Dubai Beach Life

Dubai Skyline

My home for the last 15 years and a place I have seen transforming itself from a mid-sized town, to a buzzing, thriving city; home to 200 nationalities living and working harmoniously; in a country where the local Emirati locals are outnumbered 9 to 1.

Home to the biggest and the best; amongst them the Dubai Mall, the largest shopping mall in the world, and the Burj Khalifa the world’s tallest building.

It is impossible to keep up with the countless Luxury hotels and restaurants sprouting up all over the Emirate, and leading up to the World Expo, which the United Arab Emirates is hosting in 2020, there is no end in sight.

Living in Dubai has often been described as living in a bubble; however, to the thousands of expatriates living in this astonishing Emirate, this is real life; luxury cars are the norm, live-in staff and nannies a necessity, weekends spent at the beach all year round taken for granted, groceries and meals delivered to your front door and shopping malls selling anything your heart desires.…..

Thank goodness for the chilled swimming pools and gyms located in every building where one can try to shed the extra kilos which pile on from a life of almost non-existent day to day activity;  the punishing high temperatures of half of the year forcing residents to go from air conditioned homes to air conditioned cars to air conditioned offices, shopping malls and restaurants.

A welcome newcomer to the Dubai beach scene is the new 7km Jumeirah Beach boardwalk, running along the length of the beautiful Jumeirah beach, reminiscent of the Southern Californian lifestyle.

Locals and expats alike flock to enjoy the beach, taking full advantage of the opportunity to take some much needed exercise outdoors.  Whether it’s to walk, jog, play beach volleyball or simply sit and enjoy the stunning sunsets.

Once again mimicking the American lifestyle is the emergence on the Dubai scene of the food truck; SALT, located on the Jumeirah Beach Boardwalk, serving delicious snacks of mini wagyu beef burgers, brought to you by happy, cheerful servers eager to please, in a casual beach hut space.

Another new addition to the Dubai lifestyle is the Cove Beach Club, Lounge and Restaurant, located next door to the ever popular Jumeirah Beach Hotel.  Spend the day lounging on your beach bed sipping a cool drink, listening to the chill out music whilst keeping entertained by the ongoing activities all around you;  luxury yachts exiting the Marina, helicopters landing on the Burj Al Arab’s helipad depositing the latest VIP guests and watching the beautiful people enjoying the sun and sand.

Just another normal day in Dubai life………


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