Making the most of Dubai’s coastal locale, The Beach is a must-visit waterfront destination. Lining the white sandy shores opposite Jumeirah Beach Residences, this al fresco shopping and leisure space is a great alternative to the traditional mall experience. Spread across four plazas, with the waters of the Arabian Gulf mere metres away, meander through the boardwalk-style promenade and browse fashion and beauty boutiques including Sephora, Patrizia Pepe, Victoria's Secret and homegrown brand s*uce-on-sea. There's also an eclectic mix of restaurants and cafés here. Our favourites include Japanese restaurant Sushi Art and Eat Greek, where a sensational moussaka burger awais. Other attractions include Reel cinemas and an outdoor movie theatre that operates during the cooler months.