Getting Out and About
If you want to stretch your legs, you’re in luck. Umm Suqeim 1 Marina is within walking distance from some of the best beaches in Dubai, and a stone’s throw away from the city’s shopping, arts and food scene. So if you want to indulge all your senses, there is no better place to be.
The ultimate beach spot for friends, families, fitness fanatics and foodies alike, this pristine stretch of white sand right off Jumeirah Beach Road offers everything from kitesurfing, beach tennis, beach volleyball and kayaking. It’s also brimming with homegrown cafes, eateries and food trucks. Kite beach is loved by kids too for the various adventure parks and athletic activities that can be enjoyed by them. And if you’re really curious, you can learn to kitesurf at the Kitesurf School, which provides personalised courses for children and adults.
One of the city’s newest landmarks, the Dubai Canal is a 3.2-kilometre manmade canal starting from Business Bay and extending all the way to the Arabian Gulf. Inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco, entertainment at this waterfront destination includes the dining establishments of Al Habtoor City and the venerable and beautiful Safa Park. The canal also runs through the city’s central commercial and social hub at Business Bay.
A Dubai institution, you’ll find everything from spices and slippers to locally-made jewelry at this popular Arabian bazaar. It’s also a foodie paradise, with over 25 restaurants serving up international cuisine from all around the world including the popular The Meat Co., and Folly by Nick & Scott.
Alserkal Avenue is the Emirate’s contemporary arts hub, where you will find numerous established art galleries and experimental pop-ups hosting exhibitions every night of the week. From art exhibitions to avant-garde cinema, from experimental music to creative fashion, Alserkal Avenue is a must-see for everyone.