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Beaches

Sun, sand and surf at the best public beaches in Dubai

Mon, August 24, 2020

Dubai's beaches are buzzing hives of activity accessible all year round. Follow our definitive guide of the best free beaches to eat, play and relax shoreside.

Dubai's beaches are buzzing hives of activity accessible all year round. Follow our definitive guide of the best free beaches to eat, play and relax shoreside.

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Sunset Beach

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Sunset Beach, also known as Umm Suqeim beach, is the perfect spot to relax with the sun, sand and Burj Al Arab in the distant background. One of the quieter beaches along the coast, it is a beautiful area for morning jogs and strolls and watching the sun set across the Arabian Gulf. The calm beach allows you to catch a snooze, or do a bit of reading while enjoying one of the emirate's most beautiful stretches of sand. It's also where that  quintessential ‘holding up the Burj Al Arab' photograph you've seen all over Instagram is taken.
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The Beach

Get a taste of an idyllic beachside lifestyle and make your way down to The Beach opposite JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residences) – a relaxed district with restaurants, hotels, lounges and a range of family-friendly entertainment. The bustling cosmopolitan area is like a sunny beach resort that anyone can access, with a contemporary Arabian touch. Easily accessible from anywhere in Dubai, visitors can enjoy the beach, sample a range of restaurants and marvel at the range of supercars on show.

3

Kite Beach

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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 paddleboarding and kayaking. There are plenty of non-aqua activities, including a skatepark, an outdoor trampoline and a toddler-friendly area. Post-swim, make your way to one of the many beachside cafes for a bite to eat. We recommend Salt, a homegrown food truck-style café serving up some of the best beef sliders in the city.
4

Black Palace Beach

Known as Black Palace Beach thanks to its location 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.

5

Al Mamzar Beach Park

Al Mamzar Beach Park
Al Mamzar Beach features five pristine beaches for sunbathing or swimming. Before reaching the soft white sand, you'll cross a large section of manicured lawn, with winding foot and bike paths sided by swaying palm trees. Spread over 106 hectares, Al Mamzar includes three stunning pools where families can cool off instead of getting sandy on the shore. 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. You can also rent a sun lounge or even book a private, air-conditioned beach bungalow for a more exclusive experience. 

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