Beach-goers shunning the high tide along the UAE coast. Satish Kumar/The National
Winds of 76kph were recorded out at sea with waves reaching 4.5 metres, sending water and debris 50 metres up the tourist beach in Dubai. Christopher Pike / The National
Hotel workers at Jumeirah Beach Residence were left to clean up after the strong north-westerly gusts. Mike Young / The National
People walk along the JBR beach during high winds in Dubai on January 11, 2013. Christopher Pike / The National
A surfer riding the waves along the JBR beach in Dubai. Christopher Pike / The National
Men move a carpet past a section of the JBR beach that had flooded near the Ritz Carleton Hotel in the Marina area of Dubai. Christopher Pike / The National
A section of the beach flooded near the Hilton Hotel along the JBR beach in the Marina area of Dubai on January 11, 2013. Christopher Pike/The National
A man walks past a section of the JBR beach that had flooded near the Ritz Carlton Hotel in the Marina area. Christopher Pike/The National
Beach goers having fun along JBR beach as the tide rises. Mike Young / The National
There were noticeably fewer people on Dubai’s beaches as most spent time in the cafes and restaurants along The Walk. Mike Young/The National
Wind gusts reaching up to 65 kph hit the coast over the weekend leaving beach goers and coastal areas 'ankle deep' in water.
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