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Kids in the mix: Clementina Kongslund

Clementina Kongslund from Romania is a blogger at DubaiMums.com and fan of Jumeirah's beaches. She came here nine years ago with her Danish husband and has two daughters aged eight and six.

"I love the sea and the beach, especially in Jumeirah, and I try to spend as much time as possible with the kids there, even if we live far away, in Dubailand. I'll tell you about our favourite spots.

"We love the most a 'virgin' beach, not far away from the Madinat Jumeirah, on Al Sufouh Road. It doesn't have a name as there are no facilities there but is mostly known as The Secret Beach or The Palace Beach. There you must have everything with you from towels and umbrellas to snacks and drinks as there is no shop close by.

"The next one in our top is The Kite Beach. We go there from morning till evening, get breakfast and lunch. There we make a combination of beach and skating and riding bikes. There are also other attractions for kids like XPark Jr. or the climbing area. There are trendy restaurants and cafes to enjoy excellent and healthy food for the whole day.

"Even if it's only no. 3 in our top, La Mer is a must-go-to. Chic spot, with exquisite restaurants, cafes and sweet shops, we can spend easily the day there. And now, Laguna Waterpark is open so we can pop in there too for more fun.

"And while we are talking about waterparks, we enjoy and go as often as possible to Wild Wadi Waterpark, that so far is our number one favourite in Dubai. If your kids have the required height and age, go to The Fast River. We don't even know when two hours pass."

Family on holiday: Daljeet Kaur

Dubai has been home out of home for Daljeet Kaur for the last 21 years. She recalls that Jumeirah beachside used to be a family picnic site for a weekend with relatives visiting from India, and Al Ijaza cafe was a favourite stopover for tourists and residents going to Jumeirah.

"We're always up for a beautiful day of barbeque and beach activities. Today, colossal additions like Canal Walk, with its wider roads, added restaurants and extensive shopping choices have recast Jumeirah into a modern city within a city.

"The entire length from La Mer through to Barasti and JBR is a shining example for cities around the world to transform themselves and keep pace with changing times in a short span of time.

"We love to catch magnificent views of Burj al Arab, shop in Mercato mall, cool off in Wild Wadi to spice up a weekend. Overall as we say in Punjabi, bada sohna sheher hai aur eh sheher chamakda rahe which means 'It's a beautiful city and may this city always be shining'."

Waterfront foodie:  Gargy Harisinghani

Gargy Harisinghani describes Dubai Marina to be a perfect blend between a modern, bustling cosmopolitan city vibe and the serene and quaint feel of community life.

"Which means on most nights we can walk to our favourite restaurants and bars that are lively and crowded, while earlier that same evening, enjoy a secluded run or bike ride along the marina. Pier 7, Marina Walk restaurants and Dubai Marina mall pretty much cover the upbeat pace, while Marina Walk on the other side provides spaces for families to brisk walk or go for a yoga class. It truly is the perfect blend of what we desire."

Leisurely chic: Tatiana Marcela Pereyro

Tatiana Marcela Pereyro has worn her beach hat in sunny Dubai for over a decade. She has witnessed Jumeirah evolve from being a small beach with essential facilities to being what is now one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

"On the weekends, I often go to Kite beach for a swim, and my favourite place to grab a bite is a food truck called the taste of Brazil dxb. They serve traditional Brazilian snacks and everyone's favourite Açaí. It makes me feel like it's home away from home.

"I also love going to La Mer during the weekdays for a cup of coffee. It's trendy, and it has so many options with gorgeous views of the sea. Plus, did I mention it's Instagram heaven with all the wall art and colourful little houses?

"Last but not least, I love to unwind at Shimmers. It's located in the Madinat Jumeirah at Mina A'Salam. It's a Mediterranean beachside restaurant with a fantastic view of Burj al Arab and perfect for sunset. The ambience is romantic and chilled, and the food is brilliant. Highly recommend it if you want to impress friends or family from home."

Pristine to luxurious: Sahar Abdulla

Career-committed Sahar Abdulla enjoys visiting old timer Bu Qtair tucked in between Jumeirah's Fishing Harbour 2 to savour a fresh catch of fried seafood. Her Emirati family has precious memories of its public beaches.

"Family picnics were mostly at Safa Park and now, Kite Beach and the public beach near Four Seasons Resort is where I'll take my little son, Abdulla, for a day beside the waves.

"Almost every time I drive past Jumeirah, I spot a new café, or see a sign that says 'Opening Soon'. While I still savour the old classics like the public beach behind Sunset Mall, Kite Beach, Umm Suqeim Park, Safa Park and Al Ijaza Cafeteria, and just driving across Jumeirah road, I've made room in my heart for new places.

"The latest public beach next to Four Seasons, La Mer Beach and Restaurant, La Mer Water Park, Canal Walk, Galleria Mall's outdoor cinema, Boxpark, and restaurants at The Mall opposite to Burj Al Arab are just as scenic and refreshing to me.

"For leisure and pampering, the Four Seasons Resort, Bulgari Resort, Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah Talise Spa experience and the one of a kind Burj Al Arab Underwater Restaurant - Al Mahara, are on my list."

Beaten by ambition: Walter Scalzone

One of the most prominent entertainers of Dubai, Walter Scalzone is a musician as ambitious as the city that inspires him. "I choose to play the drums, for it is one of the oldest instruments known to humanity. I am happy that their traditional connection to the Arabs is a bridge, especially in this multicultural hub where music is central to a balanced way of life.

"One of my favourite areas of the city is Jumeirah. It reminds me of the seaside of Naples, where I call home. A blend of traditionalism and modern feel always fascinates me. Like in Naples, this part of the city is simply positive energy, the same that I put in my acts today. High-end venues like Nikki Beach and Coya are two pearls of Jumeirah where you can enjoy exquisite dishes, tasty beverages and unique music.

"In a city like this, talent is not enough. The mindset plays an important role too. When I arrived in Dubai, six years ago, I was impressed by the skyscrapers, how fast the city develops over time, and the high number of cultures we have here. I was wondering how all this was made possible. The answer I found is Ambition. I learnt the value of this word thanks to this country and its leaders and today I put no limit to myself."

"Like Dubai WOWed me, I WOW it back through four unique percussion acts, each of them covering a different and valuable vibe. Based on the venue, its feels and crowd, I choose the most appropriate act which will have a powerful impact on the overall experience. Nowadays I count over 300 shows per year in the UAE and abroad as well as records with well-known international DJs."

Dolce Vita lifestyle: Ambreen Ansari

As she drives from the Ripe Market in Umm Suqeim, a vibrant alfresco organic farmers market, with a bag of chilli wasabi date jam and Spinach kale pumpkin nutcrackers, Ambreen Ansari thinks about that day five years ago when she packed a ridiculously large red suitcase and a giant Aramex box filled with shoes and flip flops and made her way from her parents' home in Sharjah to her new life in Dubai Marina.

"It was a 40-minute drive but felt like

I was moving to a new country. I only moved out so that I could be closer to work. It was tough in the beginning, as I had to do my laundry and cook food. As I started getting used to my tiny new apartment with the one couch and bed, I realised how lucky I was to be living in such a lively, buzzing neighbourhood. The Marina never sleeps.

I can walk down the street for a moonlight walk or catch a movie on the beach. I can watch the New Year's Eve fireworks from my balcony and just lounge on my couch, and order in any cuisine from the vast variety of restaurants that deliver 24/7.

"You can dial in for anything here. You can 800-ANYTHING! From food to groceries to medicines to cat food! Speaking of, my family cat Humphrey is a big fan of The Dubai Tram that snakes its way in and around Marina Walk and announces its arrival with big loud chimes. We love sitting in the balcony gazing at the folks jumping in and out, making their way to the beach.

"A typical day for me would be a 10-minute drive to work and about the same back home, leaving me a lot more day to disconnect. I work out, freshen up and get out for a leisurely walk down Marina Walk or catch up with friends at Paul or Bateel on JBR across the street. Or I go out to dinner at Mighty Quinn's for a juicy brisket and large fries or go healthy and pop into Saladicious and pick up a salad, walk over to JBR beach and buy a delicious coconut on the beach and enjoy my meal on the bench. This is a happy neighbourhood and every day spent here makes me appreciate it even more."

Source : https://www.khaleejtimes.com/article/best-of-jumeirah-just-take-us-to-the-beach

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