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Enter South Beach, America's Party Beach, at 1 Washington Avenue and stroll through the party that runs until around 21st Street. This beach at the southern tip of Miami Beach is the South Beach that you've seen on TV, read about in magazines and seen in postcards.South Beach attracts a lively crowd of people who enjoy the energy of the place. Grab some shade under a palm tree at lovely Lummus Park while enjoying the view of the ocean.

Take a walk in the area and see the Art Deco buildings of South Beach (the Art Deco Welcome Center is located at 10th Street and Ocean Drive). Or, you can stroll along the beach and watch the cruise ships heading out to sea. Be sure to take a photo of the famous multi-colored South Beach lifeguard stands. After you get your fill of sun, head for a café or restaurant along famous Ocean Drive. There are several public parking lots located nearby.

South Beach is famous for the bright art deco architecture, nightlife and parties, beautiful people and world class hotels, but none of that would be there if it wasn’t for the beach. South Beach’s natural attraction remains the top reason why people from all over the world visit Miami in winter, spring, summer or fall. South Beach is Miami’s most popular beach and a must-see during your visit here.

The eclectic neighborhood around South Beach’s free public beach, beginning at Ocean Drive and 5th Street and stretching up to 21st Street and Collins, includes some of the best and most tourist-friendly shopping, dining and people watching in all of Miami. Pick up your touristy T-shirt, pack a towel and sunscreen and head out to South Beach for the day. No matter the season, you’ll see a blend of long time locals, new international transplants and visitors. The beach is always busy and the vibe is quintessential South Beach. It’s party-filled, fun and you’ll almost certainly see small planes overhead with banners advertising parties in the area that night. If you’ve seen the iconic pastel-colored deco lifeguard stands in pictures and movies, this is where you’ll find them. Don’t skip South Beach, the place where Miami’s art deco history, beautiful beaches and popular nightlife come together in just a few blocks.

Lummus Park - Lummus Park is a public beachfront park on Ocean Drive, between 5th and 15th Streets. You’ll find beach volleyball courts, sidewalks for rollerblading, power walking or jogging - a beautiful place to get in your workout. So forget the gym, and just go for a swim in the ocean or for a jog with a view that will make the miles tick by. Lummus Park also has free public restrooms and a playground for the kids, among other amenities.

The Neighborhood - Take a walk along Ocean Drive for an up-close look at the art deco buildings you’ve seen on television and in movies so many times. These buildings are home to everything from sidewalk cafes and bars to boutique hotels; high-end designer stores to fun touristy shops where you can get almost anything, including a henna tattoo. Lincoln Road, just a short walk away, is an outdoor pedestrian mall where you’ll find even more eclectic shops and eateries, bars, and entertainment.

Beach Tips - Don’t forget to pack your own beach essentials or stop at a drug store along the way where you’ll find a section with towels, flip-flops, sunscreen and other beach paraphernalia such as toys for the kids and umbrellas. You can rent a lounge chair on the beach, but be sure to take water and other supplies to stay hydrated in the sun. There are lifeguards on duty every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., who will provide appropriate warnings when necessary. There are also plenty of municipal parking lots in the area as well as some nearby street parking. Miami’s beaches are famously flat and calm, but along this stretch of beach you may see novice surfers looking for that occasional wave. Staying on Miami Beach? Rent a DecoBike for the day - what a great way to go exploring while getting some exercise at the same time.


Emirates launched its 10th destination in the United States with the start of daily nonstop passenger service between Dubai and Orlando International Airport on 1st September. A VIP delegation and a contingent of international media were aboard the inaugural flight, which carried passengers from 29 different countries to Orlando. Emirates’ daily flight EK219, will depart Dubai at 3:50 a.m. local time and arrive in Orlando at 11:40 a.m., a flying time of 15 hours and 50 minutes. EK220 will depart Orlando International Airport Terminal B at 2:20 p.m. and arrive into Dubai International Terminal 3 at 12:30p.m. the following day, with a flying time of 14 hours and 10 minutes. Emirates has carried more than 11 million passengers on U.S. flights since launching services to New York in 2004. The airline currently serves ten U.S. gateways – Orlando, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Dallas, Houston, Washington and New York (JFK).

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