Hip beach in Dubai attracts all walks of life

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In this Saturday, April 19, 2014, children play on the beach, as the sun sets in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The ribbon of beach nestled along the towering skyscrapers rising from Dubai’s man-made marina district is a rare spot in the Middle East, bringing together the conservatively dressed and the bikini-clad in a multiethnic mix of those with means and those still striving for a more comfortable life. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

In this Saturday, April 19, 2014, children play on the beach, as the sun sets in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The ribbon of beach nestled along the towering skyscrapers rising from Dubai’s man-made marina district is a rare spot in the Middle East, bringing together the conservatively dressed and the bikini-clad in a multiethnic mix of those with means and those still striving for a more comfortable life. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

In this Saturday, April 19, 2014 photo, people enjoy the beach in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The ribbon of beach nestled along the towering skyscrapers rising from Dubai’s man-made marina district is a rare spot in the Middle East, bringing together the conservatively dressed and the bikini-clad in a multiethnic mix of those with means and those still striving for a more comfortable life. The Princess tower is seen at background left. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

In this Monday, April 21, 2014 photo, people walk past a gym at the beach in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The beach _ which overlooks the city’s iconic Palm Jumeirah island, far right, is now more popular than ever after the recent opening of a sleek new shopping and entertainment promenade. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

In this Saturday, April 19, 2014 photo, people try to get their picture taken from a camera installed on an advertising board at the entrance of the beach in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The ribbon of beach nestled along the towering skyscrapers rising from Dubai’s man-made marina district is a rare spot in the Middle East, bringing together the conservatively dressed and the bikini-clad in a multiethnic mix of those with means and those still striving for a more comfortable life. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

In this Monday, April 21, 2014 photo, people walk past a sand statue depicting famous landmarks of the city at the beach in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The ribbon of beach nestled along the towering skyscrapers rising from Dubai’s man-made marina district is a rare spot in the Middle East, bringing together the conservatively dressed and the bikini-clad in a multiethnic mix of those with means and those still striving for a more comfortable life. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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