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The beach scene in Dubai

Enjoy beach dining, where sun, sand, sea and supper come together
That irresistible mix of a beachfront setting, a balmy breeze and good food too… is anything more evocative of that holiday feeling? Enjoy Dubai’s finest eclectic beach venues where you can eat, swim and socialise - all in one place. Dubai's has a variety of beachside dining options, from the party scenes at our beach clubs to romantic vibes during your waterside lunch, check out our list of where to eat by the waves.
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Burj Al Arab Terrace

Lux with a view

Burj Al Arab Terrace

Lux with a view

Best for: Poolside Pampering

For the first time, you can experience this ultimate Dubai icon without having to check in as a hotel guest, thanks to the new terrace extension that opened in 2016. The air-conditioned luxury cabanas by the gorgeous infinity pool are fully kitted out with upholstered beds, fresh fruits, coffee and mini-bar, state-of-the-art sound systems and a variety of poolside amenities (the Royal Cabanas even come with luxe private bathrooms). After taking in the rare ‘from the other side’ views of the Burj Al Arab that only a privileged few get, check out the Californian fusion menu of Scape Restaurant & Bar.

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   Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah
  +971 4 3017400
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Zero Gravity

Pool-party vibes

Zero Gravity

Pool-party vibes

Best for: Laidback lounging

As much a party hotspot as it is a beach breakfast venue, this is the ultimate day-through-night destination. Whether you want to top up your tan on the seashore; pose by the pool (infinity, naturally!); or chill in their landscaped gardens, there’s a corner here that’s perfect for anyone. The contemporary casual menu has a focus on natural, healthy and sustainable ingredients – think Atlantic lobster and king crab bruschetta, and smashed avocado with goat’s cheese crumble, and free-range organic scrambled eggs – at affordable prices. The vibe changes as the sun goes down and there’s always something fun going on here, with a stellar lineup of gigs and performances on their weekend calendars, plus a popular brunch.


Contact Details
  Dubai Marina (next to Skydive Dubai)
  +971 4 399 0009

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Kite Beach

Dubai's neighbourhood beachfront

Kite Beach

Dubai's neighbourhood beachfront

Best for: Family fun in the sun

Probably Dubai residents’ favourite beach, this public stretch of sand owes its name to the kite surfers who throng here. Whether you want to enjoy watersports or just grab a towel, hat and SPF to soak up some sun, you can’t go far wrong here. The vibrant beachfront promenade is livened up with an array of eating options, from gourmet burgers to smoothies and pancakes, and live music action on weekends. Don’t miss Salt, which has acquired a cult following for its signature sliders.

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   Jumeirah 3, off Al Manara Road
  +971 800 36227

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Cove Beach

Beachside luxury lounging

Cove Beach

Beachside luxury lounging

Best for: Grown-up glam

A secluded haven in a private strip of beach right by the iconic Burj Al Arab – which means unbeatable views – this intimate beach club is the place to head to for luxe lounging. Enjoy sun-lounger service with an all-access day pass; sample the Med-inspired menu at the stylish restaurant or sip on sundowners at the Sea Lounge, overlooked by swaying palms with chill-out tunes setting the scene.

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The Beach at JBR

Dubai's urban beach strip

The Beach at JBR

Dubai's urban beach strip

Best for: Soaking up the sun

The Jumeirah Beach Residence stretch of coastline is a colourful mélange of beach umbrellas and sun seekers (it’s a public beach), al fresco dining and weekend markets, overlooked by towering apartments and luxury hotels. You can choose from a plethora of restaurants, cafes and grab-and-go kiosks at open-air mall The Beach - from a hearty comfort food feast at celeb chef Tom Aikens’ Pots, Pans and Boards, or nostalgic British fare at Retro Feasts, to authentic Hellenic at Eat Greek, and Indian classics at House of Curry. You can always work off the calories at the free outdoor gym or running track after.


Contact Details
   Jumeirah Beach Residence
  +971 4 440 8888

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Club Vista Mare

Palm Jumeirah's waterside pier

Club Vista Mare

Palm Jumeirah's waterside pier

Best for: Beachside bites

Dubai’s newest beachfront destination is set in the eastern shores of Palm Jumeirah. Spread over 120 metres of coastline, Vista Mare is home to shops and seven different restaurants specialising in international cuisines. From modern European (The Tap House) and Italian (Simply Italian), to slightly more exotic Caribbean (Breeze Beach Grill) and Ethiopian cuisines at Gursha, it’s all here, and it’s all authentic. For chic dining, head to Aji offering Nikkei cuisine (that’s Japanese-Peruvian for the uninitiated) accompanied by stunning views, upscale design and creative drinks right on the beach.



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Nikki Beach Dubai

World-famous beach scene

Nikki Beach Dubai

World-famous beach scene

Best for: Designer decadence

This luxury beach club oozes contemporary minimalist chic with its all-white, marine-accented décor. The sprawling venue is home to not only the beach club – complete with sunbeds, VIP cabanas and swim-up bar; but also four restaurants serving up international fare, from salads and sushi to rotisserie chicken; and most recently, a boutique hotel. As the sun goes down, things get cranked up a notch with their regular roster of lavish parties and entertainment nights. 

Contact Details
   Pearl Jumeirah
  +971 4 376 6162

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