Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 8 July 2020

In pictures: Kitesurfers take to Dubai seas on hot day as waves arrive

The emirate’s surfing community will never miss an opportunity when the swell arrives

The names of Dubai’s beaches are often fairly self-explanatory. You’ve got Palace Beach, Sunset Beach and even Secret Beach, and one particular stretch of sand in Jumeirah isn’t called Kite Beach for nothing.

Whenever surf height and wind gusts peak, you’re sure to find plenty of kitesurfers in the sea off this particular part of the Dubai shoreline.

On Monday, June 22, wave heights peaked at 1.7 metres, according to surf report site Magic Seaweed (the day before, the peak was 0.3 metres.)

The National’s Chris Whiteoak went down to capture surfers riding the waves, their brightly coloured kites billowing in front of Burj Khalifa.

The resulting photos are striking, postcard-perfect landscape shots that highlight the beautiful contrasts between Dubai’s famous cityscape and its natural white-sand shoreline.

Scroll through the gallery above to see kite surfers enjoying the conditions

The historical surf report on Magic Seaweed shows how waves peaked on Monday. 
The weekly surf report on Magic Seaweed shows that waves peaked on Monday

Updated: June 23, 2020 07:01 PM

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