For warm sunshine, seaside dining and family fun, Dubai has a variety of stunning beaches to enrich your holiday experience. Enjoy the crystal waters off Kite Beach, snap a selfie in front of the Burj Al Arab hotel, or shop around at one of Dubai’s new shoreline districts. Sun, sand, clear skies and blue water – find your perfect beach and create some incredible memories.
For the quintessential ‘ holding up the Burj Al Arab‘ photograph, this spot will get you the best side of Dubai’s iconic hotel. The free beach is a perpetual hive of activity and one of the emirate’s most beautiful stretches of sand. Also known as Umm Suqeim Beach, head to nearby Surf House Dubai to rent a board and discuss surf conditions over a coffee.
The Beach, opposite The Walk promenade at Jumeirah Beach Residences, boasts its juice bars, burger joints and fashionable boutiques and the fanciest cars in town. Pick up an inflatable pool lounge before heading to the water or simply float out and take on the Dubai Aqua Park, an inflatable waterpark. This beach is one of our favourites for families too – with watersports, banana boating, camel rides and more. Perfect for a beach holiday.
If the name didn’t already give it away, Dubai’s sportiest beach is a favourite with kite surfers. Get here for a spot of beach volleyball or try your balance at stand-up paddle-boarding and kayaking. There are plenty of non-aqua activities, including a skatepark, an outdoor trampoline and a toddler-friendly area. This is a top spot for a family beach holiday. Post-swim, make your way to one of the many beach canteens. We recommend the famous Salt, a food cart style café serving up some of the best beef sliders in the city.
Dubai’ s newest beachside destination has a lot to offer. From exceptional restaurants and cafes, standout boutiques to shop at and an outdoor trampoline park for little ones, it’ s easy to spend the entire day here. Choose from the North Beach or South Beach, which each have colourful shower cabins adding to the seafresh theme of the precinct. There are plenty of watersports to try too, including wakeboarding, flyboarding and kayaking.
Known as Black Palace Beach thanks to its locations next to one of Dubai’ s royal residences, this drive-up spot may be hard to find, but it offers the calmest waters and most stunning sunsets in the city. Follow the pathway to discover an untouched shoreline, featuring views of Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab in the distance. While there are no facilities at this beach, it’ s a great place to escape the bustle of the city.
For a small fee per person, this expansive park and beach, with lush barbecue areas, landscaped playgrounds, lagoons and a sheltered beach is perfect for a day out with the family. For an extra cost, you can rent a sun lounge, use one of three pools, or even book a private, air-conditioned beach bungalow for a more exclusive experience. A nice quiet spot for a beach holiday.