It's always surprising to Dubai tourists that a desert city can have such a vibrant beach culture. While it's not quite RIo, beach life in Dubai has it all: bikinis, volleyball, kayakers, standup paddle...you name it. When the wind comes up, as it does every afternoon, kite surfers swoop across the waves like dragonflies, weaving in and out among the jet-skiers. Whether you're a water sports aficianado or a sun-lounge lizard, you'll find your sunny spot at this beach. If you're lucky, you might even spot a dolphin or two! Make sure to take in the spectacular views of the city, and the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab. http://www.visitdubai.com/en/pois/kite-beach
By Baxter Jackson, AFAR Local Expert
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