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Description of Jumeirah Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
The spot of Jumeirah is the unofficial kite spot of Dubai, since a couple of miles south there is the officially dedicated Kite Beach. Nevertheless, Jumeirah beach is probably a better place to practice, especially on low wind days and with onshore winds.
This is mainly because it is a wide semicircular bay that can be good with different wind directions.
A second reason is the fact that in the near kite beach on low wind days there are a lot of other beachgoers that can create dangerous situations. For that reason, a lot of kiters go to the official Kitesurf Beach only on strong wind days.
This spot is a wide sandy beach with plenty of space for launch and landing kites. There is a large parking lot to access the kitespot directly on its side.
The wind conditions are the same as the main Kitebeach since they are pretty close, but this spot, due to its semicircular shape is easier to access for a broader set of wind directions. Don't expect very strong winds even in the main season, with a normal maximum below 20 knots.
Few people on the spot
Shorty for the coldest days in January and February, Lycra the rest of the time
Watch out to the sides of the beach there are stone breakwaters. Here there are several schools teaching, so give them the priority on the beach practice.
As for the official Kite Beach, the spot is in Dubai's urban area and you can find any means for accommodations, restaurants, or any other amenity. Directly on the beach, there is a small beach bar.
How to get There
Drive along Jumeirah beach road direction south, until you reach Al Ghala Street, turn right and then the second on the left. Drive around 100-200 mt. and you will find 4D street leading to the parking lot.
The parking is public, you need to pay the stationary fee onsite to the parking meter or use your phone line to pay by texting to the number 7275 adding your car plate number, space, the park code you will find on the signs, the number of hours you want to spend.
From 5 to 16 Knots