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8 Best Beaches in Dubai

  • There is no shortage of warm sun, clear blue waters and sand in Dubai. Watch the golden sun set above the horizon spreading it’s lustrous rays over clear blue waters. Beaches in Dubai are lined with palm trees providing its patrons with a lovely summer vibe.

    Dubai caters to numerous public and private beaches most of which are owned by high end hotels and resorts but are perfect if you’re looking for some peace and quiet to relax. The public beaches on the other hand are buzzing with crowds thronging to indulge in the cool breeze and water. 

    Take part in exciting water sports, relax under the sun or play some fun beach sports with your family, what holiday is complete without a trip to the beach.

    Here is a list of best beaches in Dubai:

  • 01Kite Beach

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    Known for being the ideal beach for kite surfers, this aptly named Kite Beach is located from the Al Manara Road Junction and has activities that will promise you a fun holiday. There are several water sports that you can enjoy here as well. If you are a food junky this is one of the city’s most sought-after casual dining spots. Just look out for the queues and funky pop music, you will find SALT, which has been attracting legions of fans with its cool and simple décor and the tastiest mini burgers around.

    Image Credits : Ericsson Beach

    Highlights: The beach is filled with tons of water sports activities like Dubai jetpack extreme water sports experience, 2 hours Palm Island speed boat cruise. You can also enjoy a variety of cafes and restaurants and it ranges from jet skiing to surfing and more. You can enjoy the kite surf show here as well as kayaking, beach tennis, beach volleyball and other activities. This is an ideal beach for photographers as well. 

    Best Time to Visit: February to August is the ideal time to visit the beach.

    Things to Keep in Mind: Swimsuit (fully clad) for women and men while swimming. 

  • 02Jumeirah Beach

    Image Credit : Ismail Mia - Flickr

    Located in the Dubai Marina Coastline, this is one of the most popular beaches in Dubai and has by far captured the tourist’s eye to the maximum and driven beach lovers to try out the different activities available at this lovely beach. You can engage in a range of activities like water skiing, paragliding, surfing, jet skiing, swimming and more. This man made beach is very popular and has several resorts nearby. The beach promenade here is ideal for couples and there are many resorts around to relax and to spend a day or two. 

    Image Credits : Guilhem Vellut - Flickr

    Highlights: The beach boasts various attractions like Glory Art Gallery, Tour Val Day Tours, Talise Spa and much more. 

    Things to keep in Mind: Ensure that you are clad in a full swimsuit when swimming in the water and kindly avoid wearing bikinis or clothes of revealing nature.  

  • 03Burj Beach

    Image Credit : Michael Foley

    With the panoramic view of the Burj al Arab in the milieu, the Burj Beach is another famous beach having a huge sandy stretch. With a number of volleyball nets and large open area for playing various sports, the beach is very popular amidst sports lovers. So pack your bags and have a relaxing day at the beach with a beautiful setting. The access to the beach is not chargeable.

    Image Credits : Asim Bharwani

    Highlights: There are volleyball nets and barbecues on the beach. There is also a water sports club which offers water skiing, wake boarding, banana boating and other activities.  

  • 04Ghantoot Beach

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    Located out of Dubai, this is a private beach of Golden Tulip Hotel which includes a pool and a café so you can take a break if you get too much sand in your feet. As the sun sets, the bar in the hotel comes to life. Barbecues and volleyball are known to draw out the evening owls in this beach. It’s a great place to escape Dubai on a weekend and you could even team it with an overnight stay at the resort. 

    Highlights: There are volleyball nets and barbecues. There is also a water sports club which offers water skiing, wake boarding, banana boating and other activities. 

    Price: Public access to the beach will cost approximately 30 AED. 

  • 05Al Mamzar Beach

    Image Credit : Fabio Achilli

    Al Mamzar Park is home to beautiful beaches and acres of green fields, making it one of Dubai’s hidden gems. Whether you want to stroll on the beach or swim in the pool, picnic on the lawns or skate in the park, there’s no shortage of activities to do. The array of facilities at this beautiful park by the sea makes it a hit with water sports lovers, beach goers, families, and groups looking for fun in the sun.Mondays and Wednesdays are for women and children only. It's about 6.5km from the nearest metro station. 

    Image Credits : Fabio Achilii

    Highlights: This lushly landscaped beach park consists of a string of five lovely sandy sweeps and comes with plenty of infrastructures, including a swimming pool, playgrounds, water sports rentals, barbecues, grassy areas and air-conditioned cabanas. There are also sun loungers and umbrellas for rent but food outlets are minimal so you might want to bring a picnic. 

  • 06Sunset Beach

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    Located behind the Sunset Mall in Jumeirah, the white sands of Sunset Beach is a fine retreat that provides visitors with the perfect location to unwind themselves. The picturesque Arabian Gulf further enhances the experience – one of the calmest beaches in Dubai, sunset Beach is untouched by overwhelming tourists providing guests with an exclusive beach experience. This stunning property allures its guests with its calmness and helps in spending some relaxing moments.

    Image Credits : Guilhem Vellut - Flickr

    Highlights: A perfect location for morning jogs, serene atmosphere for yoga and moonlight gleaming pathways for those unending- lethargic strolls with your special someone.  

  • 07JBR Beach

    Image Credit : Guilhem Vellut

    The stunning Jumeriah Beach is crowned along the ever-so-beautiful Dubai’s coast. The vast stretches of white sand along with shimmering crystal clear water further helps visitors to unwind themseleves in the serenity of this calm place.


    Image Credits : Guilhem Vellut

    Highlight: While at this beach you might not be able to indulge in watersports, however, the close proximity of JBR  Beach with the iconic Burj Al Arab and other glamorous properties provides you an opportunity to indulge in an array of watersports available in their private beaches.

  • 08Royal Island Beach

    This club beach is the first development to open its doors to the public on Dubai's World Islands. The resort covers an area of almost 40,000 square metres and hosts an array of international restaurants, long beach areas, swimming pools, chalets and an events area. Royal Island Beach Club is the perfect destination to enjoy a five-star meal and sip drinks or smoke shisha, all with unparalleled views of the impressive Dubai skyline.

    Highlight: The island sports with a choice of two exclusive beaches, along with a swimming pool, onsite beach volley ball court and Dubai’s hottest dinning hotspot.

    Price:  Access to the beach will cost approximately 250 AED