatures. Tourists can wear beach clothes while on the beach, however before leaving the beach change into something more culturally appropriate. Alcohol is not permitted in public areas and there are no beach bars.

Palm Beach

This white sandy beach is the perfect spot to relax and soak up the sunshine. Water sports are available at this beach. The water is part of the Arabian Gulf and is warm making it pleasant to go for a swim.

Jumeirah Beach

Jumeirah is a beautiful beach with white sand that stretches into the distance. There are many hotels and private clubs along this beach with some areas open to the public. This beach is famous and frequented by many tourists. This beach is located approximately 25 minutes from the city center by car. Burj Al Arab Hotel and Jumeirah Hotel are 2 top class hotels located at this beach. Although the beach is popular, it is spacious and therefore not very crowded. Barbecue facilities are available and lifeguards are on duty.

Al Mamzar Park

There is a public beach at Al Mamzar Park. At this public area there are playgrounds and picnic areas, making it a good choice for families. Food kiosks offer refreshments.  Al Mamzar Park is a 25-minute drive from the city center. There are chalets in the area.

Wollongong Beach

This beach is also know as Kite Beach due to its popularity among kite surfers.

Jebel Ali Beach

Jebel Ali beach is located farther out from the city center as it is a 40-minute drive. There are seldom any waves at this beach. This area is also well known for golfing. Resorts. hotels and apartments are accommodation options in this area.

United Arab Emirates - Travel guide