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The 10 Best Beaches In Dubai


Dubai is famous for lavish vacations, luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture, and a lively nightlife, but what most people miss out on their Dubai tour is the Beaches! Your itinerary isn’t complete without these sun-kissed beaches. Dubai has a beautiful coastline, from spending a lazy day at Sunset Beach to seeking adventure at the Kite Beach, or a pool party at the Riva beach club, Dubai gives you plenty of options. So, relax on the soft sand or dive into the sea, just make the most of the coast! To help you decide the perfect place for your vacation, here’s a list of Dubai’s best beaches.

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Sunset beach

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Most of the postcard pictures of Dubai are taken from here. It’s a beautiful beach with Dubai’s famous Burj Al Arab in the backdrop. The free beach is located between Arabian Gulf and Umm Suqeim Park (it’s also known as Umm Suqeim Beach). Sunset beach is a hub of water sports and it is popular among families, sunbathers, and even surfers. The beach turns even more mesmerizing as the sun goes down. Situated behind the Sunset Mall in Jumeirah, it is an ideal spot to indulge in sun, sand, and sea!

Location: The sunset beach is located behind Sunset Mall in Jumeirah.

Timings: Open 24 hours

The Beach by JBR

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One of the most famous private beaches in Dubai. The beach situated along The Walk promenade at Jumeirah Beach Residences(JMR) boasts its breakfast spots, juice corners, burger joints, and fashionable boutiques and the fanciest cars in town. It is easily Dubai’s busiest beach with tons of locals and tourists heading down to enjoy in the blue waters and on the soft sand. Settled in the Dubai Marina, the Beach is loaded with an array of activities like parasailing, watersports, banana boating, camel rides and more. It also has its own cushioned jogging track, outdoor gym, and provides free yoga sessions. Basically, it’s perfect for a beach vacation.

Location: The JBR beach is located opposite JBR, Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates.

Timings: Opens from 7:00 AM- 10:00 PM.

Kite Beach

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As you look up, you see the sky filled with vibrant colors. As the name suggests, Kite Beach is famous for Kite surfing and it is Dubai’s sportiest beach. This is the prime Dubai beach for watersports, with wakeboarding, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding also available. The beach is family friendly and hosts tourists throughout the year. The light-colored soft and clean sand is soothing to the soul and is loved by the sunbathers. Apart from kite surfing and watersports, one can indulge in other activities like beach volleyball, beach tennis, and beach football. On weekends, the beachside market is a great place to shop for art and craft items and souvenirs to take home.

Location: 35 A St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: Open 24 hours

La Mer

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La Mer is one of the newest beaches of Dubai and is a world-class beach. It is one of the most amazing Instagram spots of Dubai with colorful shower cabins, painted walls, many light fountains and well-pictured ambiance. Located in the midst of Jumeirah Public beach, La Mer has so much to offer. Aside from offering beach and watersports. It is also a center for other activities, from a trampoline park to an outside gymnasium, La Mer has everything to keep the tourists active. Restaurants sit along the waterfront, serving dishes from all around the globe. La Mer also offers a great view of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai’s famous skyline on the horizon.

Location: 2 A St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Black Palace Beach

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Black Palace beach is Dubai’s hidden treasure and it is a little hard to spot. Located next to Dubai’s royal residences, between the regal strongholds at Al Sufouh lies a small pathway that takes you to this place. It has the most serene and calm shoreline, with little to no facilities- with no changing rooms, sunbeds or kiosks to speak of- but that’s the charm it contains being away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Location: Black Palace Beach Dubai is located on Al Sufouh Road.

Timings: Open 24 hours

Al Mamzar Beach

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Located on the very edge of Dubai near the Dubai-Sharjah border, it is a picturesque place adorned with green shades of Palm and coconut trees and the blue ocean waters. For just a few dirhams, you get to pick a beach out of the five beautiful beaches, picnic areas, barbecue facilities, and swimming lagoons. You can jog, ski, barbecue, swim in the sea, go for a bicycle ride and do a lot more. For an extra cost, you can also rent lavish bungalows, sun loungers, and many more things.

Location: Al Mamzar Beach Park, Dubai

Timings: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Riva Beach Club

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Riva Beach Club is one of Dubai’s finest private clubs with a private beach, fancy restaurants and bars. Unlike other private beach clubs, it is not attached to any hotel and you can buy a day pass which includes free drinks and other perks. Since it’s a private beach club, you’ll have a luxurious experience. From a 300mtr shoreline to dine al fresco by the waters, you’ll have a great time.

Location: Building 8, The Shoreline، Palm Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 7:30 AM - 12:00 AM

Nikki Beach

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The world-famous beach club has its chain spread over every part of the world, from Marbella to Miami. Nikki Beach in Dubai is a must-visit, it has pools with swim-up bars, terrific view of the Burj Khalifa, and amazing food. The club also hosts amazing beach disco parties. Swim in the sea or rent a lounger to relax in the sun with drinks of your choice. One thing to know is that the club is purely for adults and the age limit is above 21.

Location: Nikki Beach Dubai, Pearl Jumeira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 11:00 AM - 9 PM

Jumeirah Open Beach

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Most part of this beach has gone to the Dubai Canal, but it’s still very popular among tourists and locals. It has basic facilities like showers, toilets, small drinks stand and picnic areas. With a large modern playing area for kids and a jogging track along the beach, it’s a perfect place for a family outing. The surrounding is very peaceful for relaxing or perhaps reading a book, there’s also a library unit on the beach and books can be borrowed for free.

Location: Open beach is located on Jumeirah Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: Open 24 hours

Marina Beach

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Huge buildings towering behind the sand, it’s scenic during the day and when the sun sets it becomes surreal with the reflection of the city light illuminating its water. Marina Beach is one of the most popular beaches inof Dubai and is always filled with tourists and ocean lovers. You can spend a day at leisure basking in the sun or dipping in the sea. Marina beach is a tranquil escape for the city that’s 24*7 on its feet.

Location: Dubai Marina

Timings: Open 24 hours

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