There’s no doubt that Dubai is one of the leading holiday hotspots, with plenty of spectacular sights and exhilarating experiences to be enjoyed.
However, when it comes to relaxation and topping up your tan, there’s no better place to drift away in the gorgeous Middle Eastern sunshine than on one of Dubai’s glorious stretches of sand.
With a stunning selection of golden beaches to choose from, we decided to give you a helping hand in selecting your perfect sun lounger spot.
The public beaches of Dubai are not for those seeking the serenity of swaying palms and gently lapping waves. Alive with activity, you’ll find a range of water sports, children’s play areas and a variety of food and drink outlets.
Kite Beach, located in the Umm Suqeim district, is a flat expanse of white sand, turquoise waters and keen thrill-seekers. Here you can enjoy free access, lifeguard supervision and impressive views of the Burj Al Arab.
Jumeirah Beach Park is a spectacular beach-park hybrid, boasting 12 hectares of parkland and facilities at a reasonable entrance fee of approximately 5 AED per person. Monday is a ladies and children only day and due to the popular nature of the park, it does get very busy.
Alternatively, the Al Mamzar Beach Park is also around 5 AED per person (or 30 AED per car) to enter and boasts air-conditioned cabanas and Smart Palms providing Wi-Fi across the beach. Located near the Deira region, this is perfect for those staying in hotels slightly further afield from the Palm islands.Enjoy the range of activities available at the Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa
Some beaches in Dubai are of course owned by the hotel closest to them, which sometimes choose to solely reserve the privilege of getting sand between the toes for hotel guests.
The One & Only Royal Mirage, however, boasts the refined DRIFT beach club, which allows paying access for non-guests and only has 90 rooms at the hotel, making for some chilled-out beach time.
Also, the Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa offers a fabulous brunch package at the Maya Mexican Kitchen, which includes beach and pool access, as well irresistible Tex-Mex cuisine.
There is an abundance of beach clubs throughout Dubai, offering various packages at different prices. For example, at Nikki Beach ladies can enjoy ‘Ladies Tuesdays’ where 6 selected beverages and a complimentary daybed cost around 130 AED.Get golden at Nikki Beach Dubai
Dubai is very much a cosmopolitan city, and yes, ladies can wear bikinis on any beach, but it is important to still respect the culture. Keep in mind that when walking to or from the beach you will need to wear clothes that cover the tops of your arms and your legs.