And for mesmerising views of the Burj Al Arab, one of Dubai's most famous landmarks. Located close to Jumeirah Beach Hotel, this free public beach is a little difficult to reach, but worth the effort of taking a cab. You'll be rewarded with white sand and clear turquoise water, and even a variety of marine life in the shallows.
And opportunities for some great surfing, especially between October and April, when the warm water is truly welcome. Surf boards can be rented from Surf Dubai, which also offers surfing lessons if you book in advance, for beginners and intermediates. Changing rooms are available, but other facilities at the beach are just developing, Carry food and drink, and check for women-only days.
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