When the swell is up and the waves are high (well, high enough to ride, anyway), Sunset Beach is Surf City, UAE. Count on left breaking waves at the Jebel Ali end and waves breaking to the right at the northern (Dubai) tip of the beach. In the interim, expect a busy beach full of tourists, locals and expats soaking up the sun. Palace Beach offers easy access to the waterways of the Palm Jumeriah (perfect for kayakers and Stand Up Paddle boarders), a glimpse of the great sail of a building that is the Burj Al Arab in the distance, sugary white sand between the toes and crystalline water all the way to the horizon. If you forgot your water sports kit at home, Club Jourmana at the sprawling Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa rents it all: from Zapcat Racers to paddle boards and everything in between.