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Best beach clubs in Dubai

Mon, September 11, 2023

With sun, sea and sumptuous dining by day, plus live music and an energetic atmosphere by night, Dubai's beach clubs really do have it all.

With sun, sea and sumptuous dining by day, plus live music and an energetic atmosphere by night, Dubai's beach clubs really do have it all.



Summersalt Beach Club in Dubai

Enjoy unparalleled views of the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab set against a backdrop of blue sea and skies at Jumeirah Al Naseem's Summersalt beach club. Housed in one Dubai’s most luxurious resorts at the Madinat Jumeirah complex, Summersalt has made quite the splash in Dubai’s must-see scene. Here you'll find relaxing loungers, pool and beach access, and delicious cuisine inspired by the spice route. Nearby are popular restaurants like Il Borro Tuscan Bistro and Rockfish, making this beach club one of Dubai’s hottest spots to chill out.


Nikki Beach

Nikki Beach in Dubai
Nikki Beach has brought its international reputation to the shores of the Arabian Gulf with all-white décor, entertainment and good times that can’t be missed. Head over early to access stylish pool and beachside loungers, delicious food, and great service – it's undoubtedly one of the best beach spots in the city. Make sure to check out Nikki Beach's constantly rotating calendar of events for some fun in the sun complete with musical acts, themed days and so much more.

Club Vista Mare

What could be Dubai’s trendiest beachfront destination is set alongside the eastern shores of Palm Jumeirah. Club Vista Mare is home to several different restaurants specialising in a diverse array of international cuisines. Each eatery also offers beach access with sunbeds and beachside service. Highlights include the fresh grills and laidback vibes at Ría Restaurant & Beach Bar, and delectable seafood by the sea at Ibn AlBahr.

Club Vista Mare
  • The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Zero Gravity

Zero Gravity in Dubai

With a beach, garden, lounge and restaurant, there really is something for everyone at Zero Gravity. The venue overlooks the drop zone at Skydive Dubai, so guests can not only look out over Dubai Marina, but they are also periodically treated to the breathtaking sight of skydivers floating towards the ground next to them. Many of the city’s residents (and famous visitors) have had epic sunny days that turn into nights full of dancing at this Dubai favourite.


WHITE Beach Dubai


A great addition to the Dubai beach club scene, WHITE Beach is a stylish retreat based in Atlantis, The Palm. Sip on a refreshing drink on the buzzing terrace or refuel at the chic outdoor restaurant while enjoying iconic views of the Arabian Gulf. Choose to lay back and relax by the picture-perfect infinity pool during the day, and hang around to enjoy the music and buzzing atmosphere in the evening.



Barasti Club in Dubai

A longstanding Dubai institution, Barasti has long been the quintessential locale of the city's lively day-to-evening scene. Located in Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, the famous venue is set over multiple levels, and often hosts live music and sports screenings. Barasti is definitely a go-to place during the city's warm winters, and a great spot to mingle with fellow travellers and residents alike.


DRIFT Beach Club

DRIFT Beach Club in Dubai
You’ll want to stay a little longer at DRIFT Beach Club. Nestled in the plush surrounds of One&Only Royal Mirage, this adults-only beach club is far from ordinary. Laze by the infinity pool, enjoy a lunch in the sunshine with friends, or simply lounge by the soft sands. The private beach club looks out over a kilometre of prime beachfront with sweeping views of Dubai’s skyline. Come for the sunshine, stay for the chic, laidback vibes.

Sofitel The Palm

Book your own cabana or pull up early to get a beach bed at the five-star Sofitel Dubai The Palm. The hotel offers access to 500m of private beach and the kids will love the endless swimming pools – one even features a waterslide. Book a brunch package with one of the in-house restaurants to make a day of it, or choose a pool and spa combo for optimum relaxation.

Sofitel The Palm
  • The Palm Jumeirah East

Cove Beach

Planted in the grounds of the luxurious Caesars Palace Dubai, Cove Beach is a high-end beach club offering fantastic Mediterranean-inspired food and a tranquil atmosphere. But its big selling point is undoubtedly its location at Bluewaters Island – a manmade island off the coast of Jumeirah beach. With fantastic views of the Arabian Gulf, it’s the perfect place to enjoy the sunshine in Dubai.

Bulgari Resort Dubai

Bulgari Resort Dubai
One of the world’s most glamorous properties, The Bulgari Resort is a Dubai gem. With its pristine private beach and a signature swimming pool, your five-star holiday has never looked so good. Lounge in luxury by the sand or strike a pose at one of the poolside day beds. The resort’s beach restaurant, La Spiaggia, is also a chilled spot for leisurely meals with an Instagrammable backdrop.

The Byron Bathers Club

Byron Bathers Club venue
Chef Tom Arnel's new waterside spot on the shores of Palm Jumeirah takes inspiration from Australian beaches, with a surf-style aesthetic and menu that you can happily graze on all day. Bright, airy interiors complement views of the Arabian Sea, with an easy local neighbourhood vibe that ensures visitors become regulars. Snack on small plates or feast on a selection of mains, with an emphasis on coastal flavours putting the spotlight on seafood and seasonal ingredients.

Azure Beach

Azure Beach in Dubai

Mediterranean vibes come to Dubai’s shores at Azure by Rixos Premium Dubai. Offering guests a range of poolside fun – you’ll even spot that Instagram-famous unicorn pool float – the relaxed atmosphere promises a great day in the sun. Have a bite at the club’s restaurant where an Asian-inspired menu delights and, if you’re here with the family, the little ones will love the kids' club.


Bla Bla

Dishes from Asia Asia in Dubai
It's the adults-only beach club causing a stir thanks to the sheer range of options under one roof. With three restaurants, several more lounges and a beachfront already open, and another ten in the pipeline, there's something to suit every taste at Bla Bla. The social destination has incredible views of Ain Dubai, with the waterside area evoking Bali vibes complete with swaying palm trees. Arrive early to top up your tan and then move on to the dining.

Palm West Beach

Palm West Beach
A stretch of pristine beach, overlooking the Dubai Marina skyline, Palm West Beach has a multitude of options for those looking for a day at the beach. Stroll down the boulevard and you'll see trendy Koko Bay where Far Eastern flavours surprise and Jones The Grocer for family-friendly treats among others. There's also The Club at Palm West Beach which plays host to several lifestyle destinations, including Peruvian Playa Beach Club (complete with an infinity pool), Tulum-inspired Eva and African-themed SĀN.

Twiggy by La Cantine

A sunshine-filled spot that will brighten your day, Twiggy by La Cantine is a refreshing beach club and restaurant at Park Hyatt Dubai. Dine by the 100m infinity pool, which has its own menu complete with small plates such as poke bowls, lobster rolls, sushi and caviar, or swap the sun beds for a table on the terrace because the a la carte menu is more than worth it, filled with celebratory Mediterranean dishes.


Nammos Dubai

The Dubai outpost of the Mykonos hotspot is as buzzing as the original. Upbeat vibes permeate the waterside eatery which is perched on the stunning Four Seasons Hotel Jumeirah beach, with an indoor dining area, al fresco terrace and loungers made for relaxing. Make sure you book ahead as weekends in particular are very popular, with a DJ providing the soundtrack as Mediterranean seafood platters – the venue's speciality – are served up. 


Club Mina

A fun-filled family day out is on the cards at Club Mina, which encompasses the beachside pleasures of The Westin Mina Siyahi resort. Not only will your brood have the run of a soft sand beach that stretches across two five-star hotels, but you'll also have multiple pools to pick from – including a shaded kids' one – and the waterpark Jungle Bay. The area also plays host to a kids' club and a multitude of eateries, including Fish Beach Taverna and vegan-friendly Bounty Beets.

Venus Ristorante Beach Club

Aptly named after the Roman idol of beauty, and with plenty of substance to match its undeniable style, Venus Ristorante & Beach Club is the latest shoreside spot to spill out onto the crystal sands of Bluewaters Island. Located at luxury wellness property Banyan Tree Dubai, Venus boasts stunning Ain Dubai views, towering palm trees and strategically-strewn hammocks providing the perfect frame for that all-important Instagram photo.

Soul Beach

Brightly-coloured stripes add to the vibrant setting of JA Resort's beach club, aimed at those over 21. Pick your perch by the infinity pool or on the shore, or grab your friends and secure a lounge surrounded by beanbags. Regular DJs and visiting artists specialise in atmospheric music, with fire dancers and performers coming out at sunset to oversee the transition from day to night. Inspired by Ibiza, but with a distinctly Dubai vibe, you'll be kept fuelled with moreish bites throughout the day.

Verde Beach Dubai

Beach hotel Verde Jumeirah

Get a taste of the French Riviera at Verde Beach Dubai. Based at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, in view of the Burj Al Arab, the venue combines a luxurious beach club with fine European dining. Chef Julien Lee Thibault offers signature dishes including tuna tartare ‘surprise’ and spiny lobster linguine. Opt for one of the driftwood cabanas or over-sized sunbeds, and be entertained by laid-back beats provided by world-class DJs at this upbeat shoreside destination.

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