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Umm Suqeim: Make the most of the public beach


Free and very well located, this downtown beach is never empty.

With an average temperature of 32ºC, the seaside of Dubai makes it a prime destination on the Persian Gulf. Its white sand, crystal-clear water, and palm trees, means it need not envy the beaches of Miami or Tel Aviv.

Umm Suqeim, also known under the name of Sunset Beach, is a popular spot to indulge in idleness. No wonder. It is one of the cleanest and most picturesque public beaches in Dubai, ideally located next to the luxurious Madinat Jumeirah complex and the iconic Burj Al Arab. It is also one of the best surf spots in the city fans come to conquer the beautiful waves at dawn.

This beach is particularly popular with tourists and expats, so come early to put your towel in the best location, or stroll by in the evening to enjoy the beautiful romantic sunset over the Burj Al Arab.

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