The Gulf is renowned for its peaceful waters, but Dubai’s coastline has a couple of breaks that surfers should take note of. Throughout the winter season, you’ll find plenty of enthusiasts braving their alarm clocks to find the best waves at Sunset Beach
– the epicentre of the city’s surf scene.
The regular north-westerly winds have also created swells next to Nikki Beach, on Pearl Jumeirah island. That’s why Surf House Dubai
, a local surfing institution, has set up board hire at both locations. Aside from renting out gear, the team also arranges lessons, contents and other fun events – and the café will guarantee a healthy breakfast once you’ve rinsed the salt from your hair.