Kick it on Jebel Ali Beach
If you’re looking to escape the posturing of the big city life (without completely leaving behind the canyons of skyscrapers that make up the skyline of Dubai
), nearby Jebel Ali Beach has got the perfect sundowner to lift your spirits – sun, sand and sea with zero pretentiousness. The gently sloping dunes at Jebel Ali Beach lead to a sheltered blue lagoon where Stand Up Paddle boarders and fishermen peacefully coexist. The 4x4 friendly recreational area hosts campers of the weekend warrior variety and some other semi-permanent residents and structures. The vibe is low-key and friendly but services are non-existent so pack your own food, water and gear before you get back to the simple life of the sea.