There is no shortage of beaches in Dubai. Some of the beaches are private beaches accessible only with a pass or entree fee. But there are numerous beautiful public beaches accessible to anyone around the clock.
During winters, tourists and residents flock to the beaches. Beaches here have ample facilities such that you can even spend a whole day at the beach without getting bored.
Visit the most beautiful beaches and beach clubs
You can have the pleasure of water sports and sunbathe at Jumeirah Public Beach next to Burj Al Arab. Kite Beach is part of the beach. Go there for kayak and paddleboard rentals. It is popular with kite boarders and people flying kites, as it is a windy beach. There’s a skate park and many little ice-cream stalls. Try some street food from one of the many food trucks during the day and evening. Little multinational restaurants and cafes are located on Jumeirah Beach Road, which runs along the beach.
If the crowded Jumeirah Beach is not for you, then go to La Mer or The beach at JBR . JBR Beach has full facilities every few hundred yards and the sand is white, soft and spotless. Enjoy the several food outlets. There are lifeguards on duty, who look after your safety. The Hilton Dubai Jumeirah is right on the The Walk , the main small street with many designer stores that runs along the beachfront. There are also multiple places to rent water toys, bikes and scooters.
If you prefer a quiet corner overlooking the sea in the afternoon, go to Al Sufouh beach.
Al Mamzar Beach Park is one of Dubai’s hidden gems that’s well frequented by tourists staying at city hotels and by residents.
The park covers an area of 106 hectares, adjacent to Al Mamzar beach near Deira. Al Mamzar beach consists of five separate beaches, all surrounding the park. The huge area provides lots of facilities to keep families and kids of all ages entertained and satisfied.
Use the public barbecues, green picnic places, changing rooms, beaches and swimming pools. Lifeguards ensure your and your kid’s safety.
Relax and sunbathe by the lagoons and explore the entire park onboard the Park Train.
Relax at the fine dining restaurant with a private beach. Nammos Dubai is located at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach. Enjoy the high end signature food, shisha at the beach bar and a wooden chic design.
Nammos is open daily from 11am to 7pm. A day pass costs Dh200 and includes a beach bed and a towel.
Drift Beach Club
Drift is located at the One and Only Royal Mirage and has a stunning infinity pool, extensive private beach and lush landscaped surroundings offering panoramic views of Palm Island Bay and Dubai’s iconic skyline. The beach club is also home to a restaurant and bar showcasing an innovative take on classic Provençal cuisine. Finest organic ingredients and freshness offer a culinary indulgence, complemented by an innovative beverage menu.
The Drift Beach Club is open daily from 10:30am to 7pm. A day pass costs Dh200. Prices include a sunbed, towel, cold hand/face towel, a fruit bowl and a bottle of water.
Nikki Beach Dubai
Nikki Beach is located on Pearl Jumeira Island. The property features cutting-edge architecture and design all in white.
You can lounge poolside, reserve a table for lunch and dance to the beats of the DJ. Relax at the pool area, which is filled with oversized white luxury day beds, single beds, private cabanas with shaded sofa seating area and three VIP cabanas. Each of these 3 VIP Cabanas are equipped with their own pool, terrace, cabana bed, sofas, dining table, bathroom, and changing facility. Indulge at the four-tiered VIP area, which overlooks the entire property.
Nikki Beach is open daily from 11:00am to 8pm. Enjoy a weekday at Dh150 for a single sun lounger including a towel and a soft drink and Dh100 to spend on F&B and weekends at Dh300 with Dh250 to spend on F&B.
The Royal Island Beach Club
The beach club is located about 30 minutes out into the Arabian Gulf on the manmade World Island , and offers a 180 degree view of Dubai’s stunning skyline. The club has a capacity of 500 persons for an event or day access as per logistics, but the Island’s area can accommodate more than 2,000. It provides a kids’ play area, swimming pool and restaurant. Depart every hour from Jumeirah Fishing Harbour 1.
The island is open daily from 11am to 6pm and until 3am for parties.
Costs are Dh200 for adults and Dh100 for a child between the age of five and 11. The day pass includes boat transportation to the world island, pool and beach access, volleyball, children’s play area, giant chess, table soccer, billiards, towels, sunbeds and umbrellas. Entry is free for child’s younger than five. Book a Kayak for Dh100 per hour.
Recharge your batteries in a quite corner at Jumeirah’s newest hotel, Jumeirah Al Naseem and witness breathtaking views of the Burj Al Arab. Get away from a work loaded week with a day under the sun. Enjoy pool and beach access, beachside snacks with signature beverages and more, while DJ’s play tunes to entertain you.
Summersalt is open daily from 9am to 6pm. Costs are Dh200 per person during the week and Dh375 per person on the weekend. A couple pays Dh350 on weekdays and Dh550 on weekends. Enjoy Friday brunch for Dh500 per person inclusive of pool and beach access with three-course set menu and unlimited selected beverages. Ladies day is priced at Dh100 per lady inclusive of complimentary welcome cocktail, 25 per cent savings on food and beverage, and pool and beach access.