When the sight of the sun-kissed sand the smell of the fresh salty breeze and the sound of waves lashing on the shore greets you you very well know that nothing else could re-awaken your senses.
Just laze around and soak up the sunshine to your heart’s content. Loosen up those pockets and splurge on the luxuries of sea-side hotels, pop into local eateries and gorge on sea food or rent a beach side bungalow and immerse yourself in the serene saffron glow of the setting sun. Spend your time at some of these hip and happening beaches of Dubai that will lift your vacation to another level.
1. Jumeirah Beach
Being an attraction of its own with stretches of white sand replenished with sun loungers, restaurants and eateries the Jumeirah beach caters to your needs for a perfect holiday.
The beach has excellent facilities offering large hotels, resorts and housing developments including the Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi Water Park, Jumeirah beach hotel etc.
2. Mamzar Beach Park
Visit Mamzar Beach if you want the complete package. From snack houses, blue lagoons, private pools and barbeque sites to an Amphi-theatre, gaming zones and stretches of splendid lawns, Mamzar offers it all. So for a nominal fee, you can hire private chalets or rent air-conditioned bungalows situated near five outstretched beaches.
3. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort
Love to spend some fun time with your family or friends in Dubai? Visit Habtoor Grand Beach Resort! Unwind at the some of the Habtoor’s pools, swim-up bars and waterslides or take a stroll along the quite beaches with the waves lapping at your feet.
There are play zones for kids and sun-loungers for the adults or appease your food cravings at the famous Italian restaurant Luciano’s. All this for 400Dhs for UAE residents and 550Dhs for visitors.
4. Jebel Ali Beach
This is an open beach for which also popular with kite surfers. It is also a great sport for campers although overnight stay is allowed only after getting licence from the Dubai Municipality. Remember to obey and stay updated regularly with the rules for camping.
5. Kite Beach
If you want relive your childhood the Kite Beach would be the perfect option. Just like the name suggests, you can engage yourself in kite surfing and a ton of other outdoor activities.
Try a hand at a game of volleyball, go kayaking or balance yourself on a paddle-board. You can also visit the newly opened Skate Park, have a gala time on an outdoor trampoline and a park exclusively made for kids. Also pump up those taste buds with lip smacking beef sliders at the well-known food joint Salt.
6. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach
If you prefer to wander along soft green grass instead of warm sandy beaches then take a step into Sheraton Jumeirah Beach which is situated away from the water front where there is an expanse of grass as well pools, restaurants and volleyball courts. The costs are nominal for just 100-180Dhs.
7. Ghantoot Beach
It’s a private beach run by Golden Tulip Hotel along a 7km stretch of crystal blue water. You can gain access to the beach which costs around 100drhm and there are sufficient number of pools, bars and cafes to spend the day at. The water sports club offers water skiing, banana boating, wake boarding etc. Do make it a point to visit the popular Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club.
8. RIVA Beach Club
This standalone beach club is absolutely one of a kind beaches you will find in Dubai. Enter into pure bliss with several palm trees gracing the environment along with sun loungers and beds spread across the pool. As the sun sets into the horizon, the quite evening is a sure short way to spend a perfect romantic date with your loved one. You can enjoy all this between 100-150Dhs.
9. JBR Beach
It’s the trendiest part of town with its eateries and boutiques galore. Being a retail complex with four distinct plazas along with a panoramic view of the sea JBR Beach also provides several food and beverage outlets and also housing facilities suiting your tastes and preferences.
Visit The Walk which is a 1.5 km strip that envelops a large range of pop-ups with a number of distinguished brands to shop and cafes and stalls to satiate your hunger.
10. Royal Island Beach Club
The Royal Island Beach Club gifts a memorable experience every time you place a visit to its modern and picturesque shoreline. Situated on the iconic World Islands this beach club allows you to be ferried to an island on a boat at different pick up points. The usual facilities such as swimming pools, restaurants and private chalets are available if you are ready to splurge 500dhs per person.
So load your back-pack with some sun-screen, the perfect swimwear, goggles and the perfect playlist to make most of your time at the beach.