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Beaches

Embark on a foodie walking tour in Jumeirah

Thu, July 15, 2021

From Dubai’s Jumeirah Corniche to the tip of Palm Jumeirah's ‘floating’ crescent, there’s plenty to see, do and eat on this seaside walking tour.

From Dubai’s Jumeirah Corniche to the tip of Palm Jumeirah's ‘floating’ crescent, there’s plenty to see, do and eat on this seaside walking tour.

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Sand, sports and sweet potato fries at Kite Beach

True to its moniker, Kite Beach is a popular spot for kite flying – both competitive and leisurely – as well as thrilling watersports, with stand-up paddleboarders and kite surfers dotting the depths offshore. This beach is also known for its development into a foodie destination, with several casual dining concepts within an open-air courtyard.

Sample tasty beach bites such as Smart Brat’s sauerkraut-loaded German bratwursts, Kaakunada’s traditional Lebanese sesame-baked stuffed breads, and try some freshly-ground gourmet coffee at Dallmayr. Don't miss Emirati-owned burger truck, Salt, stationed between the sands and the well-kept running track – its American-style burgers and cheese fries make a hearty meal for sun-seekers. You can also sit down in Circle Cafe for excellent coffee and salads.

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Fish frenzy at Umm Suqeim Fishing Harbour

Walk along the beach promenade in a westerly direction for 2.5kms, which roughly takes 25 minutes, and you will reach your next stop, the Umm Suqeim Fishing Harbour. Every day, the local fisherman display the day’s catch, with everything from Dubai’s versatile hammour fish to Omani lobster at bargain prices.

After casting your eyes over the still-salty catches, pull up a chair for a spicy seafood feast at Bu Qtair (means ‘sweet water’ in Arabic). This humble cafeteria, which has been around since the 1980s, offers the choicest pick of prawns, fish or squid from its daily menu. You can compliment this meal with an Indian-Emirati curry sauce, lentils and warm, flaky paratha bread, while enjoying the cafe's outdoor dining area.

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Azure views and more at Beachcombers

Continue to walk around the curve of the harbour for a few minutes, and you'll reach the stretch of public beach. This family-friendly beach is usually a hive of activity on the weekends, with locals and visitors enjoying the clean sands and calm waters.

Stroll to the far end and you will find Beachcombers at the iconic Jumeirah Beach Hotel. This idyllic spot offers delicious beachside bites alongside the best views of the Burj Al Arab. Tuck into Pan Asian specialities that are creatively presented at flavourful breakfast buffets, à la carte dinners and the much-loved Friday family brunch.

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Follow the food trucks to The Palm

Boardwalk

Hail a taxi at the handy Jumeirah Beach Hotel valet, and take no more than 10 minutes to reach your next destination, Crescent Road on Palm Jumeirah. Get off next to the Palm Boardwalk, across the street from the Atlantis, The Palm hotel, and soak in the amazing views of the ocean and the city's coastline.

This six-metres-wide decked pathway, which is 11km long, is an ideal location to sample the best from the city's homegrown food trucks. With cuisine options as versatile as a ‘unicorn shake’ from GoNuts, Italian pastas by Mia Strada, and heat-beating ice cream cones from Atomic, there is something for everyone.

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Five-star meals at Atlantis, The Palm

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A quick 180 turn from the ocean, and you’ll find yourself facing the famous Atlantis, The Palm (and in the perfect position for a quick selfie). Resembling a seashell-pink sandcastle, the five-star hotel is known for its stunning suites, impeccable service and incredible dining options.

With 18 restaurants and lounges on the hotel grounds, this venue is a foodie's paradise. You can choose from Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen, sublime Michelin-starred dining at Nobu's, or the remarkable Mediterranean tasting menu at Ossiano.

Seaside fiestas

All the best dining spots on your tour

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Kite Beach
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Jumeirah Fishing Harbour
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Beachcombers
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Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk
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Atlantis, The Palm

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