One of the best things in UAE is the easy access to open beach parks.
Where you can either:
a) Sit quitely in one corner, read a book or listen to your ipod (which I do)
b) Show off your well toned body-flat abs in a skimpy bikini and designer shades (which pretty people do)
c) Bring a folding chair, thermos of hot tea and some snacks (which most family do)
d) Snap snap snap photo (which people with DSLR do)
e) Just simply go there because it’s your day off and damn, you need some freakin break (which 75% of UAE population needs, including me)