Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Life's a beach

We have some fabulous beaches in Dubai, huge stretches of soft white sand with warm turquoise water to swim in. They're part of life in Dubai for many people, especially at the weekend when friends meet there to relax after their hard working week.

We now have some iconic buildings on the beach too, which tourists love to photograph.

Today I took my camera when I went for a stroll along the most famous stretch of beach so that I could share some photographs of our beach culture with you.

First, the view of the beach from Umm Suqeim Park:



Then Burj Al Arab, the building that the tourist buses head to every morning so that the excited tourists can have their photo taken with our symbol of Dubai in the background:



And its sister hotel, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, photographed from the lifeguard tower at the end of the beach:

10 comments:

Ken De Volder said...

Why would they destroy the views like that?

Seabee said...
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Seabee said...

To put a big new development on the beach!

moryarti said...

People should no by now that nothing in dubai is free anymore - even the view.

trailingspouse said...

Did you see this piece in GN Business section today? I loved this quote "In the past they had little choice. It was either southern Spain or, for those who had more money to spend, France. Now there is a new option - a place six hours flight away, with a manageable time zone difference, where you can find beaches, sunshine, stability and entertainment."

Seabee said...

ts, yes I saw that. They'll need to be quick, before all the beaches disappear.

Anonymous said...

oh my god! Just what are they doing? I presume that's pretty much the last of the beaches then.

Anonymous said...

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/savejumeirah

Zack said...

It's interesting how these hotels are more are becoming iconic of the new Dubai. Inviting your readers here too... Great Wisdom . Keep on blogging!

Liloland said...

oh dear!