Adventure holidays Kitesurfing in Cyprus
Travel time Three hours 40 minutes.
Flights from approx Dhs2,600 return (www.emirates.com).
Why go? There’s now a designated kitesurfing beach in Larnaka, at Softades near Kiti, the first and only registered kitesurfing club in Cyprus. The beach (also called ‘The Spot’) is open to everyone, including absolute beginners, and also features a kitesurfing school (www.kitemed.com) that runs specialised courses. Where to stay Eleonora Hotel Apartments. Doubles from Dhs249 per night.
Sharjah-based Gulf Petrochem has ballooned into a $2.5bn oil conglomerate in less than 20 years. Co-founder Sudhir Goyel reveals why the UAE is no longer the centre-of-attention, as global plans take hold.