Easily the most popular beach in Dubai, you might be hard pushed to find a pitch with more than a few feet either side of you. However, we say don’t be shy and embrace the sense of seaside solidarity. With a huge array of restaurants, ice-cream huts and other refreshment stops just a flip-flop trot away, you certainly won’t go hungry here. There’s lots to entertain the whole family here, too, not least Dubai Aqua Park, the Middle East’s largest inflatable waterpark. And a refreshing 90-second shower at the end of the day will cost you a mere Dhs5.