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Dubai La Mer Beachfront District
Discover the city’s favourite beach district

La Mer presents the best of sun, sea and outdoor fun in Dubai. A fine addition to the city’s urban beach cred, the inspirational destination features wide open spaces with palm tree-lined boulevards, graffiti art murals and laidback charm. La Mer is sure to become your favourite address to eat, play and unwind.

Sand to shore

Nestled between Pearl Jumeira and the upcoming Jumeira Bay, La Mer stretches from Jumeirah 1 into the sea, complete with views of the city skyline and Arabian Gulf. If you need a day of pure relaxation, head onto the destination’s golden sands to soak up the sun and watch the world go by.

Art lovers may also notice this charming community’s harmonious blend of minimalist and contemporary design. Inspired by the way the sea washes up timber, rusted metal and barrels to the shore, La Mer’s sustainable marine theme is visible at every turn. For a micro-holiday without the hassle, La Mer offers the perfect mix of style and substance.

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A world of flavour

After a day of exploring, enjoy a bite to eat at La Mer. With a range of tantalising cafés and restaurants across North Island and South Island, there’s something to suit all palates.

One of the most popular dining spots is HQ’s 459, an all-day breakfast restaurant which combines chic yet unpretentious decor with an impressively diverse menu that features everything from Belgian waffles to Spanish octopus.

If you’re tempted to try a fresh interpretation of contemporary Indian cuisine, head over to Masti. Think sun-dried tomato prawns served with a side of lentil ‘chaat’, butter chicken pizza and slow-cooked lamb croquette with delicious spices.

Other dining highlights at La Mer include Treej Cafe for Emirati specialities, The Backyard for barbecued delights and Aprons & Hammers for award-winning seafood.

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Shop ‘til you drop

Comprising four distinct zones – the beach, a leisure and entertainment hub, North Island and South Island – La Mer is a beachfront haven for families. Visitors can shop for sand and sea essentials at homegrown boutique ShayMartian, LA-based label Trina Turk and French swimwear boutique Pain De Sucre.

For a curated edit of urban designers with a love for bold, statement pieces, head to Via Rodeo or LA Rags. The boutiques feature funky T-shirts, playful dresses and striking accessories that will see you through every season. Don’t forget to stop by SevenFriday for statement watches.

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Fun in the sun

Designed to showcase sunshine living at its best, the hub emphasises water play, beach sports and activities for both the young and the young-at-heart.

One of the highlights is Hawa Hawa, an exciting inflatable playground concept. Originating from Japan, it features a series of dune-shaped peaks for low-impact and high-intensity fun. Another exciting new addition to La Mer is the Laguna Waterpark – including a surf machine, five water slides, the laid-back Lazy River ride and play areas for children. A trip here is sure to leave every visitor exhausted yet smiling.

Families seeking a more low-key day out can simply chill at the beachside cabanas, where they can chat, read or take photos by the colourful boats on the sand.

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In the frame

Dubai’s striking new urban playground is also one of the city’s hottest selfie spots. When La Mer’s beaches and restaurants aren’t filling up social feeds, the focus falls on the colourful decorative art and inspired graffiti that can be found along sidewalks, across buildings and even on pavements.

Brighten up every selfie with Arabic phrases such as ‘yalla habibi’ and ‘aloo keefak?’ and playful murals that feature everything from bananas to camels and cars. Head over and see if you can spot the artwork of a child wearing heart-shaped sunglasses with the message ‘stay cool’ – one of the most photographed locations at La Mer this summer.

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