UAQ Marine Club works closely with the Ministry of Environment and Water to protect the beautiful mangrove islands, for which we now reap the benefits of the breathtaking nature scene. Wake up to the picturesque still waters where flamingos, herons and other local shore birds can be seen dotted along the water’s edge.
Al Mamzar Beach Park covers an area of 106 hectares and offers barbecue sites, private chalets for hire, swimming pool, food kiosks, sheltered beach and safe lagoon, a scenic train and many children’s play areas. Piped music is played throughout the day and there are pleasant grassed picnic areas. It is located approximately 5 km after the turn off to Hamriya Port. Being one of the beach parks, it distinguishes itself with its vast space and unique location on the golden sand beach, as well as the recreational areas existing in this exquisite park. Al-Mamzar Park was inaugurated in a joyful atmosphere during the celebrations of the Arab Cities Organization conference in 1994. It is 99 hectares large and costed 100 million Dirhams.
Black Palace Beach is one of the citys secret gems, with a location that is easy to miss but well worth the scouting mission: between the royal fortresses at Al Sufouh lies a tiny pathway that takes you to this land of pure relaxation. Free of flying volleyballs and rowdy crowds, this untouched shoreline possesses beautiful views of Palm Jumeirah and the Burj Al Arab. So venture off the beaten track and discover this intimate bay.
Kite surfers and spectators unite at the popular and well-named Kite Beach, situated across the way from the Al Manara Road Junction. With watersport operators available along the sand, you can rent equipment and test your skills against the emerald waters of the Arabian Gulf. Afternoons are best for those who want to challenge the elements, as that is when the wind picks up and the waves follow suit.
It is hard to believe that only a decade ago there was no marina. Opened in 2003, the man-made marina runs along a 3km stretch of shoreline. A heady mix of luxurious hotels, apartment buildings, and cafes, the marina hosts regular community events and markets, and is a wonderful place to while away an afternoon or evening. Spectacular at night when the skyscrapers glisten, here you can enjoy dinner on the beach next to the sea, or visit a high-rise bar in a hotel for a magnificent view across the Gulf and the man-made Palm Island, with the world-famous Atlantis Hotel at its end. The Walk at Jumeirah beach Residences is a pedestrianized stretch leading to a new development: The Beach. It is one of the few places where Gulf nationals mix with tourists and Western ex-pats. It is a popular place to show off your supercar for an evening, so watch out for Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and Ferraris in abundance.
The World or The World Islands is an artificial archipelago of various small islands constructed in the rough shape of a world map, located in the waters of the Persian Gulf, 4.0 kilometres (2.5 mi) off the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The World islands are composed mainly of sand dredged from Dubai shallow coastal waters, and are one of several artificial island developments in Dubai. The World developer is Nakheel Properties, and the project was originally conceived by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai.
Umm Suqeim Beach is a quiet and spacious beach with a great view of Burj Al Arab. In spite of its location, it is never overcrowded here and families as well as couples and singles can easily find a space to relax. Food and drinks are available at a few restaurants along the beach. Thanks to a well constructed running track and numerous water-sports activities, you have plenty options to be active at this beach.
In the past, people of the Emirates made their living from the sea, concentrating on fishing, pearling and trading. With the development of the cultured pearl in Japan during the 1920’s and the subsequent discovery of oil, the pearling industry declined. Today, while the pearling fleets are only a memory, kept alive in folk songs and legends, the name Lou ‘ Lou’a (pearl) is often used to describe someone or something that is as precious as the gem… A true jewel.