United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Jumeirah, Kite Beach, kitesurfer
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The name “Kite Beach” doesn’t cover the half of what goes on along this stretch of Dubai’s coastline. It’s a community space, an open-air gym, and home to several popular cafés and restaurants. For adrenaline junkies, Kite Beach offers Wire World Adventure Park, an obstacle course for visitors of all ages. The beach is also a favorite of surfers, volleyball players, and paddleboarders. And for sunbathing enthusiasts, there are towels, lounges, and umbrellas to rent. Many Emiratis and resident expats wait to visit until after sundown (when the day’s relentless heat dissipates) to go for walks, hit the running track, or order some burgers at SALT.