The watersports

Nothing beats a Friday morning out on the water. A group of three can wakeboard alongside Palm Jebel Ali at Jebel Ali beach Resort & Spa (04 814 5555) for Dhs80 per person per hour, while more relaxed souls can rent kayaks from Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (04 399 5000) from Dhs50. Or try paddleboarding round the Burj Al Arab with Surf Dubai (from Dhs75 to rent a board, 050 504 3020) – or diving in the Musandam (from Dhs250 with Al Boom Diving, 04 342 2993).

Becky Lucas