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The 9 Best Beaches in Dubai

by Parastoo Sahebi
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We have all heard the name of Dubai many times, which is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, and we know that Dubai tours are very popular among many tourists. Lots of tourists from all over the world travel to Dubai to have a good time. In fact, Dubai is one of the most visited travel destinations in the world. The United Arab Emirates is located in the south of Iran and on the edge of the blue waters of the Persian Gulf. In this guide we will be focusing on Best Beaches in Dubai.

About Dubai Beaches

The speed of development in the United Arab Emirates, despite the fact that it does not have a good geographical location and was once a desert, is really amazing! The development of the sheikhdom of Dubai alone, the unique hotels of Dubai and the facilities available in this glorious city are unbelievable even for tourists who travel to this Middle Eastern city from advanced countries!

The beaches of Dubai all have their own beauty and each of these Dubai beaches offers its own kind of comfort and entertainment facilities. In this post we are going to introduce the best beaches of Dubai that can be used by the public; Because most of the beaches in Dubai are private and are reserved for Dubai hotels or luxury residential villas in the city. The private beaches of Dubai hotels are accessible only to travelers staying at that particular hotel and are not open to the public.

There are countless attractions and entertainment available in Dubai, from Dubai beaches to ski resorts and luxury shopping malls, all of which make Dubai a unique travel destination.

The currency of Dubai is the UAE dirham, and the official language of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates as a whole is Arabic, but most people in Dubai are fluent in English. So, if you speak or know English, you will not have any problems traveling to Dubai.

Read on to learn about the best beaches in Dubai that you can enjoy for free or for a small fee. Most of these beaches always have lifeguards, clean sand, and changing rooms. Swimmers should note that while the beaches of Dubai seem calm, the sudden waves of the waters of the Persian Gulf can be dangerous; So you must be alert and cautious while swimming.

Best Beaches in Dubai

1) Jumeirah Beach

Jumeirah Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Dubai, which is open to the public. Jumeirah Beach is among the most popular beaches in Dubai, because it has received the Blue Flag beach approval for meeting international standards.

The Blue Flag beach is a certification issued by the Foundation for Environmental Education, which shows that the beach and boat tourism operators work according to international standards of environmental protection. Blue Flag is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that includes 65 organizations in 60 member countries. The criteria of FEE’s Blue Flag organization include having standards such as quality, security, education and environmental information, and overall environmental management and protection, and is a sign of having high environmental and quality standards.

Jumeirah Beach is an ideal place for family picnics and fun. It offers facilities such as lifeguard services and sports activities; Also, this beach has a library where you can borrow books for free and read a book while you are lying on the soft golden sand and enjoying the cool sea breeze.

The golden beach, the green palm trees and the greenery of Jumeirah Beach have doubled its charm. Additionally, Jumeirah Beach Park is located next to the beach and has a playground for children, a cafe, a barbecue area and a pleasant green space.

Jumeirah Beach

2) Al Mamzar Beach Park

Al Mamzar beach is another beautiful beach in Dubai, which has received the Blue Flag approval for meeting strict environmental standards. Al Mamzar Beach Park has an area of 106 hectares and includes a very large grass area for picnics, barbecue and food area, amphitheater, swimming pool, children’s play area, bicycle rental, wetlands and a covered area by the beach.

You can even rent air-conditioned tents and spend the day there. One of the special features of Al Mamzar beach is that it has 5 beaches with lifeboats, watchtowers, changing rooms and shade for people who want to relax or sunbathe by the beach.

Al Mamzar beach has several entrances, which are separate for pedestrians and those who go there by car. One of Al Mamzar beaches only accepts a limited number of visitors and offers a more pristine and natural beach experience. Al Mamzar beach is near Deira and Sharjah and since it is considered the main heart of Dubai, it is a great place for sightseeing.

Al Mamzar beach is ready to serve visitors every day from 8 am to 11 pm. Mondays and Wednesdays are dedicated only to women and children.

3) La Mer Beach

La Mer Beach is one of the newest beaches in Dubai, which has many fans because of its restaurants and cafes, especially ice cream and other delicious food. You can sit on the terrace of the beach cafes and calmly order a drink and enjoy the pleasant weather and the incredibly beautiful view. You can also swim in the sea from sunrise to sunset.

After sunset, when it gets dark, you are no longer even allowed to swim, but you can sit by the beach and enjoy watching and listening to the soothing sound of the sea waves.

4) Dubai Marina Beach

Marina Beach is located in Dubai Marina and is built along the coast of the Persian Gulf. Marina beach has facilities such as accommodation places next to the shore of Persian Gulf waters, and other attractions. Marina Beach is located near Jumeirah Beach Residence and extends over 1.7 kilometers.

Since Marina Beach is one of the cleanest beaches in Dubai and has a variety of cafes and restaurants, many tourists go there to spend some quality time. Marina Beach with its crystal-clear waters is the perfect setting for a swim or a long walk on the soft sand at sunset!


5) Sunset Beach

Umm Suqeim Beach, also known as Sunset Beach, is considered the busiest and most attractive beach in Dubai due to the wonderful view of the Burj Al Arab located nearby. Umm Suqeim is the name of one of the sheikh neighborhoods of Dubai. Among the facilities of this beach are umbrellas, changing rooms, necessary facilities for showering, Wi-Fi internet and several lifeguards. The Sunset Beach is open 24 hours a day and is therefore one of the most popular beaches in Dubai among Jumeirah residents and Western expats.

Umm Suqeim Beach is one of the free public beaches in Dubai. This beach has many cafes and restaurants and also a special area for barbecue. If you are interested in a picnic, you can take your favorite food and drink with you and spend a great day with your family.

You need to know that Umm Suqeim beach gets very crowded on weekends, so it is better to go there early in the morning. This beach is 16 km from the city center and is easily accessible by public transportation. The closest underground station to the Sunset Beach is First Gulf Bank on the red line.

6) Kite Beach

It can be said that one of the most spectacular beaches in Dubai is Kite Beach, which is located right behind the University of Wollongong. This beach is usually popular with football and volleyball players as well as kayakers. If you visit this beach in Dubai, you will see that people join together in groups and do group sports activities.

Dubai Kite Beach is one of the most social beaches in Dubai where you can find friends with your common interests. Skating, mini bungee jumping, and running on a special track are other activities that you can enjoy next to the warm waters.

Kite Beach is a pristine and great place for recreation, but unfortunately, it does not have any facilities for sunbathing and showering. So, if you want to sunbathe or swim at Kite Beach, be sure to bring the necessary equipment with you. When the tide is low, you can enjoy a long walk along the seashore with an amazing view of Burj Al Arab and a stunning sunset.

Kite Beach DUBAI

7) Al Sufouh Beach

Al- Sufouh Beach whose other name is the Black Palace Beach is located in the Al- Sufouh region of the United Arab Emirates and the city of Dubai. Since Al Sufouh Beach or the Black Palace Beach is actually located between Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah. Many people are unaware of its existence and miss out on enjoying this hidden gem. For this reason, some people have put the name of the Secret Beach on it.

Al Sufouh Beach or the Black Palace Beach is another free public beach in Dubai. This magnificent beach in Dubai with its white sand offers a wonderful panoramic view of Jumeirah Palm and Burj Al Arab.

If you follow the path leading to Jumeirah Beach Road, you will reach the hidden and pristine Black Palace Beach. It is interesting to know that this beach has very limited facilities, but despite this, it is very popular among the local people of Dubai, Emiratis and tourists. For example, there are no changing rooms, sun loungers, or showers in this Dubai beach, and according to tourists, its pristine nature has increased its attractiveness.

8) The Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah is one of the palm islands of Dubai, which can be seen from above in the form of a large palm tree. This island is man-made and built on the waters of the Persian Gulf. While there is a public rocky beach in some parts of Palm Jumeirah, you should know that Palm Jumeirah does not have any public beaches and all these beautiful beaches either belong to luxury residences or are owned by luxury hotels.

Riva Beach Club is the only place that allows access to the Palm Jumeirah beach. But note that they charge an entry fee for each person! Palm Jumeirah Beach has a variety of amenities and entertainment that you can enjoy. You can also watch beautiful views of Dubai from there.

9) Al Seef

Until several decades ago, the coastal city of Dubai did not exist in its present form and Al Seef Beach was the main hangout for fishermen, divers and pearl hunters. This beach is located in the historic Al Fahidi area and is located at the intersection of the old and new parts of Dubai.

Restaurants and coffee shops, shopping centers and stores are located around this beach. It is only 15 minutes away from Dubai International Airport. On this beach, you can see old ships and boats from Dubai’s past; Boats that are made of wood and were used by the local people of the area for fishing and moving on the water. Even today these old boats are used for traveling on water, but this is not very common anymore in Dubai.

Final Word

There are countless beaches in Dubai, but most of them belong to Dubai hotels, and you can enjoy these beaches only if you stay in a hotel. For this reason, in this post, we focused on the best public beaches of Dubai.

As you know, traveling to Dubai is one of the luxury and expensive trips, and having fun at the best public beaches in Dubai is just one of the many things you can do on your trip to this city. Of course, Dubai also has many private beaches, but public beaches, in addition to offering many recreational facilities and excellent cleanliness, provide the opportunity for enjoyable recreation for family and friends.

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